- Gil Brandt of NFL.com listed his top 14 NFL offensive players he has ever seen play. Former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders landed No. 6 on the list, behind just Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Jim Brown, Jerry Rice and Don Hutson.
- Back in May, former Lion Jahvid Best announced he was going to be trying out for the 2016 Summer Olympics as a track runner for St. Lucia (where his father was born). It appears Best is still on track to try out for the team:
So I'm hearing the deadline for me to be submitted by my country for #Rio2016 is tomorrow.....— Jah (@J4hvidbest) July 6, 2016
- SideLion Report looked back at the Lions' 2010 draft day trades. It mostly is not pretty.
- In what has to be one of the strangest news stories of the offseason, basketball legend Christian Laettner is filing for bankruptcy. But it is who he owes money that is particularly interesting:
- The Lions not only lost a decent two-down linebacker in Stephen Tulloch, they lost a great person:
- The NFL released their final 10 players in their Top 100 Players for 2016 list. Cam Newton was named No. 1. The Lions only had one player on the entire list: Ezekiel Ansah at No. 43.