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Notes: Lions work out two former first-round picks at defensive end

The Detroit Lions could be looking for some defensive end help in light of Ezekiel Ansah’s injury.

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  • The Detroit Lions worked out several players on Tuesday, as they have every Tuesday this year. This time they seemed focused on defensive ends, perhaps because of the lingering injury to Ezekiel Ansah. The Lions looked at two former first-round picks in Bjoern Werner and Quinton Coples:
  • Tahir Whitehead looks excited to face his former teammate on Sunday:

  • The Lions’ waiver priority has shot up after a 1-2 start. Prior to Week 3 waiver priority was determined by 2016 draft order. Now it is determined by 2016 standings:

  • Still not convinced that Marvin Jones’ incredible start to the season is something special? How about now?

  • This is an excellent film breakdown of how Laken Tomlinson actually faired extremely well against one of the best defensive linemen in the league, Mike Daniels.

  • The Houston Texans, the Lions’ opponent in Week 8, could be in big trouble:

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