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Notes: Lions release George Winn, name captains for Colts game

The Detroit Lions have made a minor transaction as game day draws near.

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  • Friday morning the Detroit Lions announced that they have released running back George Winn from the practice squad, while adding offensive lineman Chase Farris to the 10-man team. Farris was an undrafted free agent this year, while Winn had been with the Lions since 2014.

  • Jim Caldwell announced the Lions’ captains for Week 1:

  • The Lions will play their first game of the season on September 11, and will be wearing a decal on their helmet to honor the people who we lost on that day:

  • Do you like game-by-game predictions for the Lions’ season? Good, because I’ve got two of them here: Detroit Jock City (slideshow) and MLive (slideshow).

  • Thursday night’s opener featured Broncos fullback Andy Janovich scoring on his first NFL carry. I seem to remember someone else recently scoring their first career touchdown on their first career carry:

  • It’s true: