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Notes: Lions name Kerry Hyder ‘Most Improved Player’ of 2016

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The young Lions defensive end was an easy choice for Lions players.

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  • Kerry Hyder spent nearly all of 2015 on the Detroit Lions’ practice squad. So it should come as little surprise that, after his eight-sack season, the team named him the most improved player of 2016:

  • Relocation in the NFL means a big financial gain for the Lions (and the other 30 teams that didn’t move):

  • A’Shawn Robinson is an intimidating man:

  • Calvin Johnson visited the White House this week. No word on if he was given a presidential order to return to the football field:

Special night we were privileged to spend in the White House last week. The Obama's know how to throw a party!

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  • Teryl Austin obviously didn’t land a head coaching job again this year, and according to Dave Birkett, no Lions coordinator has jumped to a head coaching job since the ‘70s (not including Dick Jauron):