- 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:
First up in the 2016 #Lions player awards: Chuck Hughes Most Improved Player https://t.co/Bhu2FXwPwZ pic.twitter.com/3ppVkuYzHI— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 13, 2017
- The Lions offensive line ranked 19th in efficiency according to Pro Football Focus.
- ESPN’s Mike Rothstein thinks Larry Warford may be the top free agent guard available, if the Lions don’t re-sign him first.
- Relocation in the NFL means a big financial gain for the Lions (and the other 30 teams that didn’t move):
Lions may get cash windfall for Chargers, Rams moves to L.A. https://t.co/QUm3G1aKMn— Crain's Detroit Biz (@crainsdetroit) January 12, 2017
- A’Shawn Robinson is an intimidating man:
I would not want to mess with @AshawnRobinson, judging strictly from this photo.— SI Vault (@si_vault) January 12, 2017
Pic by John W. McDonough pic.twitter.com/i9kSU3QDvy
- Calvin Johnson visited the White House this week. No word on if he was given a presidential order to return to the football field:
- 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):
Chuck Knox went from Lions' OL coach to Rama coach in the 70s, I believe that was the last Lions assistant to go directly to a HC job https://t.co/ZAhuzdDfqS— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) January 13, 2017