- The Detroit Lions do not currently have a player scheduled to go to next week’s Pro Bowl in Orlando. However, because players heading to the Super Bowl do not attend the Pro Bowl, there is a chance the Lions will get Pro Bowl representation. Enter: Matt Prater:
Looking at Pro Bowl rosters if ATL wins on Sun Prater in as alternate. Slay said he'll play if needed but Sherman/Jenkins/PP/Rhodes all done— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) January 16, 2017
- However, the Lions did not have one player named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-NFL or All-NFC team:
Here are the 2016 All-NFL, All-AFC & All-NFC teams as selected by the PFWA: pic.twitter.com/4mo8XBpkV9— Pro Football Writers (@PFWAwriters) January 16, 2017
- Taylor Decker was named the co-NFC North Offensive Rookie of the Year by ESPN writers, along with Bears running back Jordan Howard.
- Decker was also named the Lions’ top offensive linemen by his fellow teammates.
- Former Lions offensive line coach now has a job with his former rival:
- Pro Football Focus broke down the biggest offseason question for each team. For the Lions? Linebacker.
- Lions GM Bob Quinn is at the East-West Shrine Game practices this week, and he’s eyeing himself some more offensive linemen:
Bob Quinn has not left the OL area all practice. He has company too— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) January 17, 2017
The Lions drafted three offensive linemen last year, but two starting linemen—Riley Reiff and Larry Warford—are due to become free agents this offseason.