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Lions notes: Matthew Stafford turns down Pro Bowl invite because of finger injury

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The Detroit Lion could have been a two-time Pro Bowler, but an injury prevented an Orlando appearance.

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  • Because Matt Ryan will be playing in the Pro Bowl and Aaron Rodgers turned down an invitation, Matthew Stafford was in line to be the next quarterback representative for the NFC Pro Bowl team. However, Stafford turned down the offer according to the Detroit News because of the finger injury he suffered in Week 14 against the Chicago Bears.

  • Whatever your views are on Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, it appears he has gained the respect of his colleagues:

  • DeAndre Levy helped raise money to test neglected rape kits last year. Less than a year later, those efforts are already paying off:

  • During this week of Senior Bowl practices, the Lions met with Texas A&M defensive end Daeshon Hall “for a while.” Based on what Hall said to MLive, there appears to be genuine interest there.

  • The Packers coaching staff is going through some minor changes this offseason: