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Lions notes: Geoff Schwartz announces retirement from NFL

The eight-year veteran has hung up his cleats.

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  • Former Detroit Lions offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz has announced his retirement from the NFL. Schwartz failed to make the Lions’ 53-man roster last fall and did not find his way onto another roster during the 2016 season. He retires after eight seasons in the NFL. His brother, Mitch Schwartz remains in the league with the Kansas City Chiefs:

  • Schwartz’s second YouTube episode of breaking down offensive line play is up, and it is just as good as the first:

  • There’s a new Detroit Lions blog in town and it’s being run by our good friend Ty Schalter (formerly of Bleacher Report and his own The Lions in Winter). Schalter has already put a lot of content out there on the site he’s calling Lions Wire. Check it out here.

  • Sadly the latest episode of the PODcast was lost due to internet shenanigans. We will re-record later in the week. While you wait, Jerry Mallory’s podcast Hindsight 20 is back. In his latest episode he discusses his favorite free agent options for the Lions this year: