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Lions notes: Dean Blandino resigns as NFL VP of officiating

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The league’s officiating chief has abruptly stepped down from his position.

Super Bowl XLIX Football Operations Press Conference Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images
  • In surprising news, NFL vice president of officiating, Dean Blandino, has stepped down from his position and it appears he is going to be joining FOX’s football coverage. The news comes as a shock, considering Blandino was going to be integral for the league’s transition into a centralized review system.

  • Marvin Jones Jr. is getting ready for Lions workouts, which begin on Monday. He’s spent this week working with a legend:

  • A newly signed Lions defensive tackle is already in town for next week’s workouts and is ready to go:

  • The Lions’ first preseason game has a date and time: