- Just days after NFL VP of officiating, Dean Blandino, resigned, the head of the NFL Referees Association joined SiriusXM NFL Radio. There he told the radio hosts that officials don’t enjoy calling celebration penalties and wished it would be only a fine.
- Now that offseason workouts are underway, MLive’s Kyle Meinke gives us a cursory look at the top five positional battles for the Detroit Lions.
- On Saturday, we asked Lions fans for their worst jersey purchases. When one fan said Charlie Batch, the former Lions quarterback took notice, and apparently had a good sense of humor about it:
- Today’s Mock Draft of the Day comes from SB Nation’s Dan Kadar, who has the Lions taking a local talent, but maybe not the guy you’re thinking of.
- Ty Schalter of The Lions Wire grades the Lions’ new uniforms.
- One Lions fan reached out to the official team Twitter account to see if he could use the Wendy’s Nugget Tactic to get himself a free new jersey:
@Lions How many Rts do I have to get to get a Matthew Stafford color rush jersey?— Dylan O (@ChillanDylan_) April 14, 2017
And it worked!
- I suppose this counts as some sort of accolade:
Bear with me here: Golden Tate's OT touchdown was named the #1 Athletic Play of the Year by NFL's Snapchat account. pic.twitter.com/lGPoNSWLUW— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) April 16, 2017
- While we continue to wait to see whether the Lions will pick up Eric Ebron’s fifth-year option, here are some of his highlights from the 2016 season: