- Why, at 70 years old, would former Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham leave the NFL to join analytics company Pro Football Focus? He simply wasn’t satisfied with a diminished role in Detroit and wanted a challenge. ESPN’s Michael Rothstein has the full story, which also explains what he’ll be doing with PFF.
- The Lions Wire makes a case that Michigan’s Chris Wormley may be the local prospect Detroit Lions fans should be paying attention to.
- The Lions apparently worked out Florida cornerback Teez Tabor this week:
Florida CB Jalen "Teez" Tabor visiting Dallas Cowboys at the Star in Frisco tomorrow. He worked out for the Lions yesterday, per source.— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) April 5, 2017
- The Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett has 15 potential first-round fits for the Lions. (Warning: Slideshow)
- Former Lions safety Louis Delmas was arrested this week for “resisting arrest without violence” after his driver was arrested for a DUI. Perhaps most notable about this story is Delmas’ mugshot:
- Last week, Lions president Rod Wood told reporters that he had proposed Detroit as a future host city for the NFL Draft. However, it appears the Lions aren’t among the final teams being considered in 2018.
Sources: Dallas has emerged as a favorite to host the 2018 NFL draft. https://t.co/ZOQxCIYzMo— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 5, 2017
- Last year, Twitter won streaming rights to 10 Thursday Night Football games. This year, Amazon Prime won the honors by paying a whopping $50 million. Twitter paid around $10 million for the slate of games in 2016.