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Lions notes: Offensive and defensive breakout candidates for 2017

Who could be in for breakout seasons in 2017?

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  • You may have thought Sam Martin and former Lions tight end Joseph Fauria had a strong friendship, but Martin took things to a new level with fellow special teamer Matt Prater this week. The two traveled together to the dentist to get their wisdom teeth removed:

  • The Lions made a lot of changes with their secondary this offseason, but the improvement all remains hypothetical:

  • Jared Abbrederis missed the last two days of minicamp last week, and now it appears we know why. Congrats to Jared and his family!

  • Former Lions defensive end Devin Taylor, who started every game for Detroit last year, only received a minimum salary deal with the Giants when he signed with them back in May: