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Notes: Lions running backs are the most underrated in the league

At least someone is giving the Lions some respect.

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“A lot depends on injury luck, but when everyone is ready to go, the Lions’ backfield boasts an eclectic and versatile group of players.”

  • Our friend Brian Phillips from the Patriots blog Pats Pulpit made a best guess at what the details of Matthew Stafford’s contract extension would look like if Detroit gave him a five-year, $126.9 million deal:

The most interesting part of Phillips’ estimate is that it would clear up $7 million in cap space for Detroit, more than enough to sign someone like... I don’t know, Zach Orr?

  • Taylor Decker is taking a rare weekend vacation, but after that, it’s back to rehab:

  • Miss you, Calvin:

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