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Notes: Former Lions FB Michael Burton facing ‘tall odds’ to make Bears roster

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It’s hard out there for a fullback.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

  • Golden Tate had himself a weekend:

  • The Pontiac Silverdome could finally see its long overdue demise. Lions Wire has the full story on the final application for demolition permits.

  • Over on the west side of the state, Ameer Abdullah is working hard to stay fit:

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  • Last year, the Lions sent a lot of blitzes on first down, but to no avail:

  • Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski power ranked all 32 2016 draft classes based on one year of production. The Detroit Lions placed 13th on the list, only behind the Chicago Bears (fifth overall) in the NFC North.