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Notes: Detroit Lions donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief, players follow suit

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There has been an outpour of donations from the Detroit Lions organization after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

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  • In a classy move from ownership, Martha Ford and her family have donated $1 million on behalf of the Detroit Lions to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey aid and relief efforts:

  • Lions defensive end Kerry Hyder—a Texas native—is also doing his part to support Hurricane Harvey relief. (Click here to purchase a shirt, 100% of proceeds will go to Harvey relief):

  • Sam Martin is also in the giving mood. He’ll be part of supply donation event in two locations in Detroit over the weekend. For more information on those events, check out these two tweets. He’s also donating up to $10,000 worth of dog food for pets displaced by the hurricane:

  • A company named Rep The Squad is offering a Netflix-type of subscription, but for jersey sales. (Think of it like Rent-A-Swag, for “Parks and Recreation” fans.) The Detroit Lions are one of three teams that are already being offered. For a monthly subscription of $19.95 for adults, you can own one jersey and trade it in at any time for a new one. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Golden Tate is an investor in the company.

  • As always, Laken Tomlinson was gracious on his way out after being traded to the 49ers on Thursday:

And teammate Tahir Whitehead wished him well:

  • SB Nation has an amazing 2017 NFL season preview, including this great Optimism Generator: