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Lions notes: Detroit finishes 18th in NFL.com’s Power Rankings

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The Lions don’t have a lot of hype behind them for 2018.

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  • NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison has updated power rankings for which he describes as a mixture of how the teams finished in 2017 and their outlook for 2018. The Detroit Lions came in at just 18th, well behind both the Vikings (7th) and the Packers (10th), but still comfortably ahead of the Bears (24th).

  • Ezekiel Ansah welcomed new head coach Matt Patricia to Detroit on Twitter:

  • Sadly, it appears former Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley will never play again. He was released by the Saints on Monday because of his heart condition.

  • It looks like Paul Pasqualoni will have a significant role in the Lions’ coaching staff:

  • Remember Marvin Jones Jr.’s amazing tattoo he got done last week?

Jones spoke with DetroitLions.com to explain why he got the tattoo and what it means to him.

  • Lions defensive tackle Akeem Spence won the Good Guy Award for his relationship with the Detroit media in 2017: