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Notes: Rod Wood drops hints about Lions’ 2018 schedule, talks future NFL Draft bids

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Rod Wood revealed some of the Lions’ future plans during this week’s owners meetings.

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  • Detroit Lions president Rod Wood met with the media on Monday at this week’s owners meeting and dropped a few minor news bits. First, he addressed why Detroit didn’t land the NFL Draft for future locations of the event. His answer was odd and likely overly simplistic:

Wood said the Lions will continue to bid for future drafts, but in the meantime, it looks like another Final Four event is possible in the near future:

Finally, Wood dropped some hints about the Lions’ 2018 schedule, which is expected to be released in mid-April:

  • Are the Lions rebuilding? Did Detroit use Johnathan Hankins as a negotiation tool? How would Johnny Manziel fit into the Lions depth chart should he theoretically sign with Detroit? The Detroit News’ Justin Rogers answers all those questions and more in his mailbag column.

  • It may be the offseason, but Golden Tate is making sure he still has good hands, and he’s specifically working on his chugs after the catch (CAC):

Thank you Whistler.... (drops the mic)

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  • Sam Martin is even a #PuntGod in the Madden universe:

  • Finally, we wanted to send our condolences to long-time Lions beat writer Mike O’Hara, whose partner of 22 years, Tina B. Co, passed away on Friday. Read her beautiful obituary here.