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Notes: Detroit Lions hand Matt Cassel a veteran minimum deal

The veteran quarterback won’t even cost the Lions $1 million in cap space.

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  • The numbers on the Detroit Lions’ signing of Matt Cassel are out, and they are extremely low, as expected. As first reported by Justin Rogers of the Detroit News, the Lions signed the veteran quarterback to a veteran minimum deal, which comes with a mere cap hit of $720,000 and $350,000 of dead money, if cut. Full details:

  • Ever wonder what these early offseason workouts look like, especially considering the Lions can’t do any real football drills yet? Well, the Lions actually have Day 1 highlights from Monday’s workouts.

  • While running some drills during Georgia’s Pro Day, Lions head coach Matt Patricia gave linebacker prospect Lorenzo Carter a long, hard look:

  • Is Color Rush dead just three years after it debuted on Thursday Night Football? It certains seems like it will no longer be mandatory for teams on Thursday night:

That being said, Austin Knoblauch of NFL.com says the uniforms “aren’t going away completely, but they might no longer be exclusive to Thursday night games.” So if you bought a Lions color rush jersey last year, you’ll likely see them again on the field, just maybe not on Thursday. Of course, the Lions wore them on a Saturday last year anyways.

  • Arguably the best tight end in this year’s draft class will be working out for the Lions:

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