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Lions notes: Dwight Freeney to retire after 16 seasons in the NFL

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Canton awaits, Dwight.

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  • After spending just five games with the Detroit Lions in 2017, defensive end Dwight Freeney is retiring. He’ll sign a one-day contract with the team that drafted him, the Indianapolis Colts, then announce his retirement this week:

  • Lions general manager Bob Quinn held a pre-draft press conference on Thursday. As expected, he said a whole lot without saying much of anything at all. Either way, you can watch the entire thing here:
Watch LIVE as Bob Quinn holds his pre-draft press conference

Watch LIVE as Bob Quinn holds his pre-draft press conference

Posted by Detroit Lions on Thursday, April 19, 2018

  • The Lions are marketing to our friends to the north, thanks to the signing of Ontario-native Luke Willson:

  • We all know the Lions haven’t had a 100-yard rusher in a game since 2013. But PFF put it in graphical form and compared it to the rest of the league.

  • This is going to be a fun Lions GIF to use in the future: