- Golden Tate and Marvin Jones Jr. represented one of the best one-two punch receiver duos in the league last season. Apparently, it went unnoticed. A week after The Ringer failed to put the Detroit Lions among the league’s top 10 pass-catching units, NFL.com released a list of the top five WR corps in the NFL, and the Lions were left off that list, too.
The Lions had a response:
You're forgetting the only team that had two 1,000-yard WRs last year... pic.twitter.com/E7jRPhiLX7— Detroit Lions (@Lions) June 19, 2018
- Former Lions last-minute plan Greg Robinson has found a new home. The Cleveland Browns signed the now-journeyman offensive tackle.
- The Detroit Free Press has more details on some of the contract for the Lions’ UDFAs, and there are some interesting figures here:
Chad Meredith ($25k gtd) & Teo Redding ($15k) made big impressions in minicamp. For those who've asked, here's the top guarantees Lions gave to UDFAs:— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) June 19, 2018
Brandon Powell: $44k
JoJo Wicker: $40k
Mike Ford: $27,500
Chris Jones: $22k
Ryan Santoso: $21k
Al-Rasheed Benton: $20k
- Pretty neat article here from Erik Schlitt of Lions Wire explaining what to expect from the Lions’ interior defenders and what each individual may contribute in 2018. Learn more about the 3-3-5 defense here.
- The Lions’ closest-to-the-pin contest is underway, and Don Muhlbach kicked things off with... well, he tried:
Oh snap! @ttwentyman's annual closest-to-the pin contest is underway. Kicking things off this year is 2016 champ Don Muhlbach: pic.twitter.com/giVr4PoeVR— Detroit Lions (@Lions) June 19, 2018
- Tori Petry has a new Lions podcast that has had some good guests in its five episodes. The latest features Matthew Stafford and is worth your time.
- Remember when Darius Slay went up against Odell Beckham Jr. in a Week 2 marquee matchup on national TV? Friend of the PODcast Mansur Shaheen took every snap they lined up opposite each other and put it into a neat video compilation:
every snap darius slay took opposite odell beckham in week 2 pic.twitter.com/Y3wB6lozNO— sadio mané fan account (@MansurShaheen) June 18, 2018
- Terrell Owens is 44 and still a freak of nature: