Though the NFL offseason is in an in-between stage as far as free agency (initial signing flurry complete) and the NFL Draft (which takes place in four weeks), there was plenty of news and analysis out of Allen Park this week.
- Auburn RB Onterio McCalebb visited Allen Park on Monday, reported by Detroitlions.com lead writer Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman). Twentyman says McCalebb - at 5-10 and 170 pounds - is a versatile player with lightening speed and will be an asset to whichever team drafts him.
- Twentyman also reported the visits of Central Michigan T Eric Fisher and NC State DB David Amerson. Twentyman says Fisher will be a possibility at fifth-overall, while Amerson may be a second-round possibility.
- A popular NFC North story by Tim Twentyman this week takes a look at free agent acquisitions and losses by the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings.
- Twentyman also reported that WR Darrius Heyward-Bey visited Allen Park, but that he left without a contract.
Louis Delmas- Glover Quincombination could pay big dividends for the Lions in 2013.
- After injury struggles his first two seasons, the Lions will be looking toward DT
Nick Fairleyto be a 16-game player in 2013.
- Despite the buzz surrounding the RB
Reggie Bushsigning and the skill set he will bring to the Lions' offense, Mikel Leshoureand Joique Bellwill continue to have relevant roles.
- LB Justin Durant, who had been in Detroit since 2011, agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys. With Durant's starting spot vacated,
Ashlee Palmer, Tahir Whiteheadand Travis Lewiswill compete for the job.
- Job competition will also take place at the starting cornerback spot opposite CB
Chris Houston, says Twentyman, with second-year pro Chris Greenwoodin the mix.
- Both Tim Twentyman and Mike O'Hara analyze the Lions' offensive line situation; Twentyman talks to T
Riley Reiffabout stepping into a starter's role and O'Hara talks with C/G Bill Nagyabout the unexpected opportunity he has this season.
- Final story in Detroitlions.com's Barry Sanders-Herman Moore series, we take a look at Sanders and
Calvin Johnsonthrough the eyes of Moore and WR Nate Burleson, respectively.
- Sanders is also up for this year's Madden Cover following last year's win by Calvin Johnson. He is currently head-to-head with recently-retired LB Ray Lewis. Fans can vote until April 3.
- In other news, RB Reggie Bush already has a steak named after him at a local restaurant and DT
Ndamukong Suhwas eliminated from the ABC reality TV series, Splash.