The NFL released the offseason schedule for all 32 teams this week, and the Lions report back April 17. The full schedule of dates are as follows:
First Day: April 17
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-6, June 8-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 13-15
For more information on offseason training program, click here.
MOCK DRAFT WATCH
With the bulk of free agency completed, analysts are pushing out their latest mock drafts.
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay put together a dueling two-round mock, and went all-in on defense for the Lions, selecting two defensive ends (Charles Harris and Takkarist McKinley) and two cornerbacks (Quincy Wilson and Chidobe Awuzie), respectively.
Our own Mike O'Hara is also looking defense, and close to home with his pick of Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers.
Check out the rest of the mock draft results for the Lions here.
MEET THE PROSPECT
Get to know some of the top players entering the 2017 NFL Draft with Tim Twentyman's Meet the Prospect series. Each week Tim will take a look at three prospects who could make sense for the Lions at 21.
Check out this week's prospects below:
OTHER NOTEWORTHY ITEMS:
- The Detroit Lions announced Monday that they have signed linebacker Nick Bellore.
- No decisions have been made, but general manager Bob Quinn seems open to bringing wide receiver Anquan Boldin back.
- Jake Rudock has a good shot to become the backup quarterback this season, an opportunity head coach Jim Caldwell is excited for.
- Defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson continued to progress as his rookie season went on, which bodes well for his second year.