Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense19th88.9 (28th)251.9 (12th)
Defense2nd69.3 (1st)231.6 (13th)
2015 Draft
Rnd#PlayerPos.School
128Laken TomlinsonOGDUKE
254Ameer AbdullahRBNEB
380Alex CarterCBSTNFRD
4113Gabe WrightDTAUBURN
5168Michael BurtonFBRUT
6200Quandre DiggsCBTEXAS
7240Corey RobinsonOTSC

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Standings

NFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Green Bay12-4-05-1-0
Detroit11-5-05-1-0
Minnesota7-9-01-5-0
Chicago5-11-01-5-0
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Lions RB Joique Bell a participant in Tuesday session
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Lions running back Joique Bell participated in the team's Tuesday workout, though it's unclear to what extent, per the Detroit News.

His mere availability for the OTA is encouraging, however, given the minor surgeries he underwent in the offseason.

Bell came on strong at the end of last year and finished with 860 yards and a 3.9 yards-per-carry average.

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Lions LB Stephen Tulloch claims he was a full-go Tuesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch has apparently made good on his claim that he has fully recovered from ACL surgery undergone in 2014, at least if his effort Tuesday is any indication.

The team website is stating that Tulloch was a full participant in the OTA session. "I'm doing everything," he said. "I'm able to run around and make calls and make checks and get back to being a middle linebacker."

Tulloch suffered a bit of embarrassment in Week 3 a year ago when he sustained the season-ending injury celebrating a sack of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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Lions SS James Ihedigbo attending OTA
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Lions strong safety James Ihedigbo has reported to OTAs and will likely attend minicamp despite his stated desire for a new contract, the Detroit News is reporting.

Ihedigbo was the lone Lion to skip voluntary workouts last month. But general manager Martin Mayhew expressed understanding about his absence given the contract situation.

The 31-year-old Ihedigbo has been a starter in the NFL since 2009. He racked up 59 tackles and a career-high four interceptions in his first season with Detroit in 2014.

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Lions' LaAdrian Waddle begins running again
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Lions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle has begun running, as he continues to recover from January knee surgery. 

Waddle has felt ready to begin running for some time, but he is sticking with the prescribed schedule. 

"It’s hard to hold back," Waddle said, per NFL.com. "I’m not going to lie. I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do. There’s no point in pushing it and doing something stupid and make everything you did worth nothing. I’m pushing it as much as I can push it."

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Drafting of offensive linemen pleases Lions QB Matthew Stafford
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Lions didn't go sexy in the first round of the 2015 draft. But quarterback Matthew Stafford is certainly not complaining.

His team drafted offensive linemen Manny Ramirez and Laken Tomlinson in the first round. Just what the doctor ordered - if that doctor is Stafford, who can certainly visualize the difference between the offensive line that will be protecting him in 2015 and the one that did not last season.

The Lions allowed 45 sacks a year ago - only 10 teams surrendered more. It was the highest number of times Stafford wound up on his back during his six-year career.

"Since the week before the draft, to the week after, it was like night and day," Stafford told MLive.com. "We just have so many more bodies, and so many more guys who are capable of playing well."

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