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Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense6th112.0 (18th)280.1 (5th)
Defense16th99.8 (5th)246.9 (23rd)
2014 Draft
110Eric EbronTEUNC
240Kyle Van NoyOLBBYU
376Travis SwansonCARK
4133Nevin LawsonCBUTAHST
4136Larry WebsterTEBLO
5158Caraun ReidDTPRINCE
6189TJ JonesWRND
7229Nate FreeseKBC

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Calvin Johnson to wear protective splint
by Larry Hartstein |

When Lions receiver Calvin Johnson makes his preseason debut Friday against the Jaguars, he'll be wearing a protective splint on the finger that required offseason surgery, reports "It doesn't affect me," Johnson said.

"Doctors did a great job making the thing so that it doesn't affect the way I catch the ball. We'll give it a go and see how it feels."

Johnson, who also had offseason knee surgery, dealt with knee pain much of last season. He said the way his body feels now, compared to the end of last season, is "night and day."

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Nick Fairley: My eating habits have 'gotten in the way'
by Larry Hartstein |

Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who's now on the second string, said his eating habits "have gotten in the way" the past couple weeks, reports the team's website. Fairley said he weighs 315 pounds and wants to play at 305.

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Calvin Johnson to 'move around a lot this year'
by Larry Hartstein |

Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said receiver Calvin Johnson will "move around a lot this year: Inside and outside and motion," reports the team's website. Johnson caught 16 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns out of the slot last season.

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Lions release Drayton Florence
by Larry Hartstein |

The Lions released 33-year-old cornerback Drayton Florence after signing him earlier this month.

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Lions not concerned about Reggie Bush's lackluster preseason
by Larry Hartstein |

Lions running back Reggie Bush has dropped two passes and is averaging 2.0 yards per carry on five rushes this preseason. Bush will get a chance to find his rhythm Friday against the Jaguars, though coach Jim Caldwell says he's not worried.

"You see we haven’t played him a whole lot, either, at this point," Caldwell told the Detroit Free Press. "But I’m not concerned about him and what he can do, what he’s capable of doing. He’s done it for so many years, year in and year out, he’ll do the same thing again this year. He’ll be a standout for us."

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