The Lions, lying in wait for the new year...
The Detroit Lions are entering June with a roster spot open.
The spot exists because the Lions released defensive end Kourtnei Brown on Friday, giving the team room to make a move if they chose to do so. Of course, they would need the cap room to make a move -- part of the reason Detroit has yet to sign either first round pick Eric Ebron or second-rounder Kyle Van Noy.
As it exists now, Detroit's roster breaks down like this: Four quarterbacks, six running backs, two fullbacks (Montell Owens is listed by the team as a running back, not fullback), 11 wide receivers, five tight ends, seven offensive tackles, six guards, two centers, six defensive ends, nine defensive tackles, 10 linebackers, 10 cornerbacks, seven safeties, two kickers, a punter and a long snapper.
And now, a look at Lions news from around the Interwebs:
Nick Fairley accepts the decision Detroit made on his option (here's the original story from the Detroit Free Press). Fairley's weight loss is a great thing for the Lions. This week's Lions Mailbag. Cornerback Bill Bentley has his swagger back.
Antonio Gates thinks Ken Whisenhunt would have been good for Matthew Stafford, writes Carlos Monarrez in the Detroit Free Press.
Kellen Moore knows he'll have to fight for his job, writes Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News.
Cassius Vaughn learned a lot about playing cornerback from Champ Bailey, writes Justin Rogers in MLive.
Not a Lions story, but a fascinating look into the offseason preparation of Tom Brady, who works with former MLB pitcher Tom House, reports Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal.