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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions are adding former Bucs, Steelers, Titans and Rams DE Cashaud Lyons off waivers Wednesday, according to Field Yates. The Lions got a look at him last year during joint practices with Pittsburgh. The 6-foot-5, 284-pound Lyons has never appeared in a regular season game. He was waived by the Rams yesterday. To make room, Detroit waived TE Andrew Price.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Ebron, T.J Lang, TJ Jones, Dontez Ford, Thurston Armbrister, Cyrus Kouandjio, Noel Thomas, Dez Stewart, Adairius Barnes all out for Lions on Wednesday during open portion of practice.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said punter Sam Martin is "coming along, making progress." He's still on the NFI list. "He's still alive. He hasn't disappeared off the face of the earth. We see him." Didn't say if he'd definitely be ready for Week 1 though.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell has some help at the podium today -- two of his grandchildren.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked about a potential work stoppage. Said that shouldn't be the point. Said the point is to sit down and work things out.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Roger Goodell on a report that he has a new five-year deal; "That's news to me." Said they are in discussions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions team president Rod Wood said he is not seeking out being on"Hard Knocks," but believes it is an interesting platform. Roger Goodell said he understands why teams don't volunteer for it.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Lions OL Lomas Brown just apologized to Lions fans for "not reaching the pinnacle," meaning the Super Bowl. Brown was part of the mid-1990s teams that had the best chance of it.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Roger Goodell said brain injury research a top issue for them: "We know an awful lot less" about the brain and brain injuries than they should. Said research is important to them.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions team president Rod Wood said if Detroit gets the draft, "I promised him if the draft was here, no one would boo him." Him is Roger Goodell. The Lions have applied to host the 2020, 2021 drafts.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Roger Goodell at Ford Field to talk during the team's Fan Forum. Event is getting started now.

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Stafford in a win-win position with Lions (1:42)

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There are now 16 days until the start of the NFL season. Matthew Stafford has led the Lions on 16 game-winning drives over the last three seasons, most in the NFL in that span.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Ebron, TJ Jones, Cyrus Kouandjio, Noel Thomas, Dontez Ford, Dez Stewart, Thurston Armbrister and Adairius Barnes the Lions not spotted during the open portion of practice Tuesday.

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Ansah works his way back from injury (0:15)
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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

DE Ezekiel Ansah spotted doing light jogging during the open portion of Lions practice Tuesday. Here you can see him at a distance moving. He is still on PUP.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said the joint walk through with the Patriots is off because of how a joint practice would be classified.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell on run game: Mentions at least 100 yards a game as a barometer. Said they don't need 150 yards a game but need to be "respectable" there. Lions have not had a strong run game since his arrival.

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.911th
Rushing Yards81.930th
Points For21.520th
Points Against22.413th

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