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9-7, 2nd in NFC North

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Can confirm that the Rams are hiring former Broncos GM Brian Xanders, as first reported by NFL.com. He will be senior personnel executive, and it sounds like this was a hire that was made by Rams GM Les Snead. Xanders and Snead were on the Falcons together from 1997 to 2007. Xanders spent the last five years as a senior personnel executive with the Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DE Armonty Bryant has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He'll be eligible to return in Oct. 2. Bryant re-signed with the Lions in the offseason after joining the team midway through the 2016 season. His absence will hurt Detroit's pass rush.

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6dAaron Schatz

Sneaky strengths: Lions

The Lions' pass defense was atrocious last year, but that doesn't mean all was bad in Detroit's secondary.

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6dMichael Rothstein

Lions invite disgruntled Johnson to camp

The Lions have invited former wide receiver Calvin Johnson to training camp after the player has expressed dismay at how he parted with the franchise.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions will wear their throwback uniforms on Thanksgiving against Minnesota and the color rush jersey on Dec. 16 at home against Chicago. Detroit announced new uniforms earlier this year.

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10dESPN.com staff

NFC North Q&A: Who will be the division MVP?

Predicting the NFC North MVP is always easy, but if you need hints, he is a Packer, has been the NFL MVP twice and loves the "discount double-check."

Johnson's comments about retiring confusing (1:56)
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Johnson on retiring: No chance at SB in Detroit

Calvin Johnson told reporters in Italy last week that he didn't see a chance to win a Super Bowl with the Lions, which played a part in his decision to retire from the NFL last year.

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13dNFL Insiders

Future Power Rankings: Lions

The Lions are trying to build themselves into contenders, but until they find a running game to compliment Matthew Stafford, they'll have a tough time competing in the NFC.

Team Stats

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

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