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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions claimed LB Jayson DiManche from Cincinnati off waivers and waived LB Dominique Tovell to make room for him. Tovell has been waived multiple times by the Lions.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch as Detroit Lions linebackers, including DeAndre Levy, toss around a sled. Levy, by the way, looks fine.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Ebron, Michael Ola, Graham Glasgow, Corey Robinson, Josh Bynes and Jon Bostic not practicing for Lions.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said he believes Calvin Johnson has some smooth moves -- that he saw at Johnson's wedding this summer. Caldwell, though, wouldn't comment on his own dance moves.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said he hasn't made all determinations on who will and won't play Thursday against Buffalo, including Matthew Stafford.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden Tate on whether he would do Dancing With the Stars: "We'll see how my body feels and even if they want me to be on it. Maybe." Tate said he has really "stiff hips" and he would have to stretch a lot more before he would be on it. "But maybe," Tate said.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have placed Corey Fuller and Brandon Pettigrew on PUP reserve to start the season and have waived CB Brandon McGee to get down to 75 players.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

It's official. Calvin Johnson will be on Dancing with the Stars this season. For real. He'll be competing against Ryan Lochte and others.

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Injured Ebron trying to be patient with recovery

As anxious as Eric Ebron is to get back out on the field, he is taking his recovery from an ankle injury slowly and isn't sure whether he'll be available for Week 1.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Ebron said when he went down he said he thought "my life sucks," wasn't sure what to think about his season. Is taking his time to get back.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Ebron still not practicing for Lions. Also not there: Michael Ola, Graham Glasgow, Khaseem Greene, Corey Robinson, Josh Bynes, Jon Bostic.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said he won't put a mandate on his players to stand during the anthem. If a player chose to do that, he would discuss it with them to find out reasons. Said Colin Kaepernick has right to sit during anthem, but doesn't necessarily agree with it.

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Why Stafford could factor in MVP race

Matthew Stafford is far from a top contender. But if he plays the way he did in the second half of last season, he'll get some well-deserved attention for it. Insider predictions

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Also, sixth-round pick - LS Jimmy Landes -- headed to IR for the Lions and will need shoulder surgery. He took every long snap Saturday against Baltimore. Don Muhlbach wins that job.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions made a bunch of cuts: OL Geoff Schwartz, CB Crezdon Butler, TE Matthew Mulligan, WR Quinshad Davis, OG Chase Farris, DE Quanterus Smith, DE Louis Palmer, DE Deonte Gibson, CB Rashaad Reynolds, K Devon Bell.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions are releasing veteran OL Geoff Schwartz. Schwartz tweeted about his departure this morning, something first reported by the Detroit Free Press. Schwartz was signed before the draft and then the Lions drafted two interior linemen.

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.39th
Rushing Yards83.432nd
Points For22.119th
Points Against25.023rd

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