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9-7, 2nd in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have signed OT Pierce Burton. Originally undrafted out of Mississippi in 2014, he spent time in Minnesota, Atlanta, Carolina and Indianapolis, primarily on practice squads. The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Burton joins a thin group at tackle including Taylor Decker and Corey Robinson.

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3dMichael Rothstein

Lions badly need receiving depth

The Lions likely will look to get younger at receiver but don't figure to spend big bucks in free agency.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Lions offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz announced his retirement from the NFL in a post on SB Nation on Tuesday. Schwartz was most recently with Detroit in training camp but did not play on a team in the 2016 season. A seventh-round pick of Carolina in 2008, he started 37 games in his career between the Panthers, Kansas City and the New York Giants. He also spent one season with Minnesota. Schwartz also hosts a podcast and is starting a series on YouTube explaining offensive line play.

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4dMichael Rothstein

Lions hire ex-Texans OC as defensive assistant

Former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey was hired Tuesday by the Lions as a defensive assistant in charge of special projects.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have hired former Houston OC George Godsey as a defensive staff assistant for special projects. The former Georgia Tech QB was a Patriots assistant coach prior to that.

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4dMichael Rothstein

Could the Lions draft Christian McCaffrey?

The Lions will likely add a runner somewhere between free agency and the draft, and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey could be a nice fit.

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Ex-Lions CB Wilson II arrested in Oregon

Police say they arrested former NFL player Stanley Wilson II after he tried to force his way into an Oregon home and then took his clothes off.

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7dPro Football Focus

Lions should sign Short

The kind of production that Kawann Short provided late last season would be extremely valuable in Detroit.

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9dESPN NFL Insiders

Where will Adrian Peterson play in 2017?

That $18 million cap hit has some of our Insiders thinking Peterson's time with the Vikings could come to an end. Might the Giants, Packers or Lions make a run at him?

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10dBill Barnwell

Barnwell's 5 NFC North moves: The Bears' QB options

Jay Cutler and Adrian Peterson could be on the move, while the Lions should be looking to extend Ezekiel Ansah. Here are five immediate offseason moves to improve every NFC North team.

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10dMike Sando

Continuity Rankings: Lions middle of the pack

That the Lions are entering their third season with the same head coach, quarterback and coordinators is a minor upset for a franchise that used to write the book on turbulence.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

?If he gets past the Lions and Jets, CB K'Waun Willams has potential visits set up with the Dolphins, 49ers & Vikings, per a source?. Williams is at the Lions today and also scheduled to meet with the Jets. He was with the Browns in 2015 as a slot corner.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Cornerback K'Waun Williams continues his visit with the Detroit Lions today. He had his physical last night and is supposed to have more meetings Tuesday, according to a source. After that, the ex-Browns CB is expected to visit the Jets this week and potentially more teams after that. It does not sound like a decision is imminent here. If Williams were to sign with the Lions, he would compete with Quandre Diggs (and possibly others) for the starting slot corner spot.

Team Stats

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