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John Niyo: Junior Seau’s sudden loss leaves NFL with a lot to think about

We don't yet know what led to the death of former NFL star Junior Seau, gone suddenly at the age of 43 in an apparent suicide at his home in Oceanside, Calif. We might never know.

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Lions take RB Marcus Lattimore in McShay’s 2013 mock draft

When Marcus Lattimore was a high school senior in Duncan, S.C., he was rated the No. 1 running back in the nation by Scout.com — a consensus five-star recruit in the class of 2010.

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Saints LB Jonathan Vilma suspended for entire season

DL Anthony Hargrove, now with the Packers, is suspended for eight games this season; Saints DE Will Smith is barred for four games; and LB Scott Fujita, now with the Browns, will miss three games.

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Lions sign WR Lance Long

Long, a 5-foot-11,'6-pounder from Macomb, agreed to a one-year contract with the team, according to the Lions website. He has spent most of his NFL career since 2008 on various practice squads.

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Tigers have 15th-highest sports payroll in the world; Lions 22nd

The Tigers' payroll this season is $132.3 million, just ahead of soccer club Arsenal ($132 million) but well behind soccer powerhouse Manchester United ($138 million), the magazine reported.

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Lions RB Mikel Leshoure gets May 11, 8:30 a.m. court date on drug charge

Leshoure is scheduled to appear in Berrien County District Court, nearly a month after he pled not guilty to his second marijuana possession charge and two months since he pled guilty to the first.

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Monday’s NFL roundup: Browns QB Colt McCoy remains stoic despite uncertainty

McCoy participated in the team's voluntary offseason conditioning program just days after Cleveland drafted his likely successor. He reported to the team's training complex amid speculation he may be traded.

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Bob Wojnowski: Lions’ draft plan earns benefit of the doubt

After a few years of no-brainer picks, the Lions let us do a little head-scratching. But at least their strategy and dominant body part didn't change: They stuck to what their heads told them.

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‘Impact, intrigue:’ ESPN’s McShay likes Lions’ Broyles, Bentley

ESPN draft expert Todd McShay has identified an "impact pick" and an "intriguing pick" for every team, and for the Lions those players are receiver Ryan Broyles and cornerback Dwight Bentley, respectively.

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Megatron delivers Letterman’s Top 10: ‘Invest in tattoos!’

Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson assisted David Letterman with his Top 10 list last week and the topic was: "Advice for Young Athletes."

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Kiper endorses Lions’ strategy, applauds Dwight Bentley pick

Kiper told reporters during a teleconference he didn't think the Lions' selections of offensive players in the first two rounds hurt their chances of getting the best defensive players available in later rounds.

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How experts grade the Lions’ draft

Mel Kiper of ESPN writes: "The Lions need to get younger on the offensive line and I didn't expect Riley Reiff to be there at No. 23. Corner is a huge need, so I was a little surprised they went for Ryan Broyles in Round 2."

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How experts grade the Lions’ draft

Mel Kiper of ESPN writes: "The Lions need to get younger on the offensive line and I didn't expect Riley Reiff to be there at No. 23. Corner is a huge need, so I was a little surprised they went for Ryan Broyles in Round 2."

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Chris McCosky grades the draft: NFC, team by team

Detroit News Lions beat reporter Chris McCosky looks at the 2012 NFL draft classes of each NFC team. The grades bestowed are based on projections and first impressions:

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Chris McCosky grades the draft: NFC, team by team

Detroit News Lions beat reporter Chris McCosky looks at the 2012 NFL draft classes of each NFC team. The grades bestowed are based on projections and first impressions:

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