This week, coming off the bye, things were a bit more tumultuous for the Detroit Lions. The team absorbed the death of Alex Karras, one of their heroes, was bashed anonymously by general managers and league executives and learned news about Ndamukong Suh getting in more car trouble. Ugh. Is it time to just play football again?
Fortunately, the answer is yes. First, though, here's a round-up of all this week's news and information leading up to Sunday's game in Philadelphia.
- It was an ugly start to the football weekend, as Thursday night, more news surfaced about Lions' famed bad boy Ndamukong Suh. Apparently, Suh has problems driving automobiles. After reports surfaced of another traffic incident Thursday night, Dearborn Police said that no charges are pending and no tickets will be issued, seeing as fault could not be determined in the accident. It's alleged Suh sideswiped a car on his way to the Lions practice facility and left the scene of the accident. —Detroit Free Press
- As for the actual game against the Eagles, the Lions are looking pretty healthy. They're trying to work Louis Delmas back into the fold despite the fact he missed practice on Friday. His status for Sunday's game is still unknown. The only other Lion missing in action was Corey Williams, who is still recovering from knee surgery of his own. —Detroit Free Press
- A big key for the offense moving forward is the health of the running game. The Lions are hoping that Mikel Leshoure keeps plugging away and has success in breaking long gains. Jahvid Best, meanwhile, is still trying to get back on the field. Friday was the first day he was eligible for practice. He could be cleared to play before the Chicago game. —Detroit News
- Heading into the Philadelphia game, much of the offensive talk centered around the inconsistencies of the Lions' receiving core. As Paula Pasche writes for The Daily Tribune, the group wants to be tougher and is focused on performing better. —The Daily Tribune
- The fallout from this week's Pro Football Weekly article continues. Terry Foster takes a look at Martin Mayhew's resume, and contends that he may have missed the opportunity to improve the Lions a bit during the offseason. —Detroit News
- Sadly, former Lions' lineman Alex Karras passed away this week. The USA Today put together a nice obituary for the defensive tackle, which fit his larger than life personality. —USA Today
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