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Corey Hilliard

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15:  (L-R) Center Dominic Raiola #51, tackle Corey Hilliard #78 of the Detroit Lions/32 and guard Rob Sims #67 of the Detroit Lions during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Lions 25-21.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lions Enjoy Depth At Right Tackle While Rookie LaAdrian Waddle Shines, Veterans Recover

The Detroit Lions offensive line turned out much better than most outside the organization expected, and the Lions now have reason to be more confident in the unit than ever.

CBS Detroit–11/14/2013

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 20: Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears is injured on a play against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Banged Up Lions Defense Prepares For Bears

While the injury focus for Detroit’s game against Chicago will be focused on the Bears’ quarterback situation, the Lions have a few injury issues of their own on defense.

11/08/2013

LaAdrian Waddle won the belt in the week that culminated with the Detroit Lions defeating the Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Jeff Riger/97.1 The Ticket)

Heavyweight Belt, nWo Shirts Symbolize Unity Of Lions’ Revamped O-Line

The extra reps everyone got early in the year, while looked on early as signs of instability, have proved vital down the stretch.

CBS Detroit–10/31/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 20: Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field on October 20, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bengals defeated the Lions 27-24. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Detroit’s Offensive Line Could Be Shorthanded Against Cowboys

As the Lions prepare for their matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, they face the potential of missing both of their starting offensive tackles.

10/25/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 02:  Dominic Raiola #51 of the Detroit Lions at Cowboys Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Raiola The Ringleader Of Young But Effective Offensive Line

The young line that so many doubted before the season has proved vital to the Lions’ attack.

CBS Detroit–10/02/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs for a second quarter touchdown past the defense of Louis Delmas #26 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Want To Shed Reputation For Being Penalty-Happy, Undisciplined

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz must have minded the team’s 11 penalties for 88 yards a little more than he let on after the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

CBS Detroit–09/11/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 09: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions and Harvey Dahl #62 of the St. Louis Rams do battle during the game at Ford Field on September 9, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Rams 27-23. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Suh’s Teammates Say $100,000 Fine Is Excessive

“The league’s out of control with some of these fines,” placekicker David Akers said. “It’s like it’s Monopoly money, it’s not real. That’s a lot of money.”

97.1 The Ticket–09/11/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 15: Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions talks with head coach Rob Chudzinski of the Cleveland Browns prior to a preseason at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lions Lineup Coming ‘Into Focus’

The fourth and final preseason game is just a few days away, yet the Detroit Lions still have some important decisions to make.

97.1 The Ticket–08/27/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 02:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrates his touchdown in the endzone with teammates Rob Sims #67 and  Gosder Cherilus #77 during the second half against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Uncertainty Lingers About Lions’ Offensive Line

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has not been in a hurry to make a decision on who will start at right tackle and right guard, and it sounds like the upcoming matchup with the New England Patriots has not heightened the sense of urgency.

CBS Detroit–08/19/2013