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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 29:  Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions runs away from Isaiah Frey #31 of the Chicago Bears for a second-quarter touchdown at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Offensive Line Paves The Way As Lions Continue To Improve

“We’re only a quarter way through the season,” Stafford said, “but it’s a nice start.”

CBS Detroit–09/30/2013

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Teammates Say Nate Burleson Doing Well, Eager To Return To Lions

His season shockingly shortened by a car accident that broke both bones in his left forearm, Nate Burleson has teammates missing him on and off the field.

CBS Detroit–09/26/2013

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 On Lions-Bears Rivalry: ‘There’s No Love Lost’

“It’s easy to have a dislike for those guys,” Johnson said with a laugh. “It’s not hard at all.”

CBS Detroit–09/26/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 02: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts scrambles out of the reach of Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 2, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Dominic Raiola Defends Ndamukong Suh Against Jay Glazer Claims

“That never happened,” Raiola said. “It’s false. You don’t have to look no further than his teammates voting him captain. He doesn’t do that in practice. That’s totally false.”

CBS Detroit–09/17/2013

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)

Transition Process Expected To Fortify Lions Offensive Line

Questions about the offensive line have lingered all off-season, and as the collective enabler of quarterback Matthew Stafford, wide receiver Calvin Johnson, running back Reggie Bush and other offensive powers, the line needs to be solid.

CBS Detroit–08/15/2013

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 26:  Tight end Tony Scheffler #85 of the Detroit Lions is pursued by Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings as Jeff Backus #76 of the Lions defends during the second half at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 26, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Lions 24-10.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Long-Time Tackle Still Helpful To Lions’ O-Line

Even retired, former left tackle Jeff Backus is an anchor for the Detroit Lions’ offensive line.

CBS Detroit–06/12/2013

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Dominic Raiola #51 of the Detroit Lions readies to snap the ball against the Buffalo Bills  at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York.  Buffalo won 14-12.(Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Valenti And Foster Mediocre Nice Guy Hall Of Fame

We love our professional athletes in Detroit even if they are mediocre.

97.1 The Ticket–02/20/2013

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 18: Dominic Raiola #51 of the Detroit Lions reacts to the loss against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Packers defeated the Lions 24-20. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Report: Lions’ Dominic Raiola Agrees To Restructure Contract

When Detroit Lions veteran center Dominic Raiola turns 35 in December, one of the most tenured offensive linemen in the league could be approaching the final weeks of his stellar NFL career.

97.1 The Ticket–02/15/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 30: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks to throw a second quarter pass while playing the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Need To Make A Business Decision

The Lions have done some shedding this off-season, sending Steven Peterman packing along with Kyle Vanden Bosch.

97.1 The Ticket–02/08/2013

DETROIT - OCTOBER 10:  Stefan Logan #11 of the Detroit Lions returns a second quarter kickoff 105 yards during the game against the St. Louis Rams at Ford Field on October 10, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Stefan Logan Won’t Return Kicks Against Bears; Raiola Doesn’t Know Who Melton Is…

When Raiola was told Melton made the Pro Bowl he responded by saying, “This guy made the Pro Bowl? Kevin Williams, who worked through injuries all year, Suh, who’s a better player than this guy, he made the Pro Bowl? Come on.”

97.1 The Ticket–12/27/2012

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