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Fri. July 25, 2014 | STATS
News: The Detroit Lions have signed free agent punter Drew Butler.
Impact: Butler played 16 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 season. He had a net average of 37.8 yards on 77 punts for the Steelers.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: It is "highly unlikely" Suh and the Lions reach an agreement on new contract terms before the start of training camp Monday, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: Suh is in the last year of his rookie deal and it would appear that he and the Lions will continue negotiating through camp, but likely not into the season.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Riddick's work this offseason continues to draw major praise from his teammates, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: Rookie wide receiver and Riddick's former college teammate TJ Jones recently heaped praise on Riddick while QB Dan Orlovsky said he could be the team's version of Darren Sproles. Riddick's role with the Lions isn't quite carved out yet, but it's looking increasingly likely that he'll have a significant one.
Thu. July 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones will begin Lions' camp on the PUP list as he recovers from the arthroscopic surgery he underwent on his shoulder in June, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: Jones injured his shoulder while he was at Notre Dame, but said Tuesday that his shoulder "is as healthy as can be." Jones is expected to return before camp ends and be ready for the regular season.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ansah (shoulder) will open training camp on the Lions' PUP list, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Ansah continues to recover from a February shoulder operation and has still not pinned down a timetable for his return. Although new Lions coach Jim Caldwell acknowledged Ansah "will be brought along slowly", he's failed to state his expectation for the second-year player's future availability, other than saying Ansah "will be ready to go when it's time to kick it off in the fall." While it's not yet the fall, Ansah obviously won't be ready when training camp kicks off, so a status update would be worthwhile to track. In 14 games during his rookie year last season, Ansah impressed with 32 tackles and eight sacks, production he figures to advance should his shoulder be a non-factor.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tate (undisclosed) will begin training camp on the Lions' PUP list, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Tate's reason for landing on the PUP list is unknown at this point and since any injury has not been previously disclosed, an explanation should be forthcoming. No matter, Tate will open his first Lions training camp on the sidelines, although it's doubtful he'll be a spectator for long. Projected to start opposite Calvin Johnson, Tate should enjoy both single coverage and Detroit's pass-happy scheme this season, putting his fantasy stock on the rise.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | STATS
News: The Detroit Lions have claimed Wiggins off waivers.
Impact: Wiggins was released by the New England Patriots last week. He had 26 receptions for 372 yards and four touchdowns last year at East Carolina and caught 80 passes for 1,012 yards and eight touchdowns over three seasons.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones (shoulder) is unsure whether he'll be ready for the start of training camp next Monday, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: Jones, a rookie sixth-round pick, is coming off arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, which forced him to miss all of minicamp last month. While the former Notre Dame standout could begin training camp on the Lions' PUP list, any potential sideline stint isn't expected to last long. Whenever he's cleared to practice, Jones will compete with the likes of Ryan Broyles, Kris Durham, Corey Fuller, Kevin Ogletree, and Jeremy Ross to fill Detroit's receiving positions behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate.