Report: Lions get their seventh-round pick back
After appealing the tampering charges filed by the Kansas City Chiefs in December, the Lions have now gotten back their seventh-round draft pick, according to a report by ESPN.com’s Mike Sando. That pick had been taken away prior to the appeal.
With the return of this seventh-round pick, the Lions will have six picks in the draft, April 28-30.
But, oddly enough, they will lose their seventh-round pick in the 2012 draft. They will still swap fifth-round picks with the Chiefs.
Were they guilty? Sounds like the answer was maybe just a little
The Lions have been mum on the charges and would not even confirm that they had appealed. That information was released inadvertently by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a few weeks ago.
No matter what the lockout situation is, the draft will go on. The Lions have the 13th overall pick to get things started.
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