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One thing you can count on with the Detroit Lions is that they are never, ever boring. Follow the latest news including injuries, roster moves and more here daily from Oakland Press beat writer Paula Pasche. Plus you'll find regular commentary about the team.


Newest sign that T.J. Ward may be on his way to Detroit Lions

T.J. Ward, considered the second-best free agent safety, has just followed Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin on Twitter.

Coincidence? We’ll know more after the 4 p.m. start of NFL free agency.

A year ago Matthew Stafford followed free agent Reggie Bush on Twitter and — boom — Bush signed with the Lions.

According to Jason La Canfora of, the Lions and Philadelphia Eagles have both shown an interest in Ward.

Ward, who has been with the Cleveland Browns for four seasons, could command about $7 million per season. That doesn’t mean he’ll get it.

Jairus Byrd, the top safety in free agency, is said to be asking for $9 million per year.

The Lions have a need for a starting safety since they released Louis Delmas who signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins on Monday.

A year ago the Lions signed Quin at the start of free agency to a five-year $23.5 million deal.

Ward was a second-round draft pick by the Browns out of Oregon in 2010. He started all 16 games as a rookie.

The 27-year-old safety started all 16 games in 2013, finishing with 112 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a pair of interceptions and five pass defenses.

(Follow @PaulaPasche on Twitter. Order her book,  “100 Things Lions Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die’’ here. It’s also available at bookstores.)


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