Louis Delmas and Cliff Avril were on the practice field, looking healthy after a much-needed open date for the Lions.
Kevin Fishbain takes a closer look at the nine players expected to play the 2012 season under the franchise tag.
Lions DE Cliff Avril ended his holdout Sunday, signing his one-year, $10.6 million franchise tender and reporting to training camp.
Cliff Avril's future in Detroit isn't the only issue the Lions will soon have to sort out among their DE corps, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.
Franchised DE Cliff Avril refused to lash out at the Detroit Lions after both sides ended negotiations on a multiyear contract.
Several players will have to play 2012 under the franchise tender after the deadline for signing long-term extensions passed.
The Lions have placed the franchise tag on DE Cliff Avril, keeping one of the league's top young pass rushers off the free-agent market.
Lions DE Cliff Avril would be one of the top pass rushers available if he reaches free agency.
The Lions and DE Cliff Avril have something in common: Neither likes the idea of the franchise tag.
Lions DE Cliff Avril told the Detroit Free Press on Saturday that holding out is one of the options he might pursue if he is given the team's franchise tag.
The Lions would like to re-sign DE Cliff Avril, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz told PFW at the Super Bowl.
The NFL has handed out fines to players for illegal conduct in Week 15, including Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul and Jets WR Santonio Holmes.
Lions DE Kyle Vanden Bosch has had one of his most productive seasons from a pass-rushing standpoint, recording eight sacks — one in eight separate games.
Mike Martz needs to stick to the script that has helped the Bears improve their pass protection over the past three games.
The Lions are on pace to surrender 200 fewer points than they did in head coach Jim Schwartz's first season in 2009. And like last season, the pass rush, with DE Cliff Avril a key component, is again stout.
Eagles RB LeSean McCoy, Lions DE Cliff Avril and Rams DE Robert Quinn were named the NFC Players of Week Eight.
The Bears haven't been thrilled with Frank Omiyale's play, but he's expected to make his third consecutive start Monday night vs. the Lions.
Eagles DE Trent Cole was among players fined on Friday for plays that took place in Week 13.
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit
It's not his favorite job, but Redskins WR Santana Moss could find himself returning more punts this season, according to NFC Whispers.