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The Detroit Lions got some much needed help for their receiving corps on Wednesday, signing Golden Tate to a five-year contract.
Joique Bell always wanted to be in Detroit, and coming off the best season of his career, the Lions had no interest in letting him leave.
They built the foundation for their Super Bowl championship team in the draft, finding inexpensive, young players at virtually every position.
DETROIT - They sat around the old locker room at Tiger Stadium for hours after games, and win or lose, Charlie Sanders, Lem Barney and Mel Farr were often joined by a fourth musketeer who was the oddest, most natural fit.
The first letter ended up in a garbage can in Mike Kelly's office. A few weeks later, the second one did, too.
For years, having a top pick in the NFL draft meant taking the best quarterback or offensive tackle or pass rusher available. Because top picks cost so much, teams were reluctant to use one on players outside the highest-paid positions.