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Open thread: What’s your favorite encounter with a professional athlete?

Photo by Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions/ Tell us about your favorite encounter with a professional player, Lions or otherwise. We’re keeping yesterday’s good vibes rolling with today’s question of the day. Let’s get right to it. Question of the day: What’s your favorite encounter with a professional athlete? My answer: I’m sure some of you will have very grand stories of your encounters, but mine was simply a nice morning at training camp. Back in late summer of 2017, I went to my first training camp practice and brought with me a cheap NFL ball and a silver sharpie, and it...

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Lions appear to sign fifth-round pick Quintez Cephus

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ The Lions’ fifth-round receiver is now under contract. According to his agency, Quintez Cephus has become the latest Detroit Lions draft pick to sign with the team. Cephus, a fifth-round pick, is now the sixth of nine Lions draft picks to get under contract before training camp. He joins D’Andre Swift, Julian Okwara, Jonah Jackson, Logan Stenberg, and John Penisini under contract. That leaves just first-round pick Jeff Okudah, fifth-round pick Jason Huntley and seventh-round pick Jashon Cornell as the three remaining draft picks unsigned by the Lions....