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Willson with Detroit after growing up across the border

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) When you play for the Detroit Lions, you can be from Canada and still be considered local.

Luke Willson, a tight end who signed with the Lions two months ago after five seasons with Seattle, is from Windsor, Ontario, right across the Detroit River from the Motor City. He grew up a Lions fan, although that's not his only motivation to play well after returning to the area.

"I was a big Barry Sanders guy. When I was a kid, it was kind of like the Herman Moore, Barry Sanders," Willson said this week. "I was a youngster, but I've always kind of, you know, liked the Lions growing up. But that being said I think it's important for me to establish a divide. Yeah it was my childhood team, but I'm here to do a job."

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Minnesota 1330.813
Detroit 970.563
Green Bay 790.438
Chicago 5110.313
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Stafford4446
Pass TDs: M. Stafford29
Rush Yds: A. Abdullah552
Rush TDs: A. Abdullah4
Rec Yds: M. Jones Jr.1101
Rec TDs: M. Jones Jr.9
Int: D. Slay8
Sacks: E. Ansah12.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5404 (13)
Passing Yards: 4470 (5)
Rushing Yards: 1221 (32)
Points per game: 25.6 (7)
Yards per game: 337.8 (13)
Touchdowns: 39 (8)
Field Goals: 30 (12)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5692 (27)
Passing Yards: 4120 (27)
Rushing Yards: 1800 (18)
Points per game: 23.5 (21)
Yards per game: 355.8 (27)
Touchdowns: 39 (24)
Field Goals: 23 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/15 A. Bisnowaty acquired from waiver
5/15 B. Kendrick cut
5/15 T. Walker signed/draft choice Four-year contract (through 2021)
5/15 B. Barnes on IR undisclosed
5/14 D. Alexander signed
5/14 J. Okonye signed
5/14 M. Lucas signed
5/14 K. Lewis cut
5/12 K. Johnson signed/draft choice Four-year contract (through 2021)
5/12 F. Ragnow signed/draft choice Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
Injuries
Date Player Status
5/15 B. Barnes undisclosed (IR)
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