The Lions yesterday acquired Seattle defensive end Lawrence Jackson, a former first round selection by the Seahawks in 2008. Detroit surrenders an undisclosed draft pick for Jackson, who will give the Lions some depth on the left side of their line, where they are thin with just rookie Willie Young and veteran Jared DeVries, who has sat out most of training camp with a reported leg injury. The Lions play their second pre-season game Saturday night at Denver.
Meanwhile, Brett Favre on Wednesday officially announced his return to the Minnesota Vikings for the 2010 season, his 20th in the NFL. Favre has been on the brink of retirement for several years, but has chosen to return to Minnesota a season after the Viking’s overtime loss in the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints.
He needed surgery to remove scar tissue and bone spurs in his ankle this offseason, and, although the surgery wasn't as successful as hoped for, he decided he was healthy enough to play. Favre practiced for the first time yesterday and said he’s looking to play in Minnesota's next preseason game Sunday against San Francisco.