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Long Shot? Lions' Matua Doesn't Believe So

Despite his seventh round status, Lions' draft pick Fred Matua told reporters last weekend that not only does he intend on making the team, but starting.

ALLEN PARK - A lot of eyes rolled when the Lions selected running back Brian Calhoun in the third round instead of an offensive lineman. Most observers felt Detroit needed to find a top flight guard to fill the hole next to left tackle Jeff Backus. Well, Lions seventh round pick Fred Matua said they did exactly that when Detroit selected him because he feels he and USC teammate "Deuce" Lutui...

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