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Detroit Lions name captains for 2013-14 season

The Detroit Lions announced Friday that six players will wear the captain “C” patches on their uniform this season.

Aug 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) during a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Stuphen Tulloch and John Wendling were named captains. Each were captains for the Lions last season.

However, star lineman Ndamukong Suh and free agent kicker David Akers will also be captains for the team. Suh has never been a captain for the team before.

“We have really good leadership in our locker room,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Friday, via “I think all those guys have proved they deserve it.

“But our leadership does not begin and end with our captains. I think we’re very strong throughout our locker room.”

It’s not a surprise that this is Suh’s first season as a captain. His career is hampered with both off-the-field distractions and on-the-field blunders. Earning this honor may be a sentiment of Suh’s maturation in 2013.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Football

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