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  1. 5 areas where Detroit Lions should improve in 2014Read the original story

    Saturday Jul 5 | MLive.com

    ... strengths and should led to more interception opportunities. The same can be said for third-year nickelback Bill Bentley. Another key factor will be Austin's propensity to blitz. The multiple fronts and pressure packages the Lions will utilize ...

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  2. Where the Lions roster stands: CornerbackRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 6 | Pride of Detroit

    ... those two players. There are not as many question marks surrounding the Lions' nickelback spot at this point. Bill Bentley is expected to remain atop the depth chart for that particular role, assuming he stays healthy. He has struggled at times in ...

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  3. Lions' Nevin Lawson might have a bigger opportunity with release of Chris HoustonRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 26 | Detroit News

    ... the nickel cornerback role, hardly a surprise considering his 5-foot-9 stature. He'll likely have to beat out Bill Bentley, who played adequately in that role last season, to earn playing time on defense. When the Lions drafted Lawson, he said he ...

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  4. Detroit Lions' 5 Biggest Question Marks Ahead of Training CampRead the original story

    Friday Jul 4 | BleacherReport

    ... season by a solid margin but will be 34 when the season kicks off. There's a reason Father Time is undefeated. Bill Bentley will likely take care of the nickel duties with rookie Nevin Lawson and Cassius Vaughn duking it out for the fourth spot. ...

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  5. NFL Summer Questions: NFC North issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 2 | ESPN

    ... will probably become a starter this fall. The other starter will likely come from a trio of third-year pros: Bill Bentley , Jonte Green and Chris Greenwood . They were all drafted by the Lions in 2012 and have shown the capability of being decent ...

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  6. Ex-Lions corner Chris Houston says release a 'mutual' decisionRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 25 | Detroit News

    ... on 2013 second-round pick Darius Slay and veteran Rashean Mathis as their outside cornerbacks this season while Bill Bentley and fourth-round rookie Nevin Lawson compete for nickel duties.

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  7. Setting Realistic Training Camp Expectations for Each Detroit Lions RookieRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 2 | BleacherReport

    ... the depth chart, but only for a chosen few. The top three are likely to be Darius Slay, Rashean Mathis and Bill Bentley, with Nevin Lawson and veteran Cassius Vaughn holding down the reserves. That leaves one spot for Jonte Green, Chris Greenwood ...

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  8. Lions Gab: Last year's scheme a big part to secondary's strugglesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 2 | Detroit Free Press

    ... Mathis graded out as the top cornerback on the team at 23rd in the league, followed by Darius Slay at 68th, Bill Bentley at 80th and Chris Houston at 97th. The safeties fared better with Glover Quin and Louis Delmas at 10th and 11th. So the safeties ...

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  9. Lions' Nevin Lawson might have a bigger opportunity with release of Chris HoustonRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 26 | Detroit News

    ... the nickel cornerback role, hardly a surprise considering his 5-foot-9 stature. He'll likely have to beat out Bill Bentley, who played adequately in that role last season, to earn playing time on defense. When the Lions drafted Lawson, he said he ...

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  10. Detroit Lions CB Bill Bentley's comfort level, confidence growing in new defensive schemeRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 1 | MLive.com

    The third-year defensive back, who projects as the team's starting nickelback, glides through the short and intermediate areas of the field, reads and reacts well, and gets his hands on a fair share of passes.

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  11. Detroit Lions breakout candidates for 2014-2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 27 | Isportsweb.com

    ... mental errors. An expected first week starter, Slay may be the biggest x-factor for the Lions defense. Bill Bentley- Each of his first two preseasons, Bentley has looked like a man on a mission. Then the regular season comes around, and his flaws ...

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  12. Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News and NotesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 27 | SidelionReport

    Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Detroit Lions cornerback Bill Bentley just misses making an interception during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

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  13. What We've Learned About The Detroit Lions This OffseasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 26 | SidelionReport

    ... jump in Slay's play in 2014, along with at least one contributor from the 2012 draft class of Chris Greenwood , Bill Bentley and Jonte Green to have a solid rotation this season. If that doesn't happen, G.M. Martin Mayhew will have a lot of ...

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  14. Lions' Nevin Lawson might have bigger opportunity with release of Chris HoustonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 26 | The Detroit News

    ... the nickel cornerback role, hardly a surprise considering his 5-foot-9 stature. He'll likely have to beat out Bill Bentley, who played adequately in that role last season, to earn playing time on defense. When the Lions drafted Lawson, he said he ...

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  15. Detroit Lions CB Bill Bentley likely to edge Nevin Lawson if healthyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 26 | Detroit Free Press

    ... the Lions in camp. No. 2 on the list is nickel cornerback. Position: Nickel cornerback. The contenders: Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson. The case for Bentley: Bentley, a third-round pick in 2012, won the nickel cornerback job each of the last two ...

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  16. CB Chris Houston: Lions' release was mutual decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 25 | Detroit Free Press

    ... play a major role this fall. Rashean Mathis and Darius Slay are the Lions' projected starting cornerbacks , and Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson will compete for the nickel job. Houston had 10 interceptions in four seasons with the Lions and was the ...

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  17. Lions cut CB Chris Houston, one year after he signs $25M dealRead the original story

    Friday Jun 13 | Detroit News

    ... Vaughn both played well during the offseason practices and should compete for the other starting job while Bill Bentley and fourth-round rookie Nevin Lawson compete for nickel cornerback duties. Houston hurt the toe in December and suffered a ...

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  18. Who Will Step Up for the Detroit Lions at Cornerback?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 21 | SidelionReport

    ... with veteran Rashean Mathis lining up as the number two. But what happens if either player gets injured? Bill Bentley and rookie Nevin Lawson have size limitations, will struggle matching up versus bigger receivers on the outside, and are better ...

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  19. Ask Kyle: Is Brandon Flowers a fit for the Detroit Lions?Read the original story

    Thursday Jun 19 | MLive.com

    ... I doubt he'd settle for what the Lions can pay. There will be better offers out there. The Lions already return Bill Bentley in the nickel, plus drafted Nevin Lawson in the fourth round of May's draft. Flowers just doesn't seem like the right fit ...

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  20. Pros and Cons of the Detroit Lions Pursuing CB Brandon FlowersRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 18 | BleacherReport

    ... the cornerback position. Darius Slay is a second-round pick (2013) who is expected to start, and the likes of Bill Bentley (third round, 2012), Nevin Lawson (fourth round, 2014) and Chris Greenwood (fifth round, 2012) were picked in the first five ...

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