Mike Sando of ESPN.com has reported that the Lions will get their 7th round pick back. They originally lost it due to a tampering violation but the NFL has given it back and will take a pick next year based on how Detroit finishes.
If Detroit makes the playoffs next year (all of Detroit just filled with hope), then the Lions lose their 2012 6th round pick. If they don’t, they lose next year’s 7th round pick.
This may not seem like a huge deal, but the Lions need to get some depth and could use that pick as a trade chip to move up in the draft. The Lions are looking for their 4th consecutive “good” draft.