Detroit Lions: People to Follow on Twitter

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Detroit Lions: Who to Follow on Twitter

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Twitter has produced some interesting moments when it comes to NFL players. For some reason, they seem to not have great filters when it comes to deciding what and what not to put out there in the realm of social media. Luckily for fans, all they have to do is follow them to make sure we don't miss a moment of the tomfoolery.

The Detroit Lions have--or have had--some Twitter all-stars on their roster, including Reggie Bush and his 2.8 million followers, Ndamukong Suh and his relentless tweeting, and last but not least Titus Young, who made sure he let the Lions know they would miss him when they saw him in the Hall of Fame in another team's jersey. That is, after he goes to jail of course.

It is a lot easier for an organization to keep tabs on players in the locker room and on media days, but it is impossible to keep an athlete from their own phone. That said, it is almost impossible to monitor what an athlete puts out in the public when they can share a message with millions of fans and members of the media instantaneously.

While some of the bigger name players are the most obvious ones to follow, a lot of the real gems come from the lesser known players who have full control of their own social media profiles, rather than being controlled by a public relations person. Check out this list of the top Lions worth following on Twitter.

David Fouty is a writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davefouty

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Stefan Logan - @StefLogan11

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Stefan Logan has made a name for himself as the Lions' return man. At over 2,000 tweets, Logan provides juicy content for followers regularly.

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Stephen Tulloch - @StephenTulloch

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Stephen Tulloch is growing into a solid linebacker for the Lions. At over 3,000 tweets, Tulloch makes Logan's record look insignificant.

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Jim Schwartz - @jschwartzlions

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While you won't likely see Jim Schwartz sharing the latest plays from the playbook, it is cool to hear and see what the coach of an NFL team goes through in his everyday life. Schwartz has a pension for sharing his current playlist on his Twitter account.

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Nick Fairley - @Nick_Fairley251

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Nick Fairley is on pace to hit 4,000 tweets by the end of the 2013 season.

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Matthew Stafford - @Staff_9

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Matthew Stafford doesn't tweet nearly as often, but his consistency in including his girlfriend has helped him near 200,000 followers.

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Calvin Johnson Jr. - @bigplayCJ

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Calvin Johnson is one of the most dominant receivers to ever play the game. He is nearing 300,000 followers.

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Barry Sanders - @BarrySanders

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Barry Sanders is the newest member of the Madden cover team. Luckily for him he can't be plagued by the Madden curse.

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Reggie Bush - @ReggieBush

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Reggie Bush is in beast mode when it comes to Twitter. The former USC running back has over 2.8 million followers and is nearing 4,000 tweets.

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Ndamukong Suh - @NdamukongSuh

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Ndamukong Suh has made a lot of enemies due to his passion for the game, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a boatload of Twitter followers. Suh is also closing in on 4,000 tweets.


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