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Lions to add decal to honor Charlie Sanders

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News

Allen Park — For the second season in a row, the Lions will add something to their uniform to honor one of the most recognizable people in franchise history.

After adding a jersey patch to acknowledge the late former owner William Clay Ford Sr. in 2014, the 2015 Lions will have an honorary helmet decal for the late Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders, a team spokesman said Tuesday.

Sanders, 68, died from cancer on July 2. In addition to his 10-year playing career, Sanders was an assistant coach for the Lions from 1989-96 and was in the scouting department since 1998.

The Lions, who begin training camp Monday, will announce details about the Sanders decal later this summer.

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