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Lions to wear patch in honor of late owner William Clay Ford

William Clay Ford Jr. and William Clay Ford Photo:

William Clay Ford Jr. and William Clay Ford

The Detroit Lions will wear a patch on their uniforms this season in honor of late owner William Clay Ford, the team announced Monday.

Ford died of pneumonia on March 9 at the age of 88. He originally bought the team in 1963 and oversaw 14 winning seasons and 10 playoff appearances during his tenure.

The Lions open the 2014 season at home against the New York Giants on ESPN's Monday Night Football.

More: Lions' offseason report card

- Ben Estes

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