Kyle Vanden Bosch takes a break during morning drills at the Lions facility on July 30, 2011.
- Thursday's Detroit Lions practice -- the first one that free agents are allowed to participate in -- will start at 4:15 p.m. and will be open to the public. Gates open at 3:45 p.m.
- Kyle Vanden Bosch describes Stephen Tulloch as a "tackling machine" and a workhorse.
Tom Kowalski explains that Tulloch took a one-year deal because he wanted one that was five years long and the Lions only wanted to offer him something like three years. As a compromise, Tulloch and the Lions settled on a one-year deal, allowing both sides to revisit the situation next offseason.
- Speaking of Tulloch, he met with the media following Monday's practice.
- Via Paula Pasche, Louis Delmas said this about the defensive signings the Lions made last week: "It’s like night and day for the defense.''
- Before coming to training camp, Mikel Leshoure studied film of all his new teammates. He even watched film of Titus Young at Boise State.
- The Lions' Super Bowl odds improved after a solid first week of free agency.
- Former Vikings, Raiders, Patriots and Titans wide receiver Randy Moss retired on Monday.
- One-time Lions quarterback Joey Harrington suffered some serious but non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by an SUV while riding his bike. Here's to hoping he has a speedy recovery.