Two days and four sessions of Lions training camp has passed by, and it's time to get caught up. Let's take a look at the tidbits coming from the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions of training camp.
NOTES FROM TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY's TRAINING CAMP
- Many players have been released or waived in the last few days, which is normal for this time of year as teams have to start cutting down their rosters. On Sunday, linebacker Scott Genord and tight end Darius Williams were released. On Tuesday, defensive tackle Bryant Shaw, who was injured during Saturday's scrimmage, was waived. And finally, today, defensive tackle Ernest Jones, who was actually just signed yesterday, was waived. On the opposite side of things, defensive tackle Marcus Parker and linebacker James Hargrave were signed.
- Former University of Michigan head football coach, Bo Schembechler, was in attendance for Tuesday's practice. Schembechler is known for his winning ways at Michigan, and visited Marinelli and company to help bring that over to a Lions team filled with people related to the University.
- Tuesday's morning practice session included pads, whereas the afternoon did not. During the later session Lions players wore just a jersey and shorts.
- Offensive guard Barry Strokes and defensive end Cory Redding are listed as day-to-day as the two have hamstring and groin injuries respectively.
- The initial depth chart has been released, and there are a few interesting things stemming from it. First off, Mike Williams and Charles Rogers have dropped down to third string at the wide receiver positions. Secondly, Casey FitzSimmons has moved up past Marcus Pollard as the starting tight end. Pollard started all 16 games last season, but, as of right now, FitzSimmons controls that title. Lastly, no rookies are listed as starters, but there are three newcomers that are backups right now (OL Jonathan Scott, LB Ernie Sims, and S Daniel Bullocks).
- Tomorrow will be the last full day of practice before the Denver Broncos come to town for the first preseason game of the year.