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Thursday Notes: Inconsistency Highlights 7-on-7 Drill

  • Louis Delmas missed practice again today and is officially day-to-day with a knee injury. 
  • Grady Jackson missed the morning session of practice yesterday, but it wasn't because he was injured.  Jackson and Ephraim Salaam both only participated in one practice, as the Lions want to slowly ease them into camp, especially Jackson since he had only practiced once since signing with Detroit.
  • Jordon Dizon and John Standeford missed the afternoon session of practices yesterday due to injury.
  • Jared DeVries missed the afternoon session on Wednesday as well, though he was out because of personal reasons.
  • After struggling in the 7-on-7 drill yesterday, the Lions' quarterbacks performed better today.
  • Drew Stanton's unit was the only one to score in Wednesday's two-minute drill.
  • Matthew Stafford threw a no-look pass to Calvin Johnson on Tuesday.
  • The battle for the third running back spot on the roster will likely be between Aveion Cason and Aaron Brown.  Both are also returners and are very similar players in general.  Brown has age working for him, as he is younger and hasn't had a chance to prove himself.  Cason, on the other hand, has the obvious edge in experience.  One area where Brown clearly has Cason beat is speed, so we will have to see how big of a factor that plays when the final round of roster cuts arrives.

(More after the jump)

  • Philip Zaroo of the Highlight Reel has a recap of how the offense and defense performed during practice yesterday.  Also in the defense post is a funny moment with offensive tackle Ephraim Salaam.
  • Jerome Felton has been getting some carries out of a 2-fullback set that features him and Terrelle Smith.
  • Gunther Cunningham really likes the Detroit area and its people.
  • Rich Gannon thinks Matthew Stafford will be the Lions' starter when the season opens.
  • Ernie Accorsi was invited to practice by Jim Schwartz.
  • With this whole Twitter-fad going on right now, some teams, including the Lions, have prohibited the media from Tweeting while watching practice.  What's funny is that any fan with a cell phone can do just that, yet the media aren't allowed to.  Something just doesn't make sense about that policy.
  • Michael Crabtree is threatening to sit out the 2009 season and re-enter the draft in 2010.