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Lions Release Rookie Numbers, Tryout List

The Lions have released the entire roster for this weekend's rookie orientation, giving us our first look at this year's draft picks' numbers and who is trying out for the team at the minicamp.  First, let's take a look at the list of participants who are either already signed to the team or were picked in last week's draft (picks are in bold).

RB Jahvid Best (44)
FB Matt Clapp (35)
WR Mike Moore (17)
WR Contrevious Parks (16)
WR Tim Toone (83)
TE Richard Dickson (46)
OT Jason Fox (70)
OG Trevor Canfield (72)
DE Willie Young (79)
DT Ndamukong Suh (90)
DT Robert Callaway (61)
LB Caleb Campbell (53)
CB Aaron Berry (40)
CB Amari Spievey (42)
LS Sam Scroggins (69)

Caleb Campbell and Trevor Canfield are the only players on this list who were not picked in this year's draft or signed as an undrafted free agent.  Campbell, of course, was picked by the Lions back in 2008 and is attending his second rookie camp with the team.  Canfield, who was a seventh-round pick last year, was claimed last week after being released by the Seahawks.

After the jump is the list of tryouts that will be in Allen Park for this weekend's rookie orientation.  Ryan Stamper and Randy Phillips are not on the list and are the only players from the original post on UDFAs that didn't make it to camp.  The reason for Stamper's absence is because, as reported by the Free Press' Nicholas Cotsonika, "there was an issue with an injury."  Stamper's agent said his client "could sign with the Lions at a later date."  As for Phillips, I'm not sure why he isn't on the list.  It could be injury related as well, especially when you consider that Phillips specifically chose the Lions over four other teams because former Miami defensive coordinator Tim Walton is the Lions' defensive backs coach.  I doubt he suddenly changed his mind and went somewhere else, so it could be an injury issue similar to Stamper's situation where he may sign with the Lions at a later date.

Players trying out at this weekend's minicamp:

QB Taylor Bennett (Louisiana Tech)
QB Donovan Porterie (New Mexico)
QB Andy Schmitt (Eastern Michigan)
RB Aaron Higdon (Charleston)
WR Jessie Hester (South Florida)
WR Mike Hyman (Long Beach C.C.)
OT Stanley Bryant (East Carolina)
OT Jordan Derosia (Saginaw Valley State)
OT Mike Hicks (Connecticut)
OG Nick Rossi (Boston College)
C Ryan Blaszczyk (Rutgers)
DL Jordan Stevens (Maine)
DE Chima Ihekwoaba (Wilfrid Laurier)
DT Demetrius Amos (Idaho State)
LB John Jacobs (Saginaw Valley State)
LB Spenser Smith (Eastern Michigan)
LB Armond Willis (Florida International)
CB Dere Hicks (Illinois)
S Jahmal Brown (Bowling Green)
S Jordan Lake (Baylor)

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