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Friday Notes: Lions Close Out OTA with "Wrestling Match"

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  • There was a scuffle during the Lions' two-minute drill yesterday.  Stephen Peterman and Landon Cohen wrestled each other to the ground, and then other players got involved.  It wasn't exactly a brawl or anything, and although the players got into it with each other, it was mostly laughs when all was said and done.  Jim Schwartz simply called it a wrestling match and said this about being in the middle of it all:
    Schwartz was right in middle of the pile. Asked if he should have been in that position, he cracked: "I’ve been working out. I was in the middle of it, but I think everybody knew not to tackle the head coach."
    There are many ways to get cut pretty quickly in the NFL, and I think tackling the head coach would be one of them.
  • Gosder Cherilus is completely back from his knee surgery.  He had already been participating in individual drills well ahead of schedule, and yesterday he took part in the team drills.  That is definitely good news.
  • Tony Scheffler and Dennis Northcutt are also back from their injuries.
  • Will Heller and Ko Simpson were both sidelined with injuries on Thursday.
  • Amari Spievey has been "chilling next to Gun" in order to more effectively learn the defense, as he's been struggling with that a bit.
  • Zack Follett's new dog, Z, had a press conference of his own yesterday.
  • Forbes put together a list of pro sports' most-losing teams, and surprisingly the Lions are not one of the 12 teams on it.
  • John Niyo thinks Roger Goodell's next big change will be expanding the regular season to 18 games.