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Friday Notes: Lions Get Creative For OTA Drills

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  • Steve Wyche is reporting that Oshiomogho Atogwe "isn't seeking an outrageous salary or guaranteed bonuses." Apparently what he wants is still too high for teams right now, but the Rams are hopeful that they will re-sign him at some point.
  • The Lions are using an enormous tire for one of their drills since hitting isn't allowed in OTAs. And no, it's not the giant Uniroyal tire on I-94 (that was my first thought when I saw the article).
  • Teams have actually been penalized recently for hitting in OTAs, but Jim Schwartz is so meticulous about that type of thing that it probably will never be an issue for the Lions.
  • How's this for a stat: Detroit's roster has 33 players that weren't on the team last season.
  • Ndamukong Suh will be an honorary official for this Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at MIS.
  • Shaun Hill's throwing motion apparently isn't very pretty.
    "I don't know if you're ever going to say effortless and Shaun Hill and a pass together," Schwartz joked. "It's no disrespect to Shaun. That's what he has, and he finds a way to get it done. Those guys that have come up through the bottom of the league, I have a lot of respect for those guys."
    Like Hill later said, "The ball gets where it needs to be and that's the name of the game."