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Detroit Lions To Hold First Open Practice On Monday

The Detroit Lions' first practice of training camp is scheduled to take place at 10:15 a.m. tomorrow. The practice on Saturday is scheduled to get underway at the same time, and both of them will be open to season ticket holders (I believe invites have already been sent out).

No practices are scheduled for Sunday, but there is going to be one on Monday. When the Lions hit the field at 10:15 a.m., the general public will be able to watch, as Monday's session is the first day all fans are allowed to attend.

Future practice dates will be announced at a later time. Typically the Lions have their entire camp schedule ready to go well ahead of time, but because of the lockout and the new practice rules, Jim Schwartz hasn't put together a comprehensive schedule yet.

"Usually, training camp is planned by June, every single practice and the emphasis of each practice. All of that stuff is in the books and ready to go,'' Schwartz said. "But this year, that's all really subject to change and it's going to be a lot more by feel, depending on the number of guys who we have available to practice, the parameters of those practices and the shape of the team. That's going to determine how we're going to get through these next few weeks.''

One other piece of information worth passing along about open practices is that there won't be one held at Ford Field this year. The Lions are planning on extending open practices to Aug. 25, though.