- Detroit Lions training camp begins next week. Veterans are set to report on Thursday, July 26, whereas rookies and injured players are scheduled to report one week from yesterday. Football is almost back!
- Calvin Johnson's long touchdown reception against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football is his No. 6 play of 2011.
- Jerry Rice recently ranked Larry Fitzgerald ahead of Johnson on his list of the top five receivers in the NFL. Also, NFL Films' Greg Cosell put Andre Johnson ahead of Megatron for the top spot in his top five.
- Jim Schwartz, who is originally from the Baltimore area, was at the Detroit Tigers/Baltimore Orioles game on Sunday.
- In case you didn't hear Matthew Stafford's acceptance speech at the ESPYS last week, Detroit4lyfe has the audio.
- A belated happy birthday to Barry Sanders, who turned 44 on Monday.
- Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles got married earlier this month.
- The Seattle Seahawks released former Lions wide receiver Mike Williams last week.
Lions Notes: Rookies, Injured Players Report For Training Camp In Less Than One Week
By Sean Yuille