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Lions Training Camp: Notes From Sunday's Practice

July 28, 2012; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) completes drills during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE
July 28, 2012; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) completes drills during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Lions held their third practice of training camp on Sunday and wore shoulder pads for the first time this summer. They will be in shoulder pads again on Monday and full pads on Tuesday.

Here are notes from Sunday's practice:

Offense

  • Different day, same awesome Matthew Stafford:
  • Stefan Logan continued to "impress" on Sunday as a running back, according to Anwar Richardson. I know a lot of people think he won't make the team, but his performance at running back may give coaches a reason to keep him around.
  • Jarett Dillard had a solid performance in the Lions' one-on-one drill, according to Justin Rogers.
  • Nate Burleson and Maurice Stovall had a couple of nice catches.
  • Anwar Richardson tweeted that Brandon Pettigrew was "having his way" in the seven-on-seven drill.
  • With Jeff Backus out on Sunday, Corey Hilliard got first-team reps at left tackle. Jason Fox, who had a good practice, was the second-team left tackle, while Riley Reiff moved up to second-team right tackle.

Defense

  • Kyle Vanden Bosch forced a fumble on Sunday by stripping Nate Burleson.
  • Everette Brown and Jason Fox apparently had a pretty good battle during a pass rush drill.
  • Stephen Tulloch said on Sunday that his knee isn't quite 100 percent healthy just yet, as he's still dealing with some tendinitis in it.
  • The Lions' starters and backups at linebacker have been looking good.
  • In case you missed it earlier, Jacob Lacey had a really solid day of practice.
  • Bill Bentley appears to be the early favorite to be the Lions' nickelback.
  • With Erik Coleman missing Sunday's practice, Amari Spievey once again was working with the first-team defense at safety. Don Carey also got some action on the first team when he stepped in for Louis Delmas.
  • Ricardo Silva picked off R.J. Archer and Sean Jones picked off Shaun Hill during Sunday's practice.

Special Teams

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