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Lions Training Camp: Notes From Monday's Practice

Detroit Lions quarterbacks Kellen Moore (17) and  R.J. Archer (8) during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE
Detroit Lions quarterbacks Kellen Moore (17) and R.J. Archer (8) during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Lions continued training camp on Monday with another practice. On Tuesday, the Lions will wear full pads for the first time and might even have a couple of live tackling sessions. Tuesday will also be the first practice open to the general public (it starts at 9:15 a.m.).

Here's a look at some notes from Monday's session:

Offense

  • According to Anwar Richardson, Kellen Moore has been "outperforming" R.J. Archer in the battle for the third quarterback job.
  • Your daily update on Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson is no different than the first three days of camp:
  • Kevin Smith is currently the Lions' first-team running back with both Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure out.
  • Nate Burleson had a solid day of practice and has been having a good camp in general.

Defense

  • Gunther Cunningham was his usual fiery self on Monday.
  • Anwar Richardson reports that there was a bit of a shoving match on Monday between Lawrence Jackson and Jonathan Scott, who struggled when he went up against Willie Young.
  • Kyle Vanden Bosch gave Jason Fox "all he can handle" during run drills.
  • The second-team defensive line currently consists of Everette Brown, Sammie Hill, Nick Fairley and a rotation of Jackson and Young.
  • The second-team linebackers are still Tahir Whitehead, Ashlee Palmer and Doug Hogue.
  • Bill Bentley had another solid practice on Monday.
  • Jacob Lacey started out practice as one of the first-team cornerbacks, but Alphonso Smith was back in that role by the time the session came to an end. Smith helped close the day out by intercepting R.J. Archer.
  • With Louis Delmas and Erik Coleman out again, Don Carey and Amari Spievey continued to serve as the first-team safeties.

Special Teams

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