The Detroit Lions held their first practice that was open to the general public on Tuesday, and approximately 1,500 fans were in attendance. The Lions also practiced in full pads for the first time during training camp on Tuesday. The players will now get Wednesday off before returning for practice on Thursday.
- Joique Bell scored the first touchdown by a running back during the Lions' live running drill.
- The Lions unleashed fullback James Bryant on Tuesday.
Hello James bryant. Lions fb with some massive blocks to open up the running lanes.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) July 31, 2012
Lions in full pads. Running short yardage & hitting--hard. FB James Bryant making his presence known--opening huge holes— Lions RapidReports (@CBSSportsNFLDET) July 31, 2012
- There was a bit of a scare during practice on Tuesday when Calvin Johnson briefly left the field with what appeared to be a left hand injury. Thankfully, Johnson quickly returned to the field after getting it checked out by a trainer. (Crisis averted.)
- Ryan Broyles was limited on Tuesday and had ice on his knee.
- Lance Long, who has been nicknamed "Vanilla Gorilla" by wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson, has been having a good camp and scored a touchdown during the seven-on-seven drill on Tuesday.
- Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard once again split reps at left tackle with Jeff Backus out. They reportedly held their own while taking on the defensive line.
- Riley Reiff was once again the second-team right tackle.
- Jonathan Scott had an ice wrap on his right knee on Tuesday.
- Your daily Gunther Cunningham is angry update:
Gunther Cunningham gets applause for getting on defensive backs, "That's the B.S. That's gotta stop, finish the G.D. Job!"— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) July 31, 2012
- It sounds like Willie Young had another good day of practice.
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) July 31, 2012
#Lions DE Willie Young continues to bring pressure from the left side
- Ronnell Lewis got some reps on the second-team defense on Tuesday.
- Ndamukong Suh dominated the run period of practice, according to Chris McCosky.
- According to Anwar Richardson, the Lions' defensive line dominated the offensive line during team drills.
- Ronnie Sneed was pulled from practice and had his shoulder wrapped, according to McCosky.
- With Louis Delmas limited and Erik Coleman out, the first-team safeties on Tuesday were Amari Spievey and John Wendling, and Wendling made the most of his opportunity to be on the first team.
Wending gets the crowd going by taking a ball away from Scheffler at the goal line and returning it for pick 6— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 31, 2012
John Wendling pick-6 from goal line off Stafford— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) July 31, 2012
- It appears Ryan Donahue had a solid practice:
Ryan Donahue sticking punt after punt high and inside the 10.— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) July 31, 2012
- The Lions had Jarett Dillard, Stefan Logan, Titus Young and Patrick Edwards returning punts on Tuesday.