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Lions Training Camp: Notes From Sunday's Record-Setting Practice

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August 10, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) warms up before game against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field.    Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE
August 10, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) warms up before game against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Yes, you read that right. Sunday's Detroit Lions practice was of the record-setting variety. What record was broken? The Lions had 2,819 fans in attendance for "Kids Day" in Allen Park, setting a new record for the largest crowd for an open practice at the team's facility. Here's a look at notes from Sunday's practice:

Injuries

Offense

  • Prior to practice, Matthew Stafford played catch with one of the kids in attendance, according to Anwar Richardson.
  • During a drill where running backs and tight ends had to block linebackers, three players stood out (and yes, I realize the tweets are contradictory):
  • Ryan Broyles got a chance to take some first-team reps as the Lions' slot receiver in place of the absent Titus Young.
  • The rotation on the offensive line on Sunday saw Riley Reiff take second-team reps at right tackle and Corey Hilliard line up as the second-team left tackle. Hilliard also got a few first-team reps at left tackle, as did Jason Fox.

Defense

  • Willie Young's excellent performance from Friday's game apparently carried over to Sunday's practice.
  • When Justin Durant left practice, Ashlee Palmer stepped in for him on the first-team defense. Carmen Messina took over for Palmer on the second-team defense.
  • The Lions' first-team secondary on Sunday was Chris Houston and Bill Bentley at cornerback and John Wendling and Erik Coleman at safety. Jacob Lacey served as the first-team nickelback.
  • It sounds like Bentley had a couple of rough plays on Sunday, although to be fair, stopping Calvin Johnson isn't exactly easy.
  • Here are a couple of tidbits on a pair of Lions safeties:

Special Teams

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