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Lions Training Camp: Notes From Wednesday's Practice

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ALLEN PARK, MI - AUGUST 01:  Mikel Leshoure #25 of the Detroit Lions go through the daily practice session at the Lions training facility on August 1, 2011 in Allen Park, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
ALLEN PARK, MI - AUGUST 01: Mikel Leshoure #25 of the Detroit Lions go through the daily practice session at the Lions training facility on August 1, 2011 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Lions held their final practice open to the general public on Wednesday. It was also their final practice before Friday's game at the Baltimore Ravens. Here are notes from the session:

Injuries

Offense

  • According to Dave Birkett, the Lions rotated Kevin Smith, Keiland Williams, Stefan Logan and Stephfon Green in at running back when they were installing their game plan for Friday's matchup with the Ravens.
  • Mikel Leshoure only took part in individual drills on Wednesday.
  • The Lions' pass offense is really, really good. The pass defense? Not so much.

Defense

  • Jim Schwartz has been pleased with how Cliff Avril has practiced since returning to the Lions.
  • The Lions' first-team secondary on Wednesday consisted of Chris Houston and Jacob Lacey at cornerback and Erik Coleman and John Wendling at safety. Bill Bentley was the nickelback.

Special Teams

  • This may say a lot about Amari Spievey's chances of being a starter again at safety this season:
  • The Lions had Willie Young, Riley Reiff and Will Heller on the kick return unit as blockers.

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