The Detroit Lions' 2013 rookie minicamp came to close on Sunday morning with the third and final practice of the weekend. You can check out a recap of Day 1 of the minicamp here, and below is a look back at the final two days of practice.
Ezekiel Ansah showed off his speed at the minicamp.
Even though it's just #Lions rookie minicamp, Ziggy Ansah's speed off the edge very evident. He lined up on right side for all 3 days.— Paula Pasche (@paulapasche) May 12, 2013
Ansah also continued to show off his sense of humor after practice on Sunday.
Told Ziggy Ansah I'd gladly help him use his Free Movies for a Year pass from IMAX. "I'll keep that in mind, but I'll probably take a girl."— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) May 12, 2013
Although he wasn't able to practice because of the knee surgery he had last week, Darius Slay was at least on the field to stretch with his teammates.
#Lions CB Darius Slay on the field for basic stretching, never would have known just had knee surgery last wk. #rookieminicamp— Paula Pasche (@paulapasche) May 11, 2013
Tight end Joseph Fauria is using the fact that he went undrafted as motivation.
Lions rookie TE Joseph Fauria on not being drafted: "I've got a perrrrrmanent chip."— Mike O'Hara (@MikeOHaraNFL) May 12, 2013
Joseph Fauria again on not being drafted: "You look at Wikipedia, it'll say 'Undrafted Free Agent' the rest of my life."— Mike O'Hara (@MikeOHaraNFL) May 12, 2013
Havard Rugland is getting a lot of attention back in his home country of Norway for being with the Lions.
Expect to hear plenty on Kickalicious later. Norwegian media expected in town.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 11, 2013
Rugland, by the way, was hitting field goals from almost 60 yards out at the minicamp.
Havard 'Kickalicious' Rugland has hit 58, 59-yd field goals since coming to #Lions. Hasn't tried from further back.— Paula Pasche (@paulapasche) May 11, 2013
Larry Warford returned to practice on Sunday, but undrafted free agent Alex Elkins, a linebacker from Oklahoma State, remained out because of a hamstring injury.
Lions 3rd rounder Larry Warford back to practice Sunday. Did not do 11 on 11s. LB Alex Elkins (hammy) still out— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) May 12, 2013
Warford may have only practiced on a limited basis, but he seemed to be in a pretty good mood despite having an injury scare a day earlier.
#Lions guard Larry Warford practiced in individual drills today, then danced behind a media swarm around TE Michael Williams. He'll be fine.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) May 12, 2013
Devin Taylor is a pretty big guy.
Devin Taylor = tall. twitter.com/DetroitLionsNF…— Detroit Lions (@DetroitLionsNFL) May 12, 2013
Finally, for some extra reading, Tim Twentyman took a look at five players who stood out at the minicamp this weekend.