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Lions minicamp: Notes from Day 3 of practice

A rundown of various pieces of news from the third and final day of the Detroit Lions' 2013 minicamp.

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The Detroit Lions wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp with a morning practice on Thursday. Below is a recap of various tidbits from the practice.

  • Jim Schwartz said on Thursday that Matthew Stafford and Joique Bell were the two players who spent the most time at the Lions' facility this offseason, according to Josh Katzenstein.
  • Tahir Whitehead took his turn with the first-team defense at outside linebacker on Thursday. As noted by Tim Twentyman, Whitehead, Travis Lewis and Ashlee Palmer all got first-team reps this week.
  • With Chris Houston not taking part in the team drills on Thursday, Bill Bentley got a chance to run with the No. 1 defense, according to Chris McCosky.
  • At safety, Amari Spievey was with the second-team defense and Ricardo Silva was with the third-teamers, according to Dave Birkett.
  • Michael Williams got some time with the first-team offense at tight end on Thursday, according to Justin Rogers.
  • If Louis Delmas misses time again this year because of injuries, the Lions will be prepared to replace him, likely with Don Carey.
  • Sam Martin continued to impress on Thursday.
  • Havard Rugland also continued to impress on Thursday, as he had "another perfect field goal session," according to Rogers.
  • Darius Slay said on Thursday that getting to go up against Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson in practice has already made him a better player.
  • Balaal Hollings, a high school senior who was shot in the head in April, spoke to the Lions as they wrapped up their practice on Thursday.

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