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Lions training camp: Notes on defense from Day 2

News and notes on the defense from the second day of Detroit Lions training camp.

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  • On Day 2 of Detroit Lions training camp, Travis Lewis got a chance to be the first-team left outside linebacker.

  • The rest of the first-team defense on Saturday was the same as Friday. Jason Jones and Willie Young were the primary No. 1 defensive ends, and the secondary once again consisted of Chris Houston, Ron Bartell, Bill Bentley (in the nickel), Glover Quin and Don Carey.

  • It's worth noting that rookies Ziggy Ansah and Darius Slay both got some work with the first-team defense at their respective positions. Actually, Slay took over as the No. 1 right cornerback to finish practice after Bartell left with an injury.

  • Before he got bumped up to the first team, Ansah was on the second-team defense along with Israel Idonije.

  • Cornerback DeQuan Menzie worked as the No. 2 nickelback, according to Dave Birkett.

  • Houston intercepted Matthew Stafford on a pass intended for Calvin Johnson and returned it for a touchdown, according to Tim Twentyman.

  • Bentley picked off Stafford as well on a pass thrown in Johnson's direction, but Young jumped offside on the play, according to Mike Mady.

  • Bentley has impressed a lot of his coaches and teammates, and he spent much of the first two days of training camp exchanging trash talk with Nate Burleson.

  • I like the sound of this:
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  • This, on the other hand, is not what I want to see:
  • He didn't actually practice on Saturday, but Louis Delmas still made a play from the sideline.
  • DeAndre Levy's beard has earned him the nickname "Taliban Man" from Ashlee Palmer, who is planning to grow a beard of his own.

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