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Lions notes: Glover Quin, James Ihedigbo, more

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Lions notes looks at Glover Quin, James Ihedigbo and much more.

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  • Due to injuries, safeties Glover Quin and James Ihedigbo haven't exactly had much of a chance to practice with each other on the field so far this year, but they have been busy building chemistry off the field this offseason.

  • When it comes to Eric Ebron's contract situation (he's the Detroit Lions' only unsigned draft pick), Jim Caldwell is simply hoping that "it doesn't infringe upon the start of training camp." As long as the Lions free up some cap space before training camp begins at the end of July, Ebron should be signed in time for the first practice.

  • Ebron recently admitted that he has had "some terrible days" in addition to "some great days" so far in the NFL.

  • Ziggy Ansah, who was selected by the Lions in the first round last year, has been giving advice to former BYU teammate Kyle Van Noy, who was selected by the Lions in the second round this year, about what to expect as a rookie in the NFL.

  • Ryan Broyles' rehab seems to be going extremely well.
  • Golden Tate estimates that he currently understands "around 70, 80 percent" of the Lions' new offense.

  • NFL.com's Bucky Brooks recently handed out grades for the 2011 NFL Draft, and the Lions received a D. That's no surprise considering their five-man draft class consisted of Nick Fairley, Titus Young, Mikel Leshoure, Doug Hogue and Johnny Culbreath. That was an extremely disappointing draft for the Lions in hindsight, but at least they didn't get an F like the Chicago Bears.