Detroit Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford attended the second day of training camp.
Here is Mrs. Ford with Lions president Tom Lewand. pic.twitter.com/r4bM92bsU7— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) July 29, 2014
Ziggy Ansah, TJ Jones, Cody Wilson and Alex Bullard didn't practice on Tuesday, according to Kyle Meinke. On a positive note, Ansah again worked with a trainer off to the side, so perhaps he's close to being ready to practice.
- Here's some good injury news: Kyle Van Noy took part in practice on Tuesday after leaving early with a thumb injury on Monday. Per Dave Birkett, there was "no noticeable wrap on (Van Noy's) thumb," so that's a pretty good indication that it was just a minor injury.
- This is also good to hear:
Broyles just cut hard and seemed to have no issues. Seems to be confident in his Achilles. #Lions #Lionscamp— Mike Mady (@lionsreport) July 29, 2014
- I think this says a lot about how the Lions are planning to use their tight ends:
Pettigrew working with OL in individuals while Fauria and Ebron were with the WRs running routes. #Lions— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) July 29, 2014
- The Lions gave LaAdrian Waddle the No. 1 reps at right tackle on Tuesday. Corey Hilliard served as the No. 2 right tackle, and he was joined on the second-team offensive line by Michael Williams (left tackle), Rodney Austin (left guard), Darren Keyton (center) and Travis Swanson (right guard), according to Mike Mady.
- The Lions' No. 1 wide receivers on Tuesday were Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate and Kevin Ogletree. Unfortunately for Jonte Green, he had to face Johnson at one point.
Shocking news from Lions practice: Calvin Johnson just destroyed Jonte Green.— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) July 29, 2014
- Daniel Jeremiah came away from Tuesday's practice especially impressed with Tate and the Lions' stable of running backs.
Golden Tate is an outstanding route runner. Quick release, explodes in/out of break point and works back to the ball. Big year ahead.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) July 29, 2014
Lions have a good looking group of RBs. Bush and Riddick are mismatch players in the passing game. Bell can do the dirty work.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) July 29, 2014
- Mike O'Hara has also been impressed with what he's seen from Tate so far.
Lions camp scene: watching Golden Tate work in one on one drills, he's as competitive and good with the ball as advertised. Wait for game.— Mike O'Hara (@MikeOHaraNFL) July 29, 2014
- It sounds like drops were an issue for both Eric Ebron and Reggie Bush on Tuesday.
Eric Ebron, Reggie Bush both with bad drops today. Otherwise offense has looked pretty sharp— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) July 29, 2014
Eric Ebron had a couple drops today but I wouldn't worry about it. They are throwing a lot at him early on and he's not comfortable yet.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) July 29, 2014
- The Theo Riddick hype train hasn't slowed down one bit since the start of training camp.
I'm reluctantly buying a ticket on the Theo Riddick hype train. I've been burned before with offseason wonders, but man, 41 looks good.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) July 29, 2014
- Here's an interesting tidbit from Birkett: George Johnson got some No. 1 reps at defensive end on Tuesday.
- Justin Rogers reports that DeJon Gomes and Jerome Couplin both had interceptions during Tuesday's practice.
Lions training camp: Notes from Day 2
News and notes from the second day of Detroit Lions training camp.
By Sean Yuille