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Lions training camp: Notes from Day 2

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

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  • Detroit Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford attended the second day of training camp. Also at practice on Tuesday were Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi and other members of the Spartans coaching staff.

  • 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:
  • I think this says a lot about how the Lions are planning to use their tight ends:
  • 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.
  • Daniel Jeremiah came away from Tuesday's practice especially impressed with Tate and the Lions' stable of running backs.
  • Mike O'Hara has also been impressed with what he's seen from Tate so far.
  • It sounds like drops were an issue for both Eric Ebron and Reggie Bush on Tuesday. It's worth noting that Meinke later tweeted that Bush "rebounded with two terrific plays" and was "looking explosive." As for Ebron, this is a good point from Jeremiah:
  • The Theo Riddick hype train hasn't slowed down one bit since the start of training camp.
  • 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.

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