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Lions training camp: Notes from Day 4

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

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  • The Detroit Lions had four players sidelined during Thursday's practice: TJ Jones (PUP list), Michael Williams, Alex Bullard and Ziggy Ansah (PUP list). Williams' injury is new, but Jim Caldwell said that it's not a long-term thing. It's worth noting that Jim Schwartz said the exact same thing a year ago before Williams ended up on injured reserve with a hand injury, so the head coach's assessment doesn't necessarily mean much when it comes to injuries.

  • Williams, by the way, has been busy putting on weight as part of his switch from tight end to offensive tackle.
  • Larry Warford practiced on Thursday after suffering an ankle injury on Wednesday night.

  • The Lions continued with their usual rotation at right tackle by giving LaAdrian Waddle the No. 1 reps on Thursday. It doesn't sound like he had a great practice, though.
  • Rookie Travis Swanson got work as the first-team left guard when Rob Sims got a break.

  • Another rookie, Kyle Van Noy, practiced with the first-team defense on Thursday.

  • This is interesting:
  • According to Dave Birkett, Cassius Vaughn got some No. 1 reps at cornerback on Wednesday night.

  • There wasn't any talk about drops for Eric Ebron on Thursday, but Kris Durham wasn't so lucky.
  • DeJon Gomes intercepted James Franklin on Thursday.

  • Former Lions defensive end Jared DeVries attended Thursday's practice. He is apparently a farmer now.