- The Detroit Lions were once again without TJ Jones, Michael Williams, Alex Bullard and Ziggy Ansah. Williams, by the way, is dealing with a muscle strain, according to the Free Press.
- This is a nice look at one of the Lions' defensive line drills:
Nick Fairley vs George Johnson on the 2-man sled. https://t.co/0nLgDBFDlD— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 1, 2014
- Well done, Nate Freese and Giorgio Tavecchio:
Much better kicking from the Lions today. Freese and Tavecchio were both 5 for 5 with a long of 53.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 1, 2014
- As expected, Corey Hilliard got the No. 1 reps at right tackle on Friday. The Lions have been splitting up the first-team reps at that spot pretty evenly between him and LaAdrian Waddle.
- According to Kyle Meinke, Kyle Van Noy worked with the defensive line during positional drills. Although he's a linebacker, Van Noy is going to be used in a variety of ways, especially as a pass rusher, so it's no surprise that he's getting some work with the D-line.
- Kris Durham had to limp off the field at one point on Friday, but he wasn't sidelined for very long.
- At least during the two-minute drills, the second-team offense had a better performance than the first-team offense. (I suppose it's also possible that one defensive unit simply outperformed the other.)
First-team offense really struggled in 2-minute today. George Johnson or Ndamukong Suh were bringing constant pressure.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 1, 2014
The second team offense, meanwhile, finished with a TD and FG. Corey Fuller and Jeremy Ross w big catches on TD drive vs suspect coverage— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 1, 2014
- Here's a look at how some wide receivers and defensive backs performed on Friday:
Rashean Mathis with a nice pick defending Golden Tate in 1-on-1s.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 1, 2014
Corey Fuller just burned Chris Greenwood on a go. Keeps making plays. #Lions— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 1, 2014
A couple deep touchdown catches on double moves from Fauria and Johnson against Lawson and Slay in one-on-ones.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 1, 2014
Don Carey just beaten for TDs on consecutive reps. 2nd was ugly, great route by Ross though #LionsCamp— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) August 1, 2014
- Former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr stopped by training camp on Friday.
Lions training camp: Notes from Day 5
News and notes from the fifth day of Detroit Lions training camp.
By Sean Yuille