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Lions notes: Wrapping up Detroit's rookie minicamp

Lions notes looks at Laken Tomlinson, Ameer Abdullah, Zach Zenner and various other tidbits from the team's rookie minicamp.

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  • Given what has happened to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos, this is probably the most important news from the Detroit Lions' rookie minicamp: (For more from Jim Caldwell, check out his comments from Friday and his comments from Sunday.)

  • The Lions had Laken Tomlinson practicing at left guard during the portion of Friday's practice that was open to the media. I suppose he could have been moved over to the right side at other points in practice, but it sounds like he will in fact just step into the left guard spot going forward.

  • Despite spending four years at right guard at Duke, Tomlinson doesn't sound overly concerned with transitioning to the left side in the NFL.
  • Ameer Abdullah got a chance to return punts during the minicamp. At least on Friday, kick returns were a different story, but that may have been because the Lions simply didn't spend much time practicing kickoffs.

  • This is definitely a good mindset to have:
  • What did Tomlinson and Abdullah set out to accomplish during this minicamp? Here's what they had to say:
  • Here are two observations on Gabe Wright:
  • Here's how the Lions used their two cornerback draft picks during the minicamp:
  • Caldwell seems impressed with undrafted running back Zach Zenner and undrafted safety Isaiah Johnson.
  • Speaking of Johnson, he's looking forward to getting to work with Glover Quin.