- Martha Ford was in attendance for the Detroit Lions' OTA on Wednesday, which was the only practice open to the media this week.
- According to ESPN, Quandre Diggs "was consistently with the first unit as the nickelback" on Wednesday. With Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson still limited, Diggs has a really good chance to make an early statement that he should be the full-time nickelback going forward.
- Speaking of young players practicing with the first-team defense, Caraun Reid "got most of the work" next to Haloti Ngata, according to MLive. Reid also drew quite a bit of praise from Jim Caldwell and Teryl Austin.
- James Ihedigbo spoke to the media about not attending the Lions' earlier offseason workouts and why he returned for OTAs.
- This is a new one:
The Oakland Press, Kellen Moore explained that the barefoot running is a "Joe Lombardi thing." Alrighty then.
- This is interesting:
Also of note, QB Anthony Boone -- the fourth QB -- took actual snaps today. That's more than 4th QB James Franklin did last yr. #Lions— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) May 27, 2015
- The recently signed Corey Wootton has experience playing both defensive end and defensive tackle. Where will he line up for the Lions? This seems like a pretty good indicator of their plans for him:
Played mostly end that I saw today. Did appear to take some DT reps in individual period. https://t.co/I0IOBRoTQU— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 27, 2015
- After practicing this week for the first time since tearing his ACL last season, Stephen Tulloch made this declaration:
Tulloch: "I'm back, I'm healthy... I'm ready to roll." #Lions— Tori Petry (@sportstori) May 27, 2015
- Even when Tulloch wasn't able to play, he continued to be a big-time leader off the field.
Tate says Tully has been key in helping the locker room stick together. Says last year even when he was out he organized team get togethers— Tori Petry (@sportstori) May 27, 2015
- The Lions had an interesting group of visitors at their practice on Thursday:
- This kind of news is a good reminder that the most important thing about OTAs is to just get through them without any major injuries.
Broncos Pro Bowl LT Ryan Clady tore his left ACL during practice Wednesday and is likely to miss the 2015 season, a league source told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 28, 2015
- Finally, here are some Vines from the Lions' OTAs:
Gabe Wright working through d-line drills https://t.co/LxKluHUAdl— Detroit Lions (@Lions) May 27, 2015
Lions notes: Wrapping up this week's OTAs
Lions notes looks at various tidbits from this week's set of OTA practices.
By Sean Yuille