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Lions notes: Recapping Day 1 of minicamp

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Lions notes looks at various tidbits from Day 1 of minicamp.

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  • Here's your daily backup quarterback reps update: Kellen Moore got a lot of backup reps at the beginning of OTAs, but it sort of feels like Dan Orlovsky has received most of them lately. That's not a huge surprise, but it could be a sign that Orlovsky is set to remain the backup quarterback going into training camp.

  • In other reps news, MLive reports that Manny Ramirez was the No. 1 left guard and Travis Swanson was the No. 1 center on Tuesday. This meant that Laken Tomlinson was the second-team left guard.

  • The No. 1 right tackle was actually Michael Williams with LaAdrian Waddle still out and Cornelius Lucas sidelined by an injury.

  • Also according to MLive, the Detroit Lions had the usual group of Ameer Abdullah, Jeremy Ross, Golden Tate, Lance Moore and Ryan Broyles returning punts on Tuesday.

  • With attendance mandatory for this week's minicamp, Haloti Ngata returned to the Lions after missing some recent OTA practices, and he returned to the first-team defense next to Caraun Reid.

  • Where was Ngata during the final two weeks of the Lions' voluntary OTAs? It turns out he was simply spending time with his family.

  • Ngata, who was traded to the Lions in March, shared his thoughts on what life in Michigan has been like so far:
  • Golden Tate thinks quite highly of Lions owner Martha Ford.
  • Finally, via the Lions' Twitter account, here are a few Vines from Tuesday's practice: