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Notes from Day 2 of Lions minicamp

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Recapping the second day of the Detroit Lions' mandatory minicamp.

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  • After missing Tuesday's practice, Corey Wootton was back on the field on Wednesday. Jason Jones, on the other hand, was still absent on Wednesday. (Jones' absence on Tuesday was excused, so that was also likely the case on Wednesday.)

  • In injury news, the Detroit Lions were still without Joique Bell, LaAdrian Waddle and Cornelius Lucas, and Stephen Tulloch, DeAndre Levy, Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson didn't take part in team drills, according to the Lions' official site. However, on a positive note, Joseph Fauria participated in some of the individual drills, according to Kyle Meinke.

  • Also according to Meinke, the Lions gave Laken Tomlinson a chance to practice at right guard on Wednesday. It doesn't sound like the Lions are considering flipping Larry Warford over to the left side, though. Instead, they're just making sure Tomlinson can play multiple interior spots in case injuries happen down the road.

  • At right tackle, meanwhile, seventh-round pick Corey Robinson took the first-team reps, according to Josh Katzenstein. Michael Williams was the No. 1 right tackle on Tuesday with both Waddle and Lucas out.

  • Per MLive, the Lions gave both Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Moore reps as the backup quarterback on Wednesday.

  • Also from MLive are two interesting tidbits on the rotation in the secondary. First, at nickel cornerback, sixth-round pick Quandre Diggs practiced with the first-team defense on Wednesday after Josh Wilson occupied that role on Tuesday. Secondly, undrafted free agent Isaiah Johnson got some reps at safety with Glover Quin when James Ihedigbo took a break during the Lions' team drills.

  • On the defensive line, meanwhile, the Lions' official site reports that Devin Taylor has been getting some reps at defensive tackle.

  • According to The Oakland PressCalvin Johnson "briefly" practiced at cornerback with the scout team. We've seen Johnson play center field in Hail Mary situations before, but can you imagine seeing him at cornerback in an actual game situation? Now that would be wild.

  • As suggested by Matt Prater, the Lions' kickers have been practicing with AFL-style narrow goal posts to improve their accuracy. It seems to be working, as Prater "closed practice today by drilling kicks of 49, 51 and 54 yards," according to the Detroit Free Press.

  • ESPN highlighted Matthew Stafford and TJ Jones as two players who stood out for their good performances on Wednesday.