- Detroit Lions training camp has finally arrived with the veterans on the team officially reporting on Sunday:
First team meeting of 2015 #LionsCamp is in session. #BackToFootball pic.twitter.com/oWqbHdUNGq— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 2, 2015
- Golden Tate picked a pretty unique way to show up to camp:
Players checked in for #LionsCamp today. Only @ShowtimeTate arrived like this though. Video: http://t.co/070nLAakuD pic.twitter.com/PkS7ddqcIf— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 2, 2015
- Jim Caldwell met with the media on Sunday afternoon and didn't shy away from the high expectations that are in place for the Lions. He also stressed how important it is for the Lions to keep getting better.
Caldwell asked if the Lions will make the playoffs this year: "We expect to be" ... Reiterated the Lions need to be better this year.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 2, 2015
Caldwell: "It’s a right now business. We’ve gotta be better than we were last year. Period."— Tori Petry (@sportstori) August 2, 2015
- It sounds like both DeAndre Levy and James Ihedigbo are focused on football, not their contract situations.
Levy said he's leaving contract talk to agent, saw Bobby Wagner's new deal, hopes to remain with the Lions— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 2, 2015
James Ihedigbo on his contract situation, "I just leave it as it is and we don't talk about it." #Lions— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) August 2, 2015
James Ihedigbo didn't want to talk much about contract. He missed early spring workouts. Said it's not time to negotiate once season starts— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 2, 2015
- Levy had some good news on his injury situation:
DeAndre Levy said he's 100% healthy after sitting out team drills in OTAs and minicamp— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 2, 2015
- Joique Bell was mum on his injury situation when he arrived at the Lions' facility on Sunday.
- Taylor Mays has a lot riding on his performance in training camp this year.
New Lions safety Taylor Mays says he "has everything to prove" going into Year 6. Wants to help a defense he said has a lot of talent.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 2, 2015
- Excellent shirt choice, Lance Moore.
#Lions WR Lance Moore -- clearly recruited by White Goodman for a Dodgeball tournament. #globogym pic.twitter.com/xLzuRFegvZ— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) August 2, 2015
- Three Lions players received bonuses simply for reporting for training camp.
Colleague @FieldYates says 3 #Lions get reporting bonuses today: Ryan Broyles ($181,614), Darius Slay ($100,000), Kyle Van Noy ($50,000)— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) August 2, 2015
- Some new food items are coming to Ford Field this year.
- The Lions are really stockpiling picks for the 2016 NFL Draft:
Lions now have a first, second, fourth, two fifths, two sixths and a seventh in teh 2016 draft. Plus likely comp picks for Suh, Fairley.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) August 2, 2015
Lions notes: It's time for training camp!
Lions notes looks at Jim Caldwell, DeAndre Levy, James Ihedigbo and much more.
By Sean Yuille