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Lions notes: Ameer Abdullah, Darius Slay, more

Lions notes looks at Ameer Abdullah, Darius Slay and much more.

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  • Ameer Abdullah turned quite a few heads in his preseason debut, but he's not suddenly getting comfortable or anything like that. In fact, in a post for the Detroit Lions' official website, Abdullah wrote that his preseason debut was "borderline good, but by no means great." He also said that he was "a little rusty." If that's what he looks like while rusty, I can't wait to see what he has in store going forward.

  • Jim Caldwell and his "code" have had a big impact on the culture surrounding the Lions.

  • As expected, Darren Keyton cleared waivers on Wednesday, meaning he is now on injured reserve. (The Lions waived him with the injured designation on Tuesday.)

  • Darius Slay's mindset for the cornerback position is pretty simple (via MLive): "My goal is to make a play on every quarterback and make everyone mad at me."

  • Manny Ramirez isn't the only veteran serving as a mentor of sorts for his teammates on the offensive line, as Taylor Boggs is also occupying that type of role.

  • Small world: Lions teammates Greg Salas and R.J. Stanford went to high school together.

  • Former Lions offensive lineman Dick Stanfel, who passed away in June, is up for a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame after being named a nominee by the PFHOF's Senior Committee.

  • Wednesday was yet another rough day for injuries in the NFL:

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