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Lions training camp: Notes from Day 1

In this edition of Detroit Lions training camp notes: Stephen Tulloch, Calvin Johnson, Eric Ebron, Ameer Abdullah, Manny Ramirez and much more.

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  • The Detroit Lions opened training camp with an afternoon practice on Monday, and team owner Martha Ford was in attendance.

  • Five players were sidelined from Monday's practice.

  • Stephen Tulloch, who is coming back from a torn ACL, was not on the list of injured players:
  • Calvin Johnson was doing Calvin Johnson things during practice on Monday when matched up against Darius Slay, and Eric Ebron showed off his abilities with an impressive display as well.

  • Johnson was equally impressive off the field:
  • It appears Ebron is taking the approach of letting his play do the talking for him.
  • Jeremy Ross is apparently still among the top group of wide receivers (for now, anyway).
  • It sounds like Matthew Stafford and Ameer Abdullah had a pretty good first day of camp.
  • Per MLive, Manny Ramirez was the first-team left guard, continuing the trend of the veteran getting reps with the No. 1 offense over first-round pick Laken Tomlinson. I'm sure that will change as camp progresses, though.

  • Also per MLive, Dan Orlovsky opened training camp as the Lions' backup quarterback.

  • Dave Birkett reports that Lions defensive line coach Jim Washburn is once again "away from the team dealing with health issues." Washburn previously missed quite a bit of the offseason after having knee-replacement surgery.

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