- Based on these two tweets, it sounds like Darius Slay had an excellent practice on Tuesday, while Rashean Mathis struggled a bit.
Darius Slay continue to impress. Was step for step with Megatron and then knocked a pass away from Tate. He's having a great start to camp— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 4, 2015
Rashean Mathis beat deep in one-on-one drills by both Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 4, 2015
- Speaking of cornerbacks, Crezdon Butler had a pretty notable interception.
Crezdon Butler with a terrific one-handed interception over Lance Moore in one on ones.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 4, 2015
Here is that one-handed INT by Butler in front of Moore. pic.twitter.com/H1Hhxtx6w3— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 4, 2015
- A lot of the focus at nickel cornerback this offseason was on Quandre Diggs, Nevin Lawson and Josh Wilson, but we shouldn't forget about Isa Abdul-Quddus.
Isa Abdul-Quddus getting some run in the nickel today. Lions liked that three-safety look last year.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 4, 2015
- Let's not get anybody else injured two days into training camp, guys.
Things getting pretty heated during red zone drills. Just saw a head to head collision between Tate and Ihedigbo. (Everyone's ok)— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) August 4, 2015
- On a related note, this doesn't exactly sound encouraging:
Just spotted #Lions CB Alex Carter walking into the facility with a cane. Limping a bit -- twisted his ankle last week.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) August 4, 2015
- He's officially listed as a linebacker, but lining up Brandon Copeland at defensive end could provide some interesting looks on the D-line.
Lions working LB Brandon Copeland as a down lineman today on the edge.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 4, 2015
- With Haloti Ngata on the non-football injury list, the Lions have unsurprisingly had Tyrunn Walker and Caraun Reid taking first-team reps at defensive tackle. What will be interesting is to see who remains with the No. 1 defense when Ngata returns.
- Per Dave Birkett, both NFL Network and BBC attended Tuesday's Lions practice.
- I think Lions players are rightfully getting tired of hearing about how their defense is going to fall apart following the departure of Ndamukong Suh.
Lions LB DeAndre Levy today: "Suh didn’t make the defense. We had a lot of guys last year playing their best football."— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 4, 2015
In this edition of Detroit Lions training camp notes: Darius Slay, Rashean Mathis, Crezdon Butler, Isa Abdul-Quddus, Brandon Copeland and much more.