- On Wednesday night, the Detroit Lions temporarily moved training camp to Novi High School for a padded practice in front of an estimated 7,200 fans. If you haven't already, make sure to read Alex Reno's report on the practice, as he was in attendance.
- Here are more details on how Alex Carter injured his ankle before training camp even officially kicked off:
CB Alex Carter twisted his ankle in 7-on-7s last Wednesday. Went from two crutches to one, and today was first day without them. #Lions— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 6, 2015
- In other injury news, Joique Bell and LaAdrian Waddle continued to work off to the side on Wednesday.
Joique Bell and LA Waddle running sprints in end zone. LA looks good. Bell limps as he walks a bit— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) August 5, 2015
- There was a bit of an injury scare on Wednesday when Jerel Worthy went down with a possible leg injury. Worthy was just claimed off waivers by the Lions on Tuesday and has a history of injury issues, but it luckily doesn't appear to be anything serious.
Worthy stretched out by trainers, appears OK— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 6, 2015
Jerel Worthy moving fine now— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) August 6, 2015
- After what the Lions went through with their kickers during training camp last year, this is nice to see:
Matt Prater just pumped through 10 straight FGs from 39 yards -- most dead-center. Impressive display— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) August 6, 2015
Prater is money from the 20. Nails the camera crew set up above and behind goal posts almost every kick right down the middle.— Alex Reno (@alex_reno) August 6, 2015
Prater just nailed a guy in the lift pic.twitter.com/ZMICcznmYU— Detroit Jock City (@DetroitJockCity) August 6, 2015
- Little things like this are why having a veteran like Manny Ramirez around is so valuable:
Manny Ramirez giving tips to other OL between reps. Talking rip move defense with Proctor.— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) August 5, 2015
- Ramirez received the bulk of the first-team work at left guard on the first two days of training camp, but Laken Tomlinson got his chance with the No. 1 offense on Wednesday.
- According to Michael Rothstein, the Lions gave Travis Lewis and Devin Taylor a chance to take some reps with the first-team defense at linebacker and defensive end, respectively.
- On the offensive side of the ball, MLive reports that George Winn and Kellen Moore got a few reps with the starters earlier in the week on Tuesday. Actually, Moore apparently connected with Calvin Johnson for a touchdown. (That's just an odd sentence to type.)
- Also from Tuesday: Nevin Lawson received first-team reps at nickelback and Darryl Tapp practiced with the starters in place of the injured Jason Jones, according to the Detroit Free Press.
- Former Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson, who is going to be a color commentator for the team's preseason games, was at practice on Wednesday for NFL Network. Unsurprisingly, Burleson's appearance produced some entertaining moments:
.@Nate13Burleson trying to get his shades back after practice...good to see us bro #novihighschool #wildcats pic.twitter.com/GeDjUFIPlQ— Calvin Johnson, Jr. (@calvinjohnsonjr) August 6, 2015
Why you trying to steal my shades bro! Only reason I didn't take you down was because the Lions need you healthy lol https://t.co/Kzctfo27en— Nathaniel E Burleson (@Nate13Burleson) August 6, 2015
#Lions @_bigplayslay9 and @Nate13Burleson go one-on-one after practice. More pics at http://t.co/VSdUEqflWu pic.twitter.com/aYM6k1H8no— Daniel Mears (@MearsDaniel) August 6, 2015
Lions training camp: Notes from Day 3
In this edition of Detroit Lions training camp notes: Various injury updates, a look at Matt Prater's perfect night, updates on which players are receiving first-team reps and a special appearance by Nate Burleson.
By Sean Yuille