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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.

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  • 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: Josh Katzenstein also reported that Carter wasn't limping on Wednesday night, so hopefully that's a sign that he will be able to practice in the near future.

  • In other injury news, Joique Bell and LaAdrian Waddle continued to work off to the side on Wednesday. Both players are on the PUP list, but they can be activated whenever they're ready to practice.

  • 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.
  • After what the Lions went through with their kickers during training camp last year, this is nice to see:
  • Little things like this are why having a veteran like Manny Ramirez around is so valuable:
  • 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: