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Lions notes: Detroit cancels last day of minicamp practice, Tom Lewand finds new job

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The Detroit Lions decided to spend their last day before a six-week break with a walk-through, not a practice.

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  • On Thursday, the Detroit Lions decided to forgo their final day of minicamp practice in favor of a walk-through: Interestingly enough, the Lions also skipped a day of organized team activities last week. Now that minicamp is over, Lions players are off until training camp, which begins in late July.

  • The Lions chose not to re-sign Travis Lewis this offseason, so the Vikings picked him up. But on Thursday, the team parted ways with the veteran linebacker:
  • Zach Zenner is still working his way back from the rib injury that shortened his 2015 season. 

  • The Lions hired Randy Edsall to be their director of football research back in January. On Thursday, Jim Caldwell explained specifically what his role will be in 2016

  • Former team president Tom Lewand is now the CEO of Shinola, a manufacturing company specializing in watches:
  • The NFL is making a slight adjustment to their practice squad rules starting this year. Jeff Risdon of SideLion Report explains how that may affect the Lions

  • Marvin Jones was teammates with the Lions' newest addition Orson Charles back with the Bengals. Naturally, he was pretty excited when news broke they would be reunited: