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Here’s everything you need to know before the start of Detroit Lions training camp.

Detroit Lions Rookie Minicamp Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

We finally made it through the offseason. We survived through a general manager search and a complete deconstruction of the Detroit Lions’ front office. We persevered through the abrupt ending of a treasured career. We held our heads high through an onslaught of Pro Football Focus articles telling us how bad the Lions are. We reserved judgment after witnessing a draft that had no "sexy" picks, even though the Lions were thin at running back and wide receiver at the time.

We saw some of our favorite players sign elsewhere and even some that remain unsigned. We met new faces that we’re still getting to know and hopefully will eventually love. We’ve watched impatiently as our players begin to work their way back to health and get back into football shape.

And it’s all about to pay off, because training camp is finally here: Where Hope not only lives, but feeds off of everything in sight. Every little tidbit of news is devoured and digested into Hope’s belly, promising this team will be better and will be better right now. Hope can be a dangerous thing, especially in a few month. But today is a celebration, so Long Live Hope.

Here’s every possible thing you could need to know about the Detroit Lions’ 2016 Training camp.

Dates:

Training camp is available to the public at these dates and times:

  • Friday, July 29 - 3:30 p.m. (wristband holders only)
  • Saturday, July 30 - 3:30 p.m. (Club/Suiteholders only)
  • Sunday, July 31 - 2 p.m. (Season ticket holders only)
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug 4 - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug 5 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug 6 - 9:30 a.m. (Family Day at Ford Field)
Ticket info:

Tickets are available through the Detroit Lions official website. Tickets are only available through the Lions’ Flash Seats program, meaning you will only receive a digital ticket. If you are looking to get a wristband for Friday, July 29’s practice, visit a local Southeast Michigan Ford Dealership. For more info on that, click here.

Who to follow

If you can’t be there for the action, the next best thing is to catch updates from fans and media on hand. Here’s a brief guide to who you should be following on Twitter:

Pride Of Detroit staff

Other Detroit Lions media

Pride Of Detroit coverage

Training camp battle previews:

53-man roster predictions:

2016 Lions Draft picks

Everything else:

And here’s a look at the Lions’ current 90-man roster heading into training camp:

Players currently on roster: 90
QB Matthew Stafford TE Eric Ebron DE Ziggy Ansah CB Darius Slay
QB Dan Orlovsky TE Brandon Pettigrew (PUP) DE Devin Taylor CB Nevin Lawson
QB Jake Rudock TE Cole Wick DE Wallace Gilberry CB Quandre Diggs
TE Adam Fuehne DE Brandon Copeland CB Alex Carter
RB Ameer Abdullah TE Matthew Mulligan DE Anthony Zettel CB Johnson Bademosi
RB Stevan Ridley TE Orson Charles DE Deonte Gibson CB Crezdon Butler
RB Theo Riddick TE Ben McCord DE Quanterus Smith CB Darrin Walls
RB Zach Zenner CB Keith Lewis
RB George Winn OT Riley Reiff DT Haloti Ngata CB Adarius Barnes
RB Dwayne Washington OT Taylor Decker DT Tyrunn Walker CB Ian Wells
OT Michael Ola DT Caraun Reid CB Charles Washington
FB Michael Burton OT Cornelius Lucas DT A'Shawn Robinson
OT Corey Robinson (PUP) DT Stefan Charles S Glover Quin
WR Marvin Jones OT Luke Marquardt DT Gabe Wright S Rafael Bush
WR Golden Tate OT Chase Farris DT Khyri Thornton S Tavon Wilson
WR TJ Jones DT Kerry Hyder S Miles Killebrew
WR Anquan Boldin OG Laken Tomlinson DT Louis Palmer S Don Carey
WR Jeremy Kerley OG Larry Warford S Isaiah Johnson
WR Andre Caldwell OG Geoff Schwartz LB DeAndre Levy
WR Corey Fuller (PUP) OG Joe Dahl LB Tahir Whitehead K Matt Prater
WR Andre Roberts LB Josh Bynes K Devon Bell
WR Jay Lee C Travis Swanson LB Kyle Van Noy
WR Quinshad Davis C Graham Glasgow LB Antwione Williams P Sam Martin
WR Jace Billingsley C Gabe Ikard LB Jon Bostic
WR Ryan Spadola LB Khaseem Greene LS Jimmy Landes
LB Dominique Tovell LS Don Muhlbach
LB Zaviar Gooden