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Lions training camp notes: Riley Reiff shines, breaks two facemasks

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A look back on reports from Sunday's Detroit Lions practice.

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  • Riley Reiff was the star of Sunday's Detroit Lions training camp practice. According to Mike Rothstein of ESPN, the entire offensive line struggled in their first padded practice, but Reiff managed to separate himself from the pack. According to head coach Jim Caldwell, Reiff broke one, maybe two facemask with his violent play.

  • Here's more of Reiff's dominance from Sunday:
  • Dave Birkett believes Wallace Gilberry will play Jason Jones' role as "an inside pass rusher in nickel situations" this season. 

  • Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com noted that Matt Prater practiced with extra narrow field goal posts to help fine-tune his accuracy. 

  • Tahir Whitehead has gotten mixed reviews in practice thus far, but he showed off his hands early in Sunday's practice:
  • In case you missed it from our multimedia highlights from Sunday, one fan captured two great catches from Marvin Jones and Golden Tate:

    #TEAMLIONZ #ONEPRIDE #GOLIONS WE OUT HERE. GOOD PRACTICE

    A video posted by #TEAMLIONZ GOD FIRST (@ghetti_o) on


  • Speaking of which, Twentyman believes Marvin Jones will be a deep threat for the Lions this year.

  • The Detroit Lions have your highlights and photos from Sunday's practice.  

  • Monday will be the Lions' first fully open practice to the public. If you're going, be sure to look out for three members of our staff: Alex Reno, Ryan Mathews and Kent Lee Platte. Kent will be wearing the best t-shirt of anyone there: