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Detroit Lions react to Day 1 of OTAs: Ebron healthy is a 'scary thing'

Check out the reactions players had to taking the practice field for the first time this season.

The start of organized team activities is not only exciting for fans, but for the players and coaches themselves. On Tuesday, the Detroit Lions took the field for the first time as a team in 2017 and the excitement was palpable.

For many Lions players, this was the first time they had seen the field in several months, after dealing with serious injuries. Chief among those players was Ameer Abdullah, who couldn’t contain his enthusiasm for finally getting back to football:

Thankful... #WROH

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Another player going through a similar experience is Quandre Diggs, who missed Detroit’s final five games of 2016 with a torn pectoral muscle. Diggs expressed his graciousness for his good health on Twitter:

Eric Ebron, who dealt with his own set of injuries in 2016, is back, healthier than ever and still has his notorious confidence intact:

Darius Slay is already building some camaraderie with rookie Jarrad Davis, who grew up a few towns over from Slay in Georgia:

Back in action.... them 912 boys taking over the D... @jarradcdavis #OnePride

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Other players were simply happy to be out there on the football field, having a good time:

Feels good to be back!!! #catchmeifyoucan #gh4life

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Go time.. I mean #showtime #lions #nfl

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Adairius Barnes, however, is too focused to be having any fun:

When you're locked in, there's no one that can make you lose focus , but YOU ! OTA day 1 #38special #1pride

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