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Detroit Lions expect OT Tyrell Crosby to attend mandatory minicamp

Crosby has been absent amidst trade rumors, but the Lions expect him back next week.

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Detroit Lions organized team activities have been heavily attended, with over 80 of their 90 rostered players showing up to Allen Park over the past couple of weeks. Though they’ve had some notable absences, most have been excused by the coaching staff. Defensive tackle Michael Brockers was taking care of family business and is back at practice this week. Linebacker Jamie Collins is alongside his girlfriend awaiting the birth of his second son.

The one exception has been offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby. It has been completely silent from Crosby’s camp after rumors bubbled to the surface in May that the Lions were considering trade options for their backup swing tackle. Crosby has not attended OTAs yet, and it’s unclear if he’s been in constant contact with the organization. To be fair, OTAs are completely voluntary, but next week’s mandatory minicamp is not.

Lions head coach Dan Campbell didn’t give much of an update on Crosby, but he did say the team expects the former fifth-round pick to be there for minicamp next week.

“Yes, yes we do,” Campbell said.

If Crosby were to skip out on minicamp, he would be subject to up to $93,085 in fines, per the latest NFL collective bargaining agreement.

A couple of weeks ago, offensive line coach Hank Fraley said he had a private conversation with Crosby about the trade rumors. However, Fraley also said Crosby could be of great service to the Lions this year.

“He’s still a young man in this league. He’s going to come in and help (make) us better. Help the Detroit Lions,” Fraley said.

Whatever happens with Crosby this year, it appears we’ll at least see him for the first time next week.