Scanning the Savanna

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This was the traditional swirl of training camp’s first practice: extra players running around trying to make the team, guys scrambling to drill stations on the fly and coaches barking for faster tempo. The chaos was ramped up by the tight schedule the NFL lockout caused and a move indoors due to heavy overnight rain.

In the middle of it all, Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz couldn’t help but take note of one prized group from what is often an anonymous position.


The Browns are likely in the market for a cornerback after Eric Wright chose to sign with the Detroit Lions rather than return to Cleveland.

Wright, a second-round pick in 2007, announced on Twitter early this morning that he was headed to Detroit. He reportedly signed a one-year deal.

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No doubt, it’s going to take awhile to see what the mammoth defensive tackle has left in the tank after 10 NFL seasons spent banging helmets and bodies in the trenches, occupying blockers and grabbing jerseys and trying to be a mover and shaker for the Detroit Lions (seven seasons) and Cleveland Browns (three).



Orlovsky, who went to college at Connecticut, is entering his seventh NFL season. He’s only had significant playing time in one of those years, when he was 143-of-255 for 1,616 yards and eight touchdowns with the Detroit Lions in 2008. Since moving to Houston after that season, Orlovsky hasn’t attempted a pass.

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