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Former Detroit Lion, Mike Utley, who was paralyzed nearly twenty years ago during a game, attended Lions training camp Friday.

With Jeff Backus possibly out into the regular season because of a pectoral injury and Gosder Cherulis struggling to get back from microfracture knee surgery, the Detroit Lions were running with a first-team offensive tackle pairing of Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard at camp Thursday.

Combined NFL starts for that duo: four, all on Hilliard’s resume from last year.

Well, reality has settled in. Now with all the veterans in camp, Ballard is struggling to get reps.

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