May 22, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz during organized team activities at Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Jim Schwartz: Ziggy Ansah raw, but still ‘very instinctive’
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

The crash course started at rookie minicamp earlier this month and continued with OTAs last week, and over the next 100 or so days, before they open the season against the Vikings, the Lions will try to cram as much football into first-round pick Ziggy Ansah as humanly possibly.

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford confident offensive line play won’t decline despite turnover
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

The Detroit Lions offensive line is in the midst of a major overhaul this offseason. The team is set to run out at least three new starters after nearly three seasons of continuity with the unit.

Despite the impending changes, quarterback Matthew Stafford is confident the group won’t experience a decline in production.

Lions size up free agent RB Steven Miller
Terry Foster – The Detroit News

Steven Miller is in a familiar role. He is in Lions training camp, undrafted and with no guarantees.

It was the same when he was a speedy, pint-sized running back in high school in Piscataway, N.J. No four-year school wanted him. That is why he played two seasons at Nassau Community College in New York.

When he finished there, no BCS conference school was interested in him. So he ended up at Appalachian State.

Detroit Lions’ Ashlee Palmer in mix to replace Justin Durant
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

Ashlee Palmer loves the spot he is in .

After three seasons with the Detroit Lions playing mostly special teams, he is one of three leading candidates to replace Justin Durant at outside linebacker.

Palmer, along with Tahir Whitehead and Travis Lewis, are considered the top contenders for the position.

Reggie Bush offers to … return punts?
Dave Birkett on USA Today

Reggie Bush hasn’t returned punts on a regular basis since his final season in New Orleans, but the Lions’ running back said this past week that he was ready to resume those responsibilities if his new team needed it this fall.

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