Oct 4, 2013; Logan, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy (3) waits for the Utah State Aggies to snap the ball during the first quarter at Romney Stadium. Brigham Young Cougars defeated the Utah State Aggies 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

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Kyle Van Noy Blog: My expectation for rookie camp is to learn the defense completely
Kyle Van Noy — DetroitLions.com

Rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy talks about his time in Detroit so far and looking forward to rookie minicamp

Bill Bentley: Detroit Lions cornerbacks will become more aggressive in new defense
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

The Detroit Lions have talked at length this offseason about how they want to implement a defense that will create more turnovers.

That ethos will translate to the defensive backfield as well.

New coordinator Teryl Austin is retooling the way Detroit’s defensive backs play. That means looking more at the quarterback than they have in the past, and taking more chances to generate takeaways.

Lions rookie DT Reid brings ‘tremendous’ leadership
Dave Birkett — Detroit Free Press

The most interesting man in the Lions’ 2014 draft class sings bass in an a cappella group, scored an 1,880 on his SAT, and this week begins the transition from small-school defensive lineman to the rough and tumble world of the NFL.

Caraun Reid is a football player first, and a good one, who just happens to have a unique and worldly upbringing.

Lions sign fifth-round pick Caraun Reid; other signings pending
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

The Lions are expected to sign most, if not all, of their eight draft picks to contracts before rookie minicamp begins Friday afternoon.

Contract negotiations for rookies have become simpler with the new wage scale under the collective bargaining agreement signed in 2011.

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