Sep 15, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) prepares to hike the ball during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

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Why Detroit Lions rookie Caraun Reid doesn’t wear his glasses on the field
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

Detroit Lions rookie Caraun Reid looks the part of a Princeton grad in his thick, black-rimmed glasses. He is pleasant and erudite and quick-witted.

But on the field, Reid sheds the glasses — and with them, the chilled disposition.

He gets angry. And you won’t like him when he’s angry.

Lions need to let Stafford grow up
Drew Sharp — Detroit Free Press

Has there been a more fiercely protected star athlete in Detroit than Matthew Stafford?

The Lions aren’t doing their franchise quarterback any favors with their “when in doubt, give him even more” developmental approach. They have become the parent so desperate for keeping their teenage kid happy, they buy him a sports car because the sedan somehow wasn’t good enough for getting around town.

Lions rookie Eric Ebron impressed by his surroundings but ready to work
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Out of all the players participating in rookie minicamp for the Lions this weekend, the spotlight is shining brightest on first-round pick Eric Ebron.

As the 10th overall pick, the tight end said he feels some obligation to be a leader during the three days of practice.

But his place among the rookies didn’t stop him from being star-struck earlier this week when he ran routes with All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson and caught passes from Matthew Stafford.

Larry Webster: Breaking Down Detroit’s Draft Pick
Jeff Risdon — Bleacher Report

Larry Webster III was a bit of a surprise selection when the Detroit Lions drafted him in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft.

The defensive end from Bloomsburg, a D-II school in Pennsylvania, has only played football for two years. Even though his father, Larry, played in the NFL, the younger Webster was first and foremost a basketball player.

It shows.

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