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Jun 10, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (54) during mini camp at Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Recharged DeAndre Levy adjusting to weakside linebacker position in Detroit Lions’ new scheme
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

After last season’s disappointing finish, Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy needed to get away for a little bit to recharge his batteries.

Some guys will hit the beach or maybe the golf course, but that wasn’t far enough away for Levy. He hopped on a plane headed south. Way south.

Adapting Eric Ebron shows athleticism
Tim Twentyman — DetroitLions.com

He’s a few weeks in now, and says things are finally starting to slow down a bit. It showed Wednesday, as he flashed his athleticism in practice with a couple nice catches, including a sliding grab in front of safety Isa Abdul-Quddus.

“Figuring out the offense, you’ll never be 100 percent, but at least knowing what to do, where to line up and where to be, now I can do the things that got me here,” Ebron said after practice.

Lions schooled in minicamp by new coach Caldwell
by: Jeff Seidel — Detroit Free Press

The coaches seem to have one mantra: Teach, teach and teach some more.

And the players have one mandate: Learn, improve and don’t make the same mistakes over and over.

Which is a novel concept for the Lions.

Father’s Day tribute: Dad’s work ethic showed Lions coach Jim Caldwell the way
Angelique Chengelis – The Detroit News

Willie Caldwell never missed a day of work in 35 years with General Motors.

Caldwell, 80, the father of Lions coach Jim Caldwell, set the bar high for his two sons and his daughter, letting them know from an early age about responsibility and work ethic.

“People have to look outside their home to find a hero or a role model,” Jim Caldwell said. “Mine was right there within the confines of our home.

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