Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) its tackled by the Detroit Lions defense during the second quarter of a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News and Notes

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Detroit Lions position preview: Rookie Kyle Van Noy could be missing piece in talented LB corps
Kyle Meinke —

The Lions now return each of their starting linebackers, including Tulloch, Levy and strong-side starter Ashlee Palmer. But what isn’t back is the scheme, and that imperils Palmer’s spot in the lineup.

New defensive coordinator Teryl Austin is installing an attacking defense that will favor players who are versatile. And perhaps no position will change more than Palmer’s strong side spot.

Lions rookie Bryce Quigley not fretting move to offensive guard
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Bryce Quigley successfully made the transition from tight end to left tackle at San Diego State, but now he has to change positions again.

The Lions signed Quigley as an undrafted free agent last month and think his best fit is as a guard, so he’ll have to adjust to his new assignment quickly when training camp begins Monday.

Five story lines to watch in Lions’ training camp
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Lions veterans report today to kick off training camp before the exhibition season begins Aug. 8. Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett breaks down five story lines to watch over the next two weeks:

Jim Caldwell honored by Detroit Historical Society’s Black Historic Sites Committee
Tim Twentyman —

Jim Caldwell became the first African American head coach in team history this offseason, and was honored for that feat Friday night by the Detroit Historical Society’s Black Historic Sites Committee.

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