Detroit Lions OTA’s Day 1 Update

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Joique Bell Missing in action

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The one key missing player today was Joique Bell.

He went through offseason surgery on some nagging injuries to his knee and achilles. They were hampering him as the season went along and we should expect some extra burst from him this year. The absence does not come at a terrible time either, it allows Ameer Abdullah and the other running backs some extra reps to get ready for the season. Ameer needs to be a huge contributor for the Lions early on and the extra reps could prove huge later in the season.

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