Detroit Lions training camp start dates and early questions


Per Tim Twentymen the Detroit Lions have announced the beginning dates for their 2015 training camp.

Rookies typically report to camp earlier than veterans in order to get accustomed to camp life. Once the veterans show up its full tilt from there. Training camp is a fun part of the year because fans get to see the early stages of what their team can be. Fan’s also begin to get the answers to questions they’ve been burning to know the answers to all offseason.

What are the early questions surrounding camp?

Who will earn the third receiver spot?

May 27, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Lance Moore (16) during OTA at Detroit Lions Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Lance Moore is the early favorite to secure the third receiver spot on the Lions depth chart. He will assuredly have his work cut out for him come August. Ryan Broyles, Corey Fuller, T.J. Jones and Jeremy Ross all have something to prove in their young careers. Can Lance Moore outlast them?

Who will be this years camp darling?

Last season it was quite evident early that Darius Slay was everybody’s favorite pick for a breakout season during camp. This year the early favorites are a plenty. Larry Webster, Caraun Reid, Quandre Diggs and Isa Abdul-Quddus are names that Lions fans should keep a close eye on come August. Who will show up?

Who will be the surprise player to make the final 53?

Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

In 2014 nobody knew who George Johnson was. Which is why most were surprised when he made the final 53 man roster going into the season. This year guys like Zach Zenner and Isiah Johnson are early favorites to be those surprise saves during cut time. Will they come through? Or are there other looking to make their mark?

Will everyone stay healthy?

You hear about camp injuries every season. They are the most devastating for players and fans alike. especially when it winds up costing them their entire season like Sean Lee of the Dallas Cowboys last season. With guys like Stephen Tulloch and Nevin Lawson returning from season ending injuries, can they stay healthy and not risk re-injury during camp?

Who will be the backup quarterback?

Jul 27, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Kellen Moore (17) during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Only in Detroit does a back up quarterback battle intrigue fans more than any other. Kellen Moore vs Dan Orlovsky will be on the minds of many Lions fans this August. The popular Kellen Moore will be fighting for the number two quarterback spot and ever since last preseason he has been Lions fans pick to win that spot. This could be Kellen’s best chance. Will he capitalize?

SideLion Report will have a close eye on these questions and many more come training camp. Be sure to stay tuned for all your camp news ans notes in August on SideLion Report.

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