Detroit Lions headlines: Early training camp insights
The Detroit Lions kicked off training camp last week. And already, headlines are filled with some early standouts to consider.
The Detroit Lions started their highly-anticipated training camp last week, after adding several impressive names to their roster over the past few months. One of those names is new offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who is now installing his scheme in Detroit.
But the fans really want to see the players and this should be a fun group to watch as second-year head coach Matt Patricia attempts to get them all on the same page. Nearing a week in, here are some of the top headlines about Lions’ training camp.
NFL training camp winners/losers: Seven rookies creating a buzz – NFL.com
In the above article, Around The NFL Editor, Gregg Rosenthal called Patricia on the upswing as an early winner of training camp so far. Why? His newest addition, defensive tackle Mike Daniels. Adding a Pro Bowler to an already impressive defensive front is a win.
Lions rotating players at guard as competition continues – DetroitLions.com
Following the release and subsequent retirement of Pro Bowler T.J. Lang this offseason, who will replace him at right guard is a major storyline to follow this summer. So far, it appears to be a four-horse race between Kenny Wiggins, Graham Glasgow, Joe Dahl, Kenny Wiggins, and Oday Aboushi. According to Tim Twentyman in the above article, Glasgow is the early favorite with Wiggins likely to shift to starting left guard now that Frank Ragnow is at center.
Five Lions trending up after first week of training camp – The Detroit News
The name that should please Lions’ fans on the above list is tight end T.J. Hockenson, the team’s first-rounder this year. The anxiety about drafting another tight end that high is certainly real. But so far, Hockenson has been putting on a show as a receiver through the first week of camp, which is a good sign.
Ask Kyle: Training camp surprises and Lions players on the bubble – MLive.com
One potential cut mentioned by Kyle Meinke is linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin. As the drafting of
Jahlani Tavai displayed, the new regime in Detroit likes their linebackers to be big and fast. Reeves-Maybin is the shortest linebacker on the roster coming in at 6-foot flat, 230 pounds. Four of the other linebackers on the roster are 6-foot-3, weighing in at 240 pounds or more.