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One thing you can count on with the Detroit Lions is that they are never, ever boring. Follow the latest news including injuries, roster moves and more here daily from Oakland Press beat writer Paula Pasche. Plus you'll find regular commentary about the team.

8/01/2009

Five sit out camp opener

  Rookie defensive tackle Sammie Hill, who could be fighting for a starting job, was held out from today’s first training camp workout because he didn’t pass the conditioning drills earlier in the day.
 He wasn’t alone. Tackle Ephraim Salaam and wide receiver Demir Bolden also did not pass the conditioning tests.
“They’re going to re-take and hopefully you’ll see them on the practice field Sunday. We’ve said from the time we got here we’re going to be accountable for our conditioning,’’ coach Jim Schwartz said.
   Defensive tackle Grady Jackson and wide receiver Bryant Johnson also didn’t practice.
   Johnson is on the non-football injury list while recovering from a golf-cart incident in early July. His return date is unknown.
    Jackson, who is on the non-football illness list, is not far away from being ready to play, but there is no timetable for his return.
— PAULA PASCHE

3 Comments:

Blogger Todd said...

Paula,
Again great reporting. Killer over at mlive reported about Johnson and Jackson but did not know the injury was golf cart related. He also did not report those 3 being held out for not passing the physical. Keep up the great work.
Todd

6:14 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd...most of us have laid off of the reporters here. I'll be the first to admit that many of us were less-than-patient and even less-than-polite.

I know you're being a good guy, and I agree that Paula is a fine reporter now that she's got her Lions feet back under her, but enough with the sappiness. We're all adults here and this is a football blog.

9:22 PM 
Blogger Todd said...

Relax, its all good. Just trying to give some encouragement because the more times she writes blog articles the more I get to read about the team. Not real sure why your comment was neccesary but whatever makes you sleep at night.
-Todd

5:31 PM 

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