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Lions' OTAs were too intense for league standards

ALLEN PARK -- When the league punished the Lions by scrubbing their final two OTAs, it wasn’t because a player complained to the NFLPA which is often the case

“They actually saw a headline in one of our newspapers that said, ‘Suh and Peterman battle it out in OTAs.’ They flagged that and said they wanted to see the practice film. I assume they were looking for one-on-ones which you’re not allowed to do with the offensive and defensive linemen which we weren’t doing,’’ Lions coach Jim Schwartz said after Wednesday’s morning minicamp session.

The minicamp features two practices each on Wednesday and Thursday and one on Friday. The OTAs which were canceled were supposed to be held earlier this week.

“They just generally said practice was too intense, the pace of practice and practice was too intense. I’m extremely proud of our offseason program. I think if I was a player I’d want to be in this offseason program,’’ Schwartz added.

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