Two Lions make the most of family time during lockout
During a normal offseason when the NFL has not locked out its players, the teams start offseason training in mid-March and then OTAs (organized team activities) in May. A few minicamps are also sprinkled in the mix.
Obviously it’s all different. Most of the Lions don’t live in Detroit in the offseason, so they’re staying close to home and working out on their own.
At least two of them are making the best of it. Wide receivers Nate Burleson and Calvin Johnson, who both attended the informal workouts at Country Day last week, said they are enjoying spending time with their families.
Johnson, who lives in Atlanta, said this may never happen again, so he’s enjoying it while he can.
Same for Burleson who lives in Seattle when he’s not in Detroit.
He’s watching little Nate, 7, play football. Burleson tweeted this about his son on Sunday: “last week he had 3 int’s wit 1 touchdown on 1 carry. I heard the owners wanna lock them out too...lol’’
While they are enjoying their family time, they continue to work out too. Both were clearly in good shape during last week’s workouts.
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