Back to work for Lions next week
On Monday the Lions will get back to work on their own. Still locked out, they will hold their second four-day informal workout at Birmingham Detroit Country Day’s $6 million fieldhouse.
They’ve had two weeks off since their first four-day workout which drew well — 30 to 35 players most days.
It seemed to be a success. They worked hard, had trainers putting them through paces.
They each work out on their own at places near their offseason homes, but it seems getting together had multiple benefits.
“When you’ve got your teammates in the gym, it gives you that feeling that the season is about to begin, it gives you a second life,’’ running back Jahvid Best said.
Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch helped put the first session together. He expects more next week.
“The next time we will plan far enough ahead and start getting the word out. We’'ll be able to get more people and it will be even more beneficial because it will be getting close to when the season could potentially start,’’ Vanden Bosch said.
At the last session, the offensive players clearly outnumbered those on defense. It will be interesting to see who shows up. It’s voluntary, but in terms of team-building it should be made a priority.
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