Lions' management and players back in it to win it
ALLEN PARK — Lions president Tom Lewand said it Monday and defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch agreed with him on Tuesday.
The Lions have a plan that involves winning a lot of football games. Coaches and management can’t do it without the players. It goes both ways.
That’s why there didn’t seem to be any angst at the Lions practice facility Tuesday, the first day players were allowed to return following the approval of the new collective bargaining agreement on Monday.
“Honestly we’re pretty satisfied with the agreement. I think both sides came to an agreement they were happy with. I think everybody is satisfied with this agreement and ready to move forward,’’ said Vanden Bosch, the Lions’ player representative.
“Especially around here, guys understand that the owners, the coaches, the management and the players we’re all headed in the same direction. We all want the same thing and it seems like we already have things moving in that direction. We’re exited to get everybody in and get moving again,’’ he added.
Several of the Lions were at the facility Tuesday with more expected on Wednesday. Players will report for training camp on Thursday and have their first practice on Friday.
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