Lions don shoulder pads, still no firm date for a full padded practice
ALLEN PARK — Lions coach Jim Schwartz would never say he’s “pleased” with a practice, but on Monday he admitted that his team looked like they were in their third week of practice instead of just the third practice.
The Lions donned shoulder pads for the first time.
Schwartz is still not sure when they will have a full padded practice. As of now, the free agents who have signed can’t practice until Thursday per NFL post-lockout rules. That leaves the Lions with 23 players who are signed, but can’t practice.
Schwartz can’t decide whether to put the guys he has in full pads before the influx on Thursday or just to hold off.
Obviously he wouldn’t put the new guys in full pads on their first day of practice.
The lockout may be over, but the residuals are still there.
Linebacker Stephen Tulloch, wearing No. 55, watched practice after agreeing to a deal with the Lions on Sunday.
Stay tuned for more on the Lions’ linebacker situation.
Rookie DT Nick Fairley injured his left foot on a pass rush play and went in for X-rays. Fairley said it's not a big deal.
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