ALLEN PARK — Ndamukong Suh was one of three Detroit Lions not present at the first minicamp held by new coach Jim Caldwell on Tuesday.
Also missing from the voluntary minicamp were cornerback Chris Houston and running back Carlin Isles.
A dozen players were present, but not practicing including Calvin Johnson, Ryan Broyles, Glover Quin, Joique Bell, Brandon Pettigrew, Jonte Green, Ezekiel Ansah, Rob Sims, Jason Jones, Ashlee Palmer, Jed Collins and Vaughn Martin.
Caldwell will speak to the media following practice.
The minicamp continues on Wednesday and Thursday. Any NFL team with a new head coach is allowed this type of extra minicamp.
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