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Detroit Lions — Five quick hits including news on Nick Fairley, Calvin Johnson

ALLEN PARK — Five quick hits from talking with players and coach Jim Caldwell today prior to practice:

1. Nick Fairley is still not a starter, according to Caldwell. He’ll practice with second team today. That could change by Friday’s preseason game against the Jaguars.

2. Calvin Johnson will see first preseason action on Friday as confirmed by Caldwell.

3. This is the first week the team is going through a typical regular season week of preparation. As much as possible.

4. Caldwell does not expect the officials to be more lenient on the new holding calls when the regular season starts. The Lions had 11 penalties on Friday which was too much for his liking. In comparison, the Saints had 22.

5. “There’s a couple things you can fight in life rules and laws are not one of them,’’ Rashean Mathis said. He says they’ll adjust. He knows the NFL is “offensive friendly” so they’ll deal with it.

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