Detroit Lions: Darius Slay's odd injury and 9 more quick hits from today's OTAs
|Golden Tate chats with NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski|
- Cornerback Darius Slay has “self-inflicted” bruises on both hands, per coach Jim Caldwell. He had both hands wrapped and will miss a few days of work. Caldwell would not be more specific about the injury, but didn’t seem too upset. Chris Owens took Slay's place in most of the team drills.
- Quarterback Kellen Moore took most of the second team reps just like he did last week.
- Calvin Johnson and Haloti Ngata were absent. Caldwell said neither is injured. OTAs are voluntary so there will be occasional absences.
- Others who sat out practice included LaAdrian Waddle, Joe Fauria, Jason Jones and Joique Bell.
- Xavier Proctor has switched sides. He’s moved from defensive tackle to offensive tackle. Caldwell said he was forced to line up with offense last season during practice (due to lack of bodies from injuries) and the offensive coaches liked him.
- NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski, who is from Rochester Hills, attended Thursday’s session to promote the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 14. He chatted with Caldwell and also with Golden Tate.
- Manny Ramirez lined up at center with the starters and then at guard in different team drills.
- Rookie Laken Tomlinson mostly was at left guard during team drills. In fact he took reps with the first and second units at times.
- Wide receiver Jeremy Ross did not take reps as a returner today, but didn’t seem upset. He did make a few nice catches.
- Cornerback Mohammed Seisay had to leave the field after an injury while getting tangled up with wide receiver Lance Moore who caught a long pass from Kellen Moore.