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Ten quick hits from Detroit Lions minicamp Day 2

ALLEN PARK — The Lions wrapped up their second day of the three-day mandatory minicamp on Wednesday. Here are 10 quick hits:

  1. Tight end Joe Fauria ran before practice started from sideline to sideline. He participated in individual drills but not in team situations. Afterward he said he’s “pretty close” to 00 percent and he’ll be ready to start training camp. His goals: “Help my team win, be on the field as much as possible and do some dances.”

  2. Quarterbacks Kellen Moore and Dan Orlovsky continue to rotate reps with the offensive’s second unit. Moore threw with the twos on Wednesday, after Orlovsky did so on Tuesday.

  3. It was a little odd to see Calvin Johnson briefly as a cornerback on the scout team.

  4. Seventh-round pick Corey Robinson got reps with the first unit at right tackle. Cornelius Lucas and LaAdrian Waddle remain out. Michael Williams took the same reps on Tuesday.

  5. First-round pick Laken Tomlinson who usually lines up at  left guard with the second unit, did so on Wednesday. But he also got some reps at right guard. Manny Ramirez has been lining up with starters at left guard.

  6. Defensive end Devin Taylor lined up at tackle on some packages during team drills. He said he had no idea what the plan is for him once the season starts. Jason Jones was absent for the second straight day.

  7. Wide receiver TJ Jones, who missed his rookie season with a shoulder injury, had a solid day again, turning heads by pulling in leaping catch and then he caught a 50-yard plus pass from Orlovsky.

  8. Rookie running back Ameer Abdullah said he’s been learning a ton from Joique Bell who has not been practicing while coming off surgery.

  9. Kicker Matt Prater asked for the skinny goal posts and got them to work on his accuracy.

  10. Again defensive tackle Reid Caraun lined up next to Haloti Ngata in team drills.

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