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WEEK IN REVIEW: Offseason questions

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Recap the week by taking a look at some lingering offseason questions.

The offseason is a great time to sit back, relax and start making your training camp predictions. The loose ends that popped up during OTAs and minicamp are far from tied.

Here are some questions to ponder while enjoying the summer sunshine:

How will TJ Jones' injury affect the competition at wide receiver? The sixth-round pick out of Notre Dame re-aggravated a shoulder injury during OTAs. He had a minor surgery during minicamp and expects to be back in time for training camp.

“In my eyes, I don't plan on missing anything," he told The Detroit News Tuesday at a Play 60 event during the NFL Rookie Symposium. "I'm going to get back as quickly as I can and then come back at 100 percent."

Getting healthy in time for camp is only half the battle. There's still a lot of other names in the mix vying for a roster spot.

For Tim Twentyman and Mike O'Hara's opinion on the matter, click here.

Which second-year players will continue to build off of solid spring performances? Running back Theo Riddick made the most of the extra practice reps he took while Joique Bell sat out with a knee injury, catching the eyes of the coaching staff.

Cornerback Darius Slay also stood out, showing a striking improvement and comfort level during OTAs and minicamp.

Both Riddick and Slay seemed primed for an impressive training camp, but until they get the pads on, no assumptions can be made.

Who will win Twentyman's Closest to the pin contest? Quarterback Matthew Stafford kicked off the contest, but failed to hit the green leaving the competition wide open.

Quarterback Dan Orlovsky and punter Sam Martin were the next two to try their luck. Results below:

How well do we really know our rookies? We drafted them. We watch them on the practice field. But how well do we really know our 2014 draft class?

The 2014 Getting to Know the rookies survey includes fan submitted questions ranging from favorite movie to desired super power.

First up to complete the survey were kicker Nate Freese and wide receiver TJ Jones:
Freese's results
Jones' results

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