Here are some questions to ponder while enjoying the summer sunshine:
“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
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
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.
OTHER NOTEWORTHY ITEMS:
- With all four minicamps now in the books, what have we learned about the Packers, Bears, Lions and Vikings heading into training camp?
- What was #53 on the NFL's Top 100 Plays of 2013? (Hint: It involves a Lion)
- Seven members of the 2012 Lions draft class are entering year three of their professional careers. For most of them, 2014 is shaping up to be a defining year.
- According to defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, the way to become a game-changing defense is to cut down on the amount of demoralizing big plays.