The Detroit Lions were able to start their offseason training program two weeks earlier than teams who did not make a head coaching change. Players reported Monday for workouts.
"It certainly didn't blindside me," Caldwell told media members Thursday. "He and I have probably had more discussions than any player on the team. He was here actually a couple days when I came to visit. We kind of knew exactly what was going on."
Suh's absence hasn't seemed to bother any of his teammates as they are ready to get back to work.
"It's a clean slate," running back
"We're excited at the opportunity to start over and begin something new and just kind of embark on this journey toward a championship."
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