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WEEK IN REVIEW: Training camp preview

Posted Jul 19, 2014

With training camp right around the corner, it's time to start taking a look at where the roster stands, position by position.

With training camp rapidly approaching, Detroitlions.com is looking at where the roster stands position by position.

The quarterbacks were the first unit up. Even with Matthew Stafford locked in as starter, it will still be an interesting position group to watch.

Change has been the buzzword lately and when the Lions roll out their new offense for public viewing at camp, Stafford expects fans will take notice.

“I think it’s going to be visible – just the way we line up, the way we move,” Matthew Stafford said in a recent conversation with columnist Mike O'Hara.

“I think there will be a tangible difference for the common fan, even.”

Learning a new offense is never easy, but Stafford welcomes the change with open arms.

“I think I’ve embraced it,” he said. “It’s something that is obviously a challenge. I don’t see this as something that I’m on this path by myself, but at the same time, I know the guys on the team are going to look up to me."

New offense aside, there's still room for competition in the quarterbacks room. If the Lions decide to keep a third QB on the roster, it's up to Kellen Moore and James Franklin to prove they're worthy of that spot.

Keep checking Detroitlions.com every day for breakdowns of every position group and catch up on any you missed by clicking the links below:
Cornerbacks
Wide receivers
Safeties
Fullbacks

OFFSEASON WRAP-UP
With our attention turning to training camp, it's time to say goodbye (for now) to some of our favorite offseason activities.

Tim Twentyman's Closest to the Pin contest has come to a close.

If you missed out on any videos along the way, or want to relive some of the fun, here is the full recap from start to finish.

We also wrapped up our Getting to Know the Rookies series with second-round draft pick Kyle Van Noy and first-round pick Eric Ebron.

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