This week marked the final days of the offseason conditioning program for the Detroit Lions.
The team capped things off with a three-day mandatory mini-camp before breaking for the six weeks leading up to training camp.
Notable items from mini-camp:
Ryan Broylestook part in team drills for the first time since suffering an ACL injury last November.
- "He's still not 100-percent," said head coach Jim Schwartz on Tuesday, "but he's able to sort of pick and choose some spots in practice and he looked good."
- Rookie CB
Darius Slayparticipated in full practices for the first time.
- Veteran S
Louis Delmasreported to Allen Park for the mini-camp, but did not participate.
Matthew Staffordwas once again asked about his contract situation. He reiterated that his only focus is preparing for the 2013 season; he will leave contract talks to his agent and the team.
- Veteran C
Dominic Raiolatalked about adding 15 pounds this offseason.
- "I figured if I can still move and run around, a little extra weight is only going to help me – help me in everything," Raiola said after Tuesday's mini-camp practice.
Reggie Bushtweaked an ankle toward the end of Wednesday's mini-camp practice, but was able to laugh it off with the media afterward.
- The Lions broke down mini-camp with a few words from Balaal Hollings, a recent high school graduate from Detroit who was shot in the head breaking up a fight at a house party. Hollings wasn't given much chance to live let alone walk, but actually jogged to the Lions' huddle.
Off the field:
The Lions are always engaging in philanthropic opportunities away from the football field -- this week was no exception.
- The Lions held their 2013 KVD Charity Classic at Kensington Metropark's Kent Lake. Many players, coaches and alums participated to benefit the Lions' Living for the City initiative and the Kevin VanDam Foundation.
- This is the time players hold youth football camps in the Detroit area and in hometowns. Last weekend, DT
Ndamukong Suhheld his annual camp at Dearborn High School.
- There are still spots open for this week's offensive and defensive line camp (June 17-18) at Ford Field. Participants will have a chance to meet rookies
Ezekiel Ansahand Larry Warford.
Calvin Johnsonexpressed how important he sees education as he gears up for his annual scholarship event.
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