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TIM AND MIKE: Minicamp Day 2 observations

Injury report: Rookie fullback Nick Bawden left minicamp practice Wednesday with a right leg injury. He suffered the injury while working a punt coverage drill. He eventually walked inside under his own power, but I didn't see him return. – Tim Twentyman

Tight ends: I'd like to see them catch more balls – and not because of a lack of opportunities. – Mike O'Hara

Punt returns: Jamal Agnew, Ameer Abdullah and Golden Tate were the three primary punt returners at Wednesday's minicamp practice. Agnew led the NFL with a 15.4 average and two punt return touchdowns last season. He was named All-Pro as a punt returner during his rookie campaign. – *Tim Twentyman


Men in motion: There are few instances of inactivity in head coach Matt Patricia's practice plan. He said Wednesday that he likes to maximize the practice time allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. The result: There always seems to be a drill going on for every unit. – Mike O'Hara

Making plays: Rookie wide receiver Teo Redding (6-1, 181) caught my eye Wednesday with two long catches in team drills. He got behind the defense twice, once along the left sideline and later down the right sideline, both for long receptions thrown by quarterback Matt Cassel. Redding led Bowling Green with eight touchdown receptions last season. – Tim Twentyman

Effortless: That's a word that describes Theo Riddick when he's one-on-one with the ball in the secondary. On back-to-back plays in a drill he beat a defender with a cut to the middle, then beat another on a sideline cut. Effortless. – Mike O'Hara

Deep connections: It wasn't just Redding who got loose down the field Wednesday. Marvin Jones Jr. got behind Darius Slay in a 7-on-7 drill for a touchdown from quarterback Matthew Stafford. Golden Tate also got loose down the right sideline behind Agnew, who was playing the nickel cornerback spot at the time. Tate's was from Stafford as well. – Tim Twentyman

Sounds of music: The speakers were booming intermittently Wednesday after no music on Tuesday. One song on the play list: "All Along the Watchtower," with soaring solos from Jimi Hendrix, was a hit. On the request line, based on the mandate from GM Bob Quinn: "Tuff Enuff" by the Fabulous Thunderbirds. – Mike O'Hara

QB shuffle: Jake Rudock was taking second-team reps Wednesday after Matt Cassel took most of them Tuesday. The Lions appear to be giving both players an equal opportunity early on to win the backup job behind Stafford. – Tim Twentyman

New additions: There are two new video boards out at the Lions practice field. They show a feed from the observations cameras high over the two fields. There's an end zone shot and a sideline shot.

"It's really good to be honest with from a correction standpoint," head coach Matt Patricia said of the boards Wednesday. "Immediate correction. You see something. You look at something. You may have missed something on the field. You kind of look at it and see what happens. You see what went wrong on the play and can get that instant kind of correction to the player right away." -- Tim Twentyman

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