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TIM AND MIKE: Training camp Day 15 observations

Special attention: The Lions and Giants worked through a lot of situational football during their joint walkthrough on Thursday. One area in particular was the kickoff, which has gone through a number of rule changes this offseason that could affect how teams approach that play. We saw Thursday everything from kicking the ball deep, to dropping at the goal line, to pooching it up between the front guys and back guys, to squibbing it past first wave, to even working some onside situations. It will be interesting to see what strategies teams use on kickoffs during the season with some of these kickers being able to put the ball literally wherever they want. –Tim Twentyman

Peace summit: There was an extra shove or two at times during the three practices, but no all-out fights like those between other teams in combined practices. It was all business for the Giants and Lions. It was pretty much the same the previous week when the Lions worked against the Raiders, with one flareup. – Mike O’Hara

Esteemed guests: The Lions officially break training camp after the Giants preseason game and get into more of a regular season routine. The last open training camp practice of the year for the Lions brought out a number of former players to take in the action and mingle with the players afterward. Those names included: Punter Jim Arnold (1986-93), Hall of Fame cornerback Lem Barney (1967-77), offensive lineman Eric Beverly (1997-2004), cornerback Luther Bradley (1977-81), offensive tackle Lomas Brown (1985-95), offensive lineman Ken Dallafior (1989-92), center Kevin Glover (1985-97), quarterback Eric Hipple (1980-89), linebacker Scott Kowalkowski (1994-2001), linebacker Mike Lucci (1967-73) and kicker Eddie Murray (1980-91). – Tim Twentyman

Year 2 LB duo: Jarrad Davis and Jalen Reeves-Maybin got a lot of work together in pass coverage. It remains to be seen if that carries over to the regular season. It would be a good sign for the future with two draft picks in 2017 – Davis in the first round, Reeves-Maybin in the fourth – on the field together. –Mike O’Hara

Back to work: After leaving practice Tuesday with a left leg injury, and not working any of the team portions of practice Wednesday, Graham Glasgow was back to playing center with the first-team offense during Thursday’s walkthrough. It was a light practice, so we’ll have to wait and see tomorrow night if Glasgow is fully back and ready to return to the lineup in the team’s second preseason game. – Tim Twentyman

Weather scare: A light rain fell on and off during practice, but it wasn’t enough to send the teams indoors. It was the only inclement weather the Lions faced in training camp – including the practices at the Raiders’ camp. In fact, it was perfect weather in Napa wine country. Prospects are good that 2018 will be a very good year. – Mike O’Hara

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