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TIM AND MIKE: Training camp Day 4 observations

Play of the day: Belongs to rookie running back Kerryon Johnson, who during a goal line team period, saw that a play designed to run left was bottled up by the defense, so he stopped on a dime and reversed direction all the way across the field to the right for a touchdown. Even veteran guard T.J. Lang was impressed by the play after practice.

“He saw it quick, put two feet in the ground and was headed back the other direction in a hurry and he’s made a lot of really nice plays so far this camp,” Lang said. “You can see the patience he has and the vision he runs with and today was a pretty good example of that.” – Tim Twentyman

Center of attention: Rookie Frank Ragnow finally took snaps at center in a practice open to the media. The first-round draft pick played center at Arkansas but has been primarily at left guard. With the Lions. His center snaps were late in Monday’s practice. Versatility is an asset in all position groups, so no one should jump to the conclusion that a position switch is coming for Ragnow. – Mike O’Hara

Holding up: The offensive line and defensive line participated in more extensive one-on-one pass rush drills Monday, including some combination stunt work. In the one-on-ones, I thought the offensive starters held up very nice for a second-straight day. Taylor Decker, Frank Ragnow, Graham Glasgow, Rick Wagner and Lang all won individual matchups. – Tim Twentyman

Coach concern: Head coach Matt Patricia went over to take a look at starting receiver Marvin Jones Jr. when he came up limping in a collision trying to make a sideline catch Sunday. Patricia’s concern for a key member of the offense is understandable. But Patricia was just as quick to check out Bradley Marquez, a fourth-year player competing for a roster spot, when he came up hobbling Monday. – Mike O’Hara

Deep connection: Matthew Stafford had the second most completions of 40-plus yards last season (14) and Monday he showed why. Stafford throws a beautiful deep ball and had a passer rating of 111.6 on throws of more than 20-plus yards last year. In practice Monday he connected on deep touchdowns with Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. on perfectly placed passes. – Tim Twentyman

Participation report: Sitting out practice Monday were: Ziggy Ansah (PUP), Andy Jones (PUP), Devon Kennard (NFI), Cornelius Washington (NFI), Tavon Wilson, Cam Johnson, Chad Meredith and Stefan McClure. – Tim Twentyman

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