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TIM AND MIKE: Training camp Day 7 observations

Reps with the ones: Rookie cornerback Amani Oruwariye got some run with the first-team defense Thursday on the outside. He made the most of the opportunity. He made two terrific plays in the end zone that showed off his length (6-2, 205) and strength. The first was against wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. as Oruwariye had sticky coverage and forced an incomplete throw in the corner. The second he was in perfect position wrestling an interception away from wide receiver Kenny Golladay on a 50-50 ball. – Tim Twentyman

Tug-O'-War: That's what it looked like – an old-fashioned game of tug-o'-war – when safety Andrew Adams wrestled the ball away from tight end Jerome Cunningham in a one-on-one drill. Both players tumbled to the ground after an apparent catch by Cunningham. They continued to tug at the ball until Andrews got up with it. Would a replay have overturned the recovery? – Mike O'Hara

View photos from Day 7 of Detroit Lions Training Camp presented by Rocket Mortgage.

Catch of the day: This honor goes to veteran wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, who had two nice catches on the day. First was a diving grab going out of bounds. He was able to keep both feet inbounds while laying out for the catch. Kearse then went over to one-on-one drills against the defensive backs and made a terrific deep catch for a touchdown with Teez Tabor draped all over him. – Tim Twentyman

Official business: The officials have been at practice the last two days, and it was their turn Thursday to run repeat sprints on the hill that was installed this year at the north end of the practice fields. Players ran sprints on the hill Wednesday. Media next? – Mike O'Hara

Speed demon: With all the highlights last year of Kerryon Johnson stiff-arming defenders and running through would-be tacklers, we sometimes forget that he has a pretty good set of wheels, too. He showed them off Friday catching a swing pass and taking it down the left sideline, outrunning a couple defensive backs in the process. – Tim Twentyman

Jones time: Marvin Jones Jr. had a good two-play sequence in a team drill. He lined up left in the slot and got open on a deep cut to his right for a good gain. Soon after he caught a TD pass in the right corner of the end zone. – Mike O'Hara

Two minutes: The Lions ran through a number of two-minute situations Friday with the offense having to navigate the defense and the clock to get into field goal range for the first team period and needing to score a touchdown for the second team period. Stafford and the first-team offense got into field goal range and scored a touchdown on a long pass to Jones on a double move. – Tim Twentyman

Family Fest star search: Who will be the next young player to get noticed by making a big play in the training camp practice at Ford Field. There are a lot of candidates for Friday night's practice, and they'll have to do something special to match Jamal Agnew's long punt return two years ago. He went on to make first team All Pro as a punt returner. – Mike O'Hara

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