The Detroit Lions begin a three-day mini-camp Tuesday morning, the final phase of their off-season workout program before they break for the summer.
They'll still be in shorts - no contact drills - but unlike their recent OTA (Organized Training Activity) workouts, these practices are mandatory.
Call it a glorified OTA.
While the final evaluations won't start until they hit the field in late July for the full training camp and preseason games, here are 10 stories to follow between now and the season opener Sept. 8 against Minnesota:
1. RIGHT GUARD
A revamped offensive line could be the make-or-break key to the season. One of the vacancies is to replace Stephen Peterman.
The Lions have created quite a logjam of potential replacements. They drafted Larry Warford (Kentucky) in the third round. They recently signed veteran free agents Leroy Harris (Tennessee Titans) and Jake Scott (Philadelphia Eagles). Returning back-ups Bill Nagy and Rodney Austin, neither of whom was active for ...