Found August 04, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
Allen Park, Mich. -- Devin Thomas made his 2013 Lions camp debut Sunday. Thomas, 26, who starred at Michigan State and Canton (Mich.) High School, had been on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list since the beginning of camp July 26. "I just wanted to be smart, make sure I was ready to come back," Thomas said, without revealing what his injury was. "Now that I can work into the rotation, I'm just excited each and every day I come out." As with any player returning from injury, Thomas was limited in what he was permitted to do. "Today I'm just kind of working in," Thomas said. "I wanted to get more work, but they just wanted to take it easy. I'm just excited to be back and it's just a blessing." Thomas is in the mix for the fourth and fifth wide receiver spots. "What I know I bring to the table is my competitive spirit, my experience and leadership of being through a lot," Thomas said. "Got a champions...

Lions cut Thomas, Elkins, sign DB King

The Detroit Lions released wide receiver Devin Thomas and linebacker Alex Elkins and have signed defensive back Brandon King. The team announced the moves Monday. King spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, appearing in eight games. Thomas joined the Lions in January 2013 as a free agent. A second-round draft pick by the Washington Redskins out of Michigan...

Detroit Lions playmaker Reggie Bush is expected to be ‘very good in this offense’

Expected to be “very good in (the Detroit Lions’) offense,” playmaker Reggie Bush has dominated throughout training camp. Signing a four-year contract with Detroit in March worth roughly $20 million, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz plans to use the 28-year-old Bush as a punt returner, receiver and full-time, three-down back. Splitting carries with youngster Lamar Miller in Miami...

Warford never expected to be drafted by Detroit

Allen Park, Mich. -- When Larry Warford played at the Senior Bowl, he had no idea it would help him end up in Detroit, a place he had never been. "I knew nothing about Detroit," Warford said with a laugh after a recent practice. "The only thing I knew, I knew the coaches. Down at the Senior Bowl, I met them, Coach Wash (offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn) and...

Detroit Lions offensive line overhaul includes coaches

Former Offensive Line Coach George Yarno became one of the casualties after the Detroit Lions suffered through a horrific 2012 season. He promptly went off to Jacksonville to do whatever he can with their offensive line, leaving an inconvenient hole in the coaching ranks at Allen Park.  That offensive line coach vacancy then became a huge opportunity for assistant offensive line...

Another day off for Lions safety Louis Delmas

Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas missed practice again on Friday, his second straight. He was last seen on the field Tuesday during a padded practice. Head coach Jim Schwartz stopped short of calling the missed practices a setback, instead referring to situation as something entirely different. "We are just trying to be proactive," he said, via the Detroit News. "...

Camp notes: Record fan attendance sparks spirited practice

Allen Park, Mich. -- The Lions and their fans are ready for some football, with the players especially looking forward to facing a different team. The Lions announced that Saturday's crowd of 6,034 fans set a new record, beating the previous record of around 2,200. "Theyre excited for the same reasons were excited," coach Jim Schwartz said. "Its just a great...

Lions release ex-Michigan State receiver Devin Thomas

Devin Thomas we hardly knew you. One day after he came off the physically unable to perform list Thomas the former Michigan State star was released by the Lions. Thomas a receiver and special teams player won a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2011. He ended a brief retirement to sign with the Lions in the spring but couldn't get on the field because of an undisclosed injury....

“Optimism in Allen Park” is the catch phrase for this year’s version of the Detroit Lions

Right from the get go, let’s talk numbers. Key numbers from last year are as follows: 4-12 record 23 times a WR was tackled inside the 5 yd line (league high) 6 recovered fumbles (league low). So I mention optimism in the title right? Well this is why. You see these numbers and this is what Coach Schwartz sees, as well as the rest of the coaching staff. These numbers are anomalies...

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