Weekend Practice Notes

Safety Corey Harris has shown why the Lions signed him as a free-agent. Harris, the former Baltimore Ravens defensive back, has been all over the field with a few pass break-ups and shown the ability to cover the tight ends, receivers and running backs. <i>Plus more notes from Camp!</i>

- Wide Receiver Larry Foster hasn't look all that impressive in training camp thus far, dropping passes as well as double catching balls.  

- Wide Receiver Az Zahir Hakim has been working a lot of underneath routes and screens, and has lined up in the slot.

- Cornerback Todd Lyght has displayed good coverage ability, breaking up a few passes as well as picking off a Mike McMahon pass.

- Running Back Aveion Cason has lined-up as a wide receiver in the slot.

- Offensive linemen Matt Joyce has been working on individual drills and is close to coming off the PUP list.

- There are some question marks with cornerback Terry Fair -- regarding whether or not he will every play again. Rumors are abound that that his foot is not healing like it has been reported. He has pushed back testing it 100% for another two weeks, and he might be on the PUP list for the rest of training camp and the pre-season.

- Wide Receiver Scott Anderson has moved to the number four receiver slot on the depth chart and will get a lot of playing time in pre-season.  He has been even more impressive this training camp then last year.

- Rookie TE John Owens has been working with the first team offense on some packages.  He has also been better then expected in his ability to catch the football.  In one practice, he spilt the linebackers in the middle of the field and made a one handed catch.

- Starting quarterback Mike McMahon has been less than impressive in the first full team practices, overthrowing receivers and not putting the ball where it needs to be.

- Offensive Tackle Stocker McDougle is in better shape this training camp than last year, and has done very well in one-on-one drills against Pro Bowl Defensive End Robert Porcher.  

- Cornerback Eric Davis has looked slow and not very impressive, and has gotten beaten on several instances.

- The added strength that Defensive End James Hall has put on has done him well, showcasing his additional muscle in a drill in which the former UM standout drill blew-through offensive lineman Tony Semple.

- Defensive Tackle Shaun Rogers is doing better than expected and could practice in two weeks.      

- Tight End Mikhael Ricks has look impressive running routes and catching passes, he does a good job running after the catch.  He is getting better at his run blocking skills and needs to add more weight and bulk.    

- Safety Corey Harris has shown why the Lions signed him as a free-agent. Harris, the former Raven has been all over the field with a few pass break-ups and shown the ability to cover the tight ends, receivers and running backs.

- Rookie Running Back Luke Staley has had some problems with running inside with power. He has done a good job running outside and catching the ball out of the backfield, but he needs to improve his inside running.  


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