Aug 2, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Young Detroit Lions fans look on during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

DJC Morning Drive: Detroit Lions Training Camp Links

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Detroit Lions training camp is officially underway and with the first preseason game just a week away Detroit sports fans are starting to get their Lions on.  With head coach Jim Caldwell’s focus on efficiency and adaptability, the Detroit Lions camp has had a new feel this year.

Caldwell has varied practice times and locations  in order to prepare his team for the unexpected twists and turns of an NFL season. The approach has been recieved well by the players.

Addtionally the Lions players have also remained healthy so far with more players coming off the PUP list than going on.

A lot has happned in the first week of camp, so if you felt out of touch with Detroit Lions training camp news just sit back, flick on the cruise control and enjoy the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive.

From the Freep: (with Video) Detroit Lions Go Through Game Day Motions

It wasn’t a full-fledged scrimmage, but Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell put his team through what he called a “mock game” Saturday to close the first week of training camp. The exercise was designed to get players ready for Saturday’s exhibition opener against Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns, and it provided some of the best competition early in camp.

From MLive: Eric Ebron Blames Mental Blockage For Drops

“It’s just a mental blockage,” the Detroit Lions tight end said after Saturday’s practice. “It’s me overthinking my assignments, my alignments, and making sure I’m right. And while all those roles are playing in my head, here comes a 90 mph fastball from Matt Stafford.

From MLive: Jonte Green Looks To Put It All Together

The six-foot Green has bulked up since last season, adding muscle to his upper body. He’s listed at 192 pounds, up eight from last season. He spent his offseason working out at Bommarito Performance Systems in Miami, Florida, where former NFL defensive back Arturo Freeman is on staff.

From ESPN: Nick Fairley Sentenced In DUI Case

“The judge’s order was explicit that the defendant was supposed to be in court today,” assistant district attorney Spiro Cheriogotis told Alabama television station WALA. “He was not here. The judge, I believe, followed the rule as he believed it. Rule nine allowed for a waiver of the defendants present. The judge followed the rule. We think that the defendant should’ve been here today as the state.”

From MLive: Fauria Sees Enough Room For 3 Tight Ends

The coaching staff has insisted Fauria will continue to have a significant role this season. With the way he’s performing in the early stages of his second training camp, they’ll have a hard time justifying not finding snaps for the gregarious pass catcher.

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