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  • Lions' Frank Ragnow: Shifting to center

    Ragnow has been lining up at center from the start of OTAs, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports.

    Center is a tough position for an inexperienced rookie and the Lions likely had that in mind by playing Ragnow at guard in 2018. The first-rounder finally appears to be transitioning to the position they envisioned him at all along and his development will be critical for the success of running back Kerryon Johnson and company.

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  • Lions' Jahlani Tavai: Initially operating at MLB

    Tavai (shoulder) is operating as a middle linebacker during the first week of OTAs, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

    Showing no signs of the pre-draft shoulder surgery he underwent this spring, Tavai has essentially been operating as the backup to Jarrad Davis off the bat -- instead of at one of the outside linebacker spots next to him. The Lions likely didn't spend a second-round pick on the Hawaii product without bigger plans, though, so it could only be a matter of time until Tavai earns a regular role with the first-teamers. Such a situation would likely come at the expense of Christian Jones and Jalen Reeves-Maybin rather than Devon Kennard, who's entering the second season of a lucrative three-year, $17.5 million pact that the former Giant signed last offseason.

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  • Lions' Kenny Golladay: Sidelined for start of OTAs

    Golladay (chest) isn't participating in individual or team drills during the Lions' early OTA sessions, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

    It's not entirely clear if the chest injury that prevented Golladay from playing in the Week 17 win over the Packers is the same issue that has kept him from taking reps this week. In any case, there haven't been any further news suggesting Golladay will be hampered when training camp rolls around this summer.

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  • Lions' Marvin Jones: Starting OTAs on sideline

    Jones (knee) isn't participating in individual or team drills at the start of OTAs, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

    Jones said in March that he expected to be ready for the offseason program, but it's now clear Detroit has other plans for the 28-year-old receiver. With two more weeks of OTAs plus June's mandatory minicamp still to come, there's plenty of time for Jones to work his way back into action before training camp kicks off in late July. There's also little incentive for Jones to put himself out there any sooner than necessary, as he's locked into a starting job opposite Kenny Golladay (chest).

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  • Lions' Nick Bawden: Remains in recovery

    Bawden (knee) isn't participating in the opening week of OTAs, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

    Bawden is recovering from a torn ACL that kept him on injured reserve for the entire 2018 season. Running back Mark Thompson, tight end Logan Thomas and tight end Jerome Cunningham filled in at fullback in Bawden's absence Tuesday.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 103.8
Def. 110.1

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