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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Graham Glasgow down on the field during 2-minute still. Only Lions lineman to play every snap last year, he's helped off the field with trainers, who appeared to be looking at left leg.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the biggest things taken from watching joint practices between the Lions & Giants — Ameer Abdullah continues to get a hefty amount of first-team work, including almost an entire series by himself in 11-on-11 scrimmaging drills. Detroit really seems to be giving him as many opportunities as possible. He also took second-team punt return work behind Jamal Agnew.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

If you're curious about Lions food pricing.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

By my count, all Lions are out there for practice today against the Giants, although I didn't see T.J. Lang doing too much. Joe Dahl replaced him at RG.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said a family friend growing up was the widow of former New York Giants Hall of Famer Steve Owen and that she would show him some Giants stuff she would be sent when he was a kid. Wouldn't say whether or not he was a Giants or 49ers fan growing up. Just says he's a Detroit Lions fan now.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia won't answer any questions about possibly going to the Giants instead of the Lions or if he's thought at all of what might have been had he ended up in New York instead of Detroit.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Joseph Fauria said he told Lions punter Sam Martin the truth about the ankle injury he suffered playing volleyball in 2014 that derailed his career, which he initially blamed on chasing his dog, Lil Rufio, after he urinated. On Monday, Martin had no interest in commenting on Fauria's coming clean about the incident, saying "it's in the past. I'm not going to even go there, man." Asked further about it, Martin said "It's not worth my time to comment on."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwayne Washington, Stefan McClure and Chad Meredith not practicing for the Lions on Monday. Ezekiel Ansah, who came off PUP last week, did team drills with the first-team defense. Also returning to the first-team defense: Nevin Lawson in place of DeShawn Shead.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Matt Patricia when he was asked about how he feels about his team at this point: "I'm always going to push the team to try to be better." Said he's going to be nitpicking everything to try and improve. He said they are "on schedule," though, with their installation

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Detroit should feel at least a little better about its run game than it did last season. While it was largely against backups and fringe roster players, rookie Kerryon Johnson showed good speed, fast instincts and the ability to fight for extra yardage. LeGarrette Blount did what was expected. And Ameer Abdullah looked sharp – the best he's looked since Week 4 of last season – throughout the first half. Abdullah was one of the bigger surprises Friday night and the combination of the three along with pass-catching Theo Riddick gave the Lions a more intriguing running back group than it has had in a while. The last time Detroit looked this good running the ball in the preseason opener was 2015, when Abdullah was a rookie garnering some of the hype Johnson is now receiving. The starters also played without right guard T.J. Lang and quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Biggest takeaway from the Lions' loss to the Raiders on Friday night (and early Saturday morning on the east coast): When it mattered in the first half, Detroit failed to create any pressure on Oakland's quarterbacks. Yes, the Lions were without Ezekiel Ansah and defenses don't exactly blitz much or bring any exotic calls in the preseason, but the lack of any disruption in the Raiders' backfield is a major cause for concern. It also confirms one of the bigger holes on the roster following Detroit's 2018 offseason. The Lions should be better there once Ansah comes back and the preseason is the preseason for a reason. But the Lions should have some concerns considering the lack of a pass rush or interior rush pressure was a big-time concern throughout 2017.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerryon Johnson might have had the play of the night for the Lions -- except it got called back. He had a 57-yard run that saw his go halfway across the field called back on a holding call -- but it was a sign of what the second-round pick of Auburn is capable of. He's shown flashes of big-play ability throughout camp thus far, but nothing quite like what he did there against Oakland's backup defenders.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford is apparently not playing in the preseason opener against Oakland. Matt Cassel, one of two players vying for the No. 2 quarterback role behind Stafford, getting the nod as the starter. He and Jake Rudock have been competing -- and alternating No. 2 work -- behind Stafford throughout training camp.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions TE Sean McGrath explains what a Henry Moore sculpture at the Detroit Institute of Arts means to him. Moore was one of the first sculptors McGrath learned about in college.

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Lions remove DE Ziggy Ansah from PUP list

The Detroit Lions announced Monday that defensive end Ziggy Ansah has been removed from the active/physically unable to perform list, though they have not said what caused him to go on the list.

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