Good morning and ROOOAAARRR!!!!!
It had been a stressful couple of days for Detroit Lions linebacker Rocky McIntosh after he was cut from the Lions on Sunday.
But even as he was being released, he had a feeling it wouldn't be his last time in Detroit. The Lions kept just five linebackers and would be moving running back Montell Owens to short-term injured reserve a couple of days later.
So McIntosh had a good feeling he would be back. Still, until it actually happens, there can be some moments of doubt.
"You're sitting there, waiting for that phone call," McIntosh, now back with the Lions, told ESPN.com on Thursday. "It almost brought me back to draft day. Just sitting and waiting to get a call.
"It could be kind of nerve-racking."
His NFL draft wait was a bit shorter, as he selected in the second round in 2006 by Washington. Now, McIntosh wanted to return to Detroit if possible because he already started to pick up the playbook. He just needed to re-learn some of the terminology over the past couple of days.
His first test, if he is active Sunday, comes against the best running back in the league -- Adrian Peterson.
With McIntosh back with the team, here's a look at the Lions from the rest of the Interwebs:
A roundup of our coverage yesterday: Ziggy Ansah practiced for the first time since he suffered a concussion on Aug. 24, but Jim Schwartz won't discuss why he was re-inserted into that practice. Also, Reggie Bush is the key to Detroit's offense.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press looks at three offensive keys for this season.
Kyle Meinke of MLive writes that Calvin Johnson feels 100 percent again. Meinke also writes that Minnesota receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and Detroit cornerback Darius Slay are a bit familiar with each other.
Former Lions linebacker Ronnell Lewis, who was released last week, was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Oklahoma, Ron Terrell from FOX23 in Oklahoma reports.
Paula Pasche from the Oakland (Mich.) Press writes about Johnson's new commercial, which depicts him with two personalities.