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7-9, 3rd in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford on Andrew Luck's deal: "I thought it was a good deal." Said he thought it was good for the league and the position.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford said he doesn't worry about contract stuff. If he plays well, the rest takes care of itself. Could be up for massive extension after the season.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford believes he has a good comfort level with the Jim Bob Cooter offense and it is totally different from offense last year.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions WR Golden Tate would still be interested in punt returns: "I'd like to be on punt return. I enjoyed it." He did it early in his career and again last year.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden Tate said he has to learn to continue to play smarter as he learns more about concussions and brain injuries. Felt he protected his head from hits last year, but not as much the ground. Needs to work on it.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions WR Golden Tate said "there's a lot of plays" in the offense under Jim Bob Cooter. Said they are "still trying to learn this offense" and that they are all learning. He said Matthew Stafford "makes him want to be a better player."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden Tate said he got nervous at the American Century golf championship, sliced one into the trees. Said he settled down after first round.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions S Glover Quin said his ankle is "good to go." He had ankle surgery in the offseason and was somewhat limited during spring workouts.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions S Glover Quin, when asked on what happened if a younger guy wins the SS job: "It's not a day care, so I'm not sure how much babysitting there will be." Said he doesn't think his role would change much if that happens.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said the realistic expectation for the Lions is they will be better than last year. Wouldn't get into any grand predictions.?Also gave his consistent not worried about his job security.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said Ameer Abdullah "is coming along" from shoulder surgery. Missed the spring. Is not on PUP so that's a good sign for him.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said Taylor Decker is at LT for now. Could play either OT spot but is at LT now. He worked there all spring

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell explains why the team signed Anquan Boldin. Pointed out how hard he works, his leadership and being able to move him around.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The rims on Lions rookie DT A'Shawn Robinson's jeep are pretty intense. They look sweet rolling through.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions QB Matthew Stafford arriving for training camp in an F150 (one of his many cars) by quickly shuttling through the gate.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Fact learned: Lions LB Tahir Whitehead drives a Ford Fusion. He joked the team changed the code on him this year, but he still got in.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions players, including Ameer Abdullah, walking into camp for reporting day.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions signing of Anquan Boldin is official as the team cut Damian Copeland to make room for him. Detroit also signed LB Dominique Tovell and cut Jerry Franklin, who was signed earlier this offseason.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions veterans will report to Allen Park this morning. Jim Caldwell expected to chat at 1 pm eastern with some players to follow. Training camp, it is here.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards263.39th
Rushing Yards83.432nd
Points For22.119th
Points Against25.023rd

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