Two practices against another team provided a fresh perspective on the progression they’ve made in training camp — and a valuable preview of what to expect in Sunday’s Preseason Opener against the Colts.
The Lions should get good reviews from the film room — even with right guard T.J. Lang and left tackle Taylor Decker sitting out Friday.
Andrew Luck continues to work his way back from the physically unable to perform list, center Ryan Kelly is now expected to miss multiple weeks after injuring his foot Thursday, starting guards Joe Haeg and Jack Mewhort both sat out Friday and receiver Phillip Dorsett missed another workout with an injured hamstring.
The good news is that if Indy does have to use a patchwork line, with undrafted rookie Deyshawn Bond starting in place of Kelly, their franchise quarterback won’t be taking the hits.
“I remember when I was a young guy, sometimes you’d start to learn plays, knowing what to do and then you went to test your skills against another opponent and it wasn’t the same,” Lions safety Glover Quin said.
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