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TIM AND MIKE: Minicamp Day 2 observations

He suffered the injury while working a punt coverage drill.
– Tim Twentyman Tight ends: I’d like to see them catch more balls – and not because of a lack of opportunities.
– Mike O’Hara Punt returns: Jamal Agnew, Ameer Abdullah and Golden Tate were the three primary punt returners at Wednesday’s minicamp practice.
– Tim Twentyman Effortless: That’s a word that describes Theo Riddick when he’s one-on-one with the ball in the secondary.
– Mike O’Hara Deep connections: It wasn’t just Redding who got loose down the field Wednesday.
Golden Tate also got loose down the right sideline behind Agnew, who was playing the nickel cornerback spot at the time.
Tate’s was from Stafford as well.
– Mike O’Hara QB shuffle: Jake Rudock was taking second-team reps Wednesday after Matt Cassel took most of them Tuesday.
– Tim Twentyman New additions: There are two new video boards out at the Lions practice field.
You see what went wrong on the play and can get that instant kind of correction to the player right away.” — Tim Twentyman

Injury report: Rookie fullback Nick Bawden left minicamp practice Wednesday with a right leg injury. He suffered the injury while working a punt coverage drill. He eventually walked inside under his own power, but I didn’t see him return. – Tim Twentyman

Tight ends: I’d like to see them catch more balls – and not because of a lack of opportunities. – Mike O’Hara

Punt returns: Jamal Agnew, Ameer Abdullah and Golden Tate were the three primary punt returners at Wednesday’s minicamp practice. Agnew led the NFL with a 15.4 average and two punt return touchdowns last season. He was named All-Pro as a punt returner during his rookie campaign. – Tim Twentyman

Men in motion: There are few instances of inactivity in head coach Matt Patricia’s practice plan. He said Wednesday that he likes to maximize the practice time allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. The result: There always seems to be a drill going on for every unit. – Mike O’Hara

Making plays: Rookie wide receiver Teo Redding (6-1, 181) caught my eye Wednesday with two long catches in team drills. He got behind the defense twice, once along the left sideline and later down the right sideline, both for long receptions thrown by quarterback Matt Cassel….

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