The Detroit Free Press considers the Lions' right-tackle job a "two-man competition" between Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard.
The duo combined for only one appearance last season. Hilliard has five career starts to Fox's zero. The Lions presumably want Fox to win the job after spending the offseason talking him up, but injuries have helped limit him to just five games since he was the No. 128 overall pick of the 2010 draft. The Lions recently hosted free agent Winston Justice for a visit, and could still add outside competition.
Sixth-round RB Theo Riddick was mostly working behind undrafted free agent Steven Miller in Lions rookie minicamp.
It may have just been a way for the Lions to get a longer look at Miller, but it's proof Riddick's roster spot is far from assured. With Reggie Bush, Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell all locks for roster spots, Riddick is going to have to be on his game in training camp.
According to the Detroit News, No. 5 pick DE Ziggy Ansah got "visibly better and more confident" every day of Lions rookie minicamp.
Ansah played right end while fourth-round pick Devin Taylor manned left. Per reporter Chris McCosky, there were times when Ansah "completely dominated the 11-on-11 drills." That's to be expected of a day-one pick at rookie minicamp, but is still a good sign for the draft's rawest elite prospect. Ansah's first true test won't come until the preseason.
Updating a previous item, Lions rookie RG Larry Warford injured his neck at Saturday's minicamp practice, but returned to action on Sunday.
"It gave everybody a little bit of scare when anybody goes down, but he bounced back from it quickly," coach Jim Schwartz said. "He could have gone through everything, but we limited him to just individual today." Warford will be fine for OTAs when they kick off next week.
Lions WR Patrick Edwards is a candidate to return punts and kicks.
Edwards, a 2012 undrafted free agent out of Houston, spent all of last season on the practice squad. He would have been promoted to the active roster in-season had he not suffered a torn quad. Edwards has reportedly "stood out" at this weekend's minicamp. He averaged 14.7 yards per punt return in college.
Lions third-round OG Larry Warford exited Saturday's rookie minicamp practice with an apparent left arm injury.
Warford fell to the turf while blocking on a run play, and he stayed on the ground for upwards of a minute before being helped off by the training staff. The No. 65 overall pick was unable to return to action. Coach Jim Schwartz doesn't think it's a shoulder injury, but said the team will "err on the side of caution."
Lions agreed to terms with No. 36 overall pick CB Darius Slay on a four-year contract.
The Lions now have every draft pick but first-rounder Ziggy Ansah under contract. One week removed from arthroscopic knee surgery, Slay will miss Lions OTAs but is expected to be ready "well before training camp." Coming off a five-interception senior season, Slay shined at the Combine with a 4.36 40-yard dash and 10-foot-4 broad jump. Physical and fluid, he'll get every opportunity to start opposite Chris Houston.