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Suh and Best Should Be in Came Near or On Time

The Lions are at work trying to get their top two picks in camp on time, and the Detroit Free Press reports that it looks like the team will get the job at worst close to done in time for the two to be in camp and ready to go:

The Lions’ two first-round draft picks, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and running back Jahvid Best, remain unsigned as training camp approaches next week but if history is any indication, they will miss little or no time at all in camp. Over the 10 previous years, the Lions drafted 12 players in the first round. Only three, all receivers, were holdouts. Roy Williams and Mike Williams each missed two days of camp practice and Calvin Johnson missed eight days in 2007. The Lions haven’t had a lengthy holdout by a first-round pick since cornerback Bryant Westbrook missed 27 days in 1997. All because of a simple philosophy. “We just let our track record speak for itself,” Lions president Tom Lewand, the team’s chief contract negotiator, said Thursday. “We’ve always tried to get guys into camp on time and this year’s no different. We’ve tried to do deals that are fair for the club and fair for the player, and that’s been our mind-set and that’s what we’ll continue to do this year.”


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