Early signs from the offseason are positive. Matthew Stafford is fully recovered from his shoulder injury, and participated in all team drills as the Lions started OTAs on Thursday.
Tight end Brandon Pettigrew, recovering from a torn ACL, “looked good” as he participated in individual drills. He’s targeting a Week One return, which may be optimistic for running back Kevin Smith, who is also coming off a torn ACL.
Smith was taking handoffs already in individual drills, but is a long way from team work. Asked if he would be ready for training camp, Smith said, “Is my name Kevin
Smith? There’s your answer.”
We almost forgot how much we like Kevin Smith.