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Detroit’s rookies getting along well


The NFL’s Rookie Symposium doesn’t lack for scripted elements (speeches by current players, etc.) intended to help drafted first-year pros begin their professional lives on and off the field.

However, the symposium also gives rookies a chance to continue to get to know each other — an organic, unscripted process. And in the case of the Lions, it appears the bonding is going well.

In a story published Tuesday by the Detroit News, multiple Detroit rookies spoke of how well the Lions’ draftees get along.

“We’re all like best friends. At my wedding next year, I would invite every last one of these rookies to my wedding just because I understand they got my back,” tight end Eric Ebron, the club’s first-round selection, said Tuesday, according to Josh Katzenstein of the News.

“Nobody is on that selfish type of behavior where they just stay to themselves. Everybody talks to each other,” said fourth-round cornerback Nevin Lawson, according to the News. “It’s basically all we have, so everybody talks to each other, takes care of each other and I like this group because we really bond.”

In perhaps another positive sign, Lions senior director of player development Dr. Galen Duncan told the News that the drafted rookies “have been stellar from the beginning” with regard to taking care of business.

“They’ve approached everything we’ve done with vigor and have just been pros,” Duncan said, according to the News.

As early-summer progress reports go, this is a good one for Detroit.

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14 Responses to “Detroit’s rookies getting along well”
  1. willnit says: Jun 24, 2014 10:20 PM

    Super Bowl!!!

    Next year.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 24, 2014 10:26 PM

    Sounds like some good camaraderie, that can’t hurt, keep it up!

  3. vesselsk says: Jun 24, 2014 10:29 PM

    Good! Looks like none of them are hanging out with Nick Fairley

  4. bornahawker says: Jun 24, 2014 10:31 PM

    Ebron is already an expert in his new deal four years from now.

  5. vikesr4reel says: Jun 24, 2014 10:32 PM


  6. iamdinguskhan says: Jun 24, 2014 10:34 PM

    That’s special…..

  7. tigers182 says: Jun 24, 2014 10:44 PM

    All the good news that ever comes from the Lions, comes in the offseason. Whoopi! The rookies like each other. Let’s call that a victory.

  8. hyzers says: Jun 24, 2014 10:44 PM

    Good sign of things to come. Like sweeping the Bears again this year.

  9. nevernudetobias says: Jun 24, 2014 11:04 PM

    Ebron must like seeing his name in the paper. This of course was for good reasons, but the dude chirps to anyone with a microphone. If he has success in this league, the chirps aren’t going to get any quieter.

  10. mazenblue says: Jun 24, 2014 11:18 PM

    I want to get invited.

  11. michfan says: Jun 25, 2014 1:48 AM

    No police reports as of yet. Now, if they only can play………..

  12. trumb1mj says: Jun 25, 2014 7:11 AM

    Keep the positive press coming and watch as the bogus penalties go away…

  13. lionswinsuperbowl says: Jun 25, 2014 8:12 AM

    If this draft class can perform like last years draft class did. Were in for a good year.

  14. lionrexx says: Jun 25, 2014 11:08 AM

    Our Rookies will make you think they are Wookies….mean and tough…

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