June 12, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) in the huddle during mini camp at Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
Detroit Lions players will report to the team's facility on either July 23 or July 26 (depending on if they are a rookie/injured player or a veteran) for training camp.
The Detroit Lions wrapped up their mandatory minicamp on Thursday. The team is now done with its offseason training program. For the next month, the team will get a chance to relax for a bit before training camp gears up and preparations for the 2012 season get rolling.
The practice schedule for Lions training camp hasn't been announced yet, but we do know when the players will be required to report back to Allen Park. From Tim Twentyman:
Rookies and injured players are scheduled to report to training camp July 23. All others players Thurs. July 26.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) June 14, 2012
The Lions' first exhibition game is on Aug. 10 at home against the Cleveland Browns, so by getting the team back on July 26, the coaches will have two weeks to get everybody ready for the start of the preseason.