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Jared DeVries Off PUP List; Other Training Camp Tidbits

Defensive end Jared DeVries was taken off the PUP list yesterday. Just like Brandon Pettigrew, who was removed from the list on Sunday, DeVries was able to make his training camp debut during the Lions' morning practice on Monday.

Here are some other tidbits from training camp:

  • Two players have moved from cornerback to safety -- Jonathan Hefney and Dante Wesley. The Lions have not shown a lot of faith in the safeties on the team not named Louis Delmas, so this is another move to shore up depth at the position.
  • Cornerback Aaron Berry, an undrafted free agent from Pittsburgh, has been playing quite well, according to Jim Schwartz.
    "Berry gets his hand on the football just about every single period. You know, he’s small but he has a lot of confidence. He goes out, he plays all the coverage’s, he competes, and he has a short memory. He’s been beat a couple times but that doesn’t force him to play less aggressive. He’s had a good start to camp – he’s in the same place a lot of rookies are – but he’s had a good start to camp."
    With the cornerback position riddled with question marks, Berry has a legitimate chance to make the team.
  • Starting middle linebacker DeAndre Levy missed both practices on Monday due to a tight back. He was replaced by Vinny Ciurciu.
  • Jim Schwartz praised Zack Follett via his Twitter account.
    Since we have given Zack Follett the chance to compete for a starting spot, he has not disappointed us. We released him after a poor camp last year, but a light came on when we brought him back onto the practice squad. It got to the point where we wanted him on special teams, then we wanted to get him involved in def schemes & packages. It was all him. He's done a good job in the offseason program and he's continuing to improve.
    That's really good to hear.
  • Adam Schefter stopped by Allen Park on Sunday and interviewed Matthew Stafford.
  • The first "skirmish" of camp involved Eric King and Mike Moore, who actually later left practice with a shoulder injury.