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The Lions, lying in wait for the new year...

The offseason is over and training camp is almost here. While many teams will begin training camp this week, the Detroit Lions will have their rookies report Tuesday with the veterans showing up on Sunday.

The first practice is a week from today when preparations for the 2014 season will begin. The Jim Caldwell era starts with the preseason opener against Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns and the regular-season opener on "Monday Night Football" against the New York Giants.

Yes, the same Giants that eliminated Detroit from the playoff race a season ago.

Throughout this week, we'll catch you up on players to pay attention to throughout training camp, issues that need to be resolved before the start of the season and some of the most critical position battles out there for the Lions.

But we'll start with a twirl around the Interwebs looking for Lions news: