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Lions' special-teams snaps vs. Oakland

Training camp has concluded, first cuts are a week away and things are starting to shake out -- or get more interesting -- at certain position battles for the Detroit Lions.

Sometimes, snap counts can give a clue where a team is leaning, or at least who is receiving an extended look. Here’s a position-by-position breakdown of Detroit’s special-teams snaps Friday night against Oakland.

This will only include players who received more than 10 percent of special-teams snaps.

Don Carey, 17 snaps (55 percent); DeJon Gomes, 17 snaps (55 percent); Travis Lewis, 15 snaps (48 percent); Ashlee Palmer, 13 snaps (42 percent); Tahir Whitehead, 13 snaps (42 percent); Julian Stanford, 12 snaps (39 percent); George Johnson, 11 snaps (35 percent); Travis Swanson, 10 snaps (32 percent); George Winn, 10 snaps (32 percent); Rodney Austin, 9 snaps (29 percent); Don Muhlbach, 9 snaps (29 percent); Eric Ebron, 8 snaps (26 percent); Montell Owens, 8 snaps (26 percent); Kyle Van Noy, 8 snaps (26 percent); Chad Abram, 7 snaps (23 percent); Nate Freese, 7 snaps (23 percent); Aaron Hester, 7 snaps (23 percent); Nevin Lawson, 7 snaps (23 percent); Joseph Fauria, 6 snaps (19 percent); Brandon Hepburn, 6 snaps (19 percent); Sam Martin, 6 snaps (19 percent); Bill Bentley, 6 snaps (19 percent); Jed Collins, 5 snaps (16 percent); Drew Butler, 5 snaps (16 percent); Jeremy Ross, 4 snaps (13 percent); Corey Hilliard, 4 snaps (13 percent); Mohammed Seisay, 4 snaps (13 percent); Larry Webster, 4 snaps (13 percent); Cassius Vaughn, 4 snaps (13 percent); Giorgio Tavecchio, 4 snaps (13 percent).

Analysis: As mentioned in the offensive counts, this was the day of looking at Winn, who had double-digit special-teams snaps and made two tackles on special teams. That bodes well for him really making a run at the roster. Johnson playing on some teams also could bode well for him making the roster in addition to as a reserve defensive end. There were not many other surprises among the special-teams snap counts since the Lions are going to rotate a lot of players through to see who is effective there and who is not.