The Detroit Lions will be the final NFC North team on the practice field this offseason, assuming their minicamp continues through Friday as scheduled.*
As you know by now, I'm always hesitant to draw many conclusions based on what we see or hear from non-contact offseason practices. But in this case, we should get some clues about the Lions' personnel direction at a number of positions with open competition. Among them:
Who will line up with the first team in the defensive secondary? You figure cornerback Chris Houston and safety Louis Delmas will be there, but the other cornerback and safety positions are in flux. And let's not even get to the nickel and dime backs right now.
Stay tuned for updates as I receive them.
(*The Chicago Bears have an organized team activity scheduled for Wednesday and will wrap up their offseason work Thursday.)