Allen Park — Here are some notes and observations from Monday's Detroit Lions training camp practice.
■ Practice concluded with a two-minute drill, which isn't all that unusual, but it was interesting to see the offense started the drive with 2:17 on the clock, the exact amount of time the team had to execute a game-winning drive against the Raiders during Friday's preseason opener.
That series ended with quarterback Matt Cassel losing a fumble.
On Monday, Matthew Stafford led the offense down the field for a touchdown, capping the drive with a jump ball to tight end Michael Roberts over safety Tavon Wilson. That was set up by an impressive twisting grab by Kenny Golladay deep down the sideline.
The defense actually rolled with four safeties on the field, including rookie Tracy Walker, for a good portion of the drive. He made a nice play on a deep ball to Golden Tate, using his long stride and length to close the separation Tate had established when Stafford released the pass.
The second-team offense, led by Jake Rudock, also scored a touchdown. Rudock spread the ball around to five different receivers on the 60-ish-yard scoring drive, connecting with TJ Jones in the end zone to finish it off.
■ Earlier in practice, the running backs ran routes one-on-one against the linebackers. Starter LeGarrette Blount was particularly sharp in the drill, running precise routes with surprising quickness out of his breaks, given his 250-pound frame. He got the best of Jonathan Freeny (although the deep pass was overthrown), Darnell Sanky, Steve Longa and Jarrad Davis.
Defensively, Longa and Miles Killebrew had the best reps in a drill where they're at a clear disadvantage. Longa managed to stick with Theo Riddick on a route and break up a pass, while Killebrew perfectly tracked rookie Kerryon Johnson down the seam and knocked away the throw that should have been intercepted.
■ Three players sat out practice — safety Stefan McClure, linebacker Chad Meredith and running back Dwayne Washington. McClure and Meredith have been out a while, but Washington's injury is new. That would explain why he didn't play Friday against the Raiders.
■ Wide receiver Andy Jones, who has been on the physically unable to perform list, was ramping up his sideline routine with trainers and could be back in the next few days.
■ Rookie defensive tackle Da'Shawn Hand, who had a solid debut against the Raiders, was rewarded with some sub-package work with the first-team defense.
■ Davis can get kind of intense on the practice field, and he got a little too aggressive with running back Ameer Abdullah during a ball security drill. I wouldn't exactly call it injuring a teammate, but Abdullah had to briefly remove himself from the drill after an overly stiff shot from Davis, who was trying to jar the ball free.