Here are the latest Detroit Lions news and notes for June 13, 2012:
• Kellen Moore’s role in the Lions’ 2012 season should be minimal, barring injuries to both Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill. Still, he remains one of the more intriguing storylines as Detroit works its way through camp. After the first day of the team’s mandatory minicamp wrapped up, Jim Schwartz talked about Moore’s potential as an NFL quarterback.
“You don’t get any extra points for being 6-foot-4,” Schwartz said. “You get seven points for moving the ball and getting it in the end zone, and that’s what he has done so far in training camp. – kboi2.com
• This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, but Lions president Tom Lewand said Tuesday that the team is bracing for “likely” suspensions after Nick Fairley and Mikel Leshoure were arrested this offseason.
“If you look at similar incidents on other teams,” Lewand said, “typically, what the commissioner likes to do is see it play out in the legal process.” — CBSLocal
• Amari Spievey is being counted on to man the starting strong safety spot this season, next to Louis Delmas. But Spievey is still working his way back from a concussion suffered during the playoff loss to New Orleans. That’s cause for concern for Detroit, since this it may be now or never for Spievey to prove he can handle a huge role. — ESPN
• And while we’re on the topic of Spievey, the members of the Lions secondary continues to emphasize the point that they do not want to be consider the team’s”weak link. “For us to take the next step and be what we want to be as a team, we have to get better in the secondary,” Aaron Berry said. — WXYZ.com
• If you missed anything that Schwartz had to say following Tuesday’s team workout, Sean Yuille has you covered with a complete transcript of Schwartz’s time with the media. — Pride of Detroit
• We all know how important guys like Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Jahvid Best are to Detroit’s offensive. But which under-the-radar names could play key roles this coming season? Dean Holden takes a look. — Bleacher Report