Caldwell characterized the choice between Freese and Tavecchio as a difficult one.
Raiola smiled at the irony of him, of all people, offering such advice.
Caldwell would not divulge who among the wide receivers has stood out to him in the competition for the third, fourth and fifth spots.
Fairley, Detroit’s first-round draft pick in 2011, has entered the final season of his contract with the Lions.
Generally speaking, Caldwell said to expect most of the first string to play the entire first half and come back out for the second half.
Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr avoided a serious rib injury from a hard hit that knocked him out of an exhibition game against the Detroit Lions.
Matt McGloin tossed a 19-yard TD pass to Brice Butler with 6 seconds to go to give the Oakland Raiders a 27-26 win over the Lions in a preseason game Friday night.
There’s a bit of turmoil on the inside of the Detroit Lions’ defensive line.
Mayhew and Lewand have shot down any possibility of trading the defensive tackle.
During Lions practice today, Jim Caldwell decided to add a little extra pressure and motivation to the kicking competition between Nate Freese and Giorgio Tavecchio.