By Ashley Dunkak

CBS DETROIT – Every member of the Detroit Lions except for one turned up for the first day of offseason workouts, the Lions announced Monday.

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The only player absent from the first day of workouts, which are voluntary, is veteran safety James Ihedigbo, who is seeking a new contract. Ihedigbo, who played a major role in the team’s heralded defense last season, has a base salary of $1.1 million this season. A backup safety whom the Lions re-signed this offseason, Isa Abdul-Quddus, has a base salary of $1.2 million.

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In the first two weeks of the offseason program, players are limited to strength work, conditioning and rehab. In the second phase of the program, teams can do on-field drills on a “separates” basis, meaning the offense and defense do not face each other. In the final phase, which includes organized team practice activities (OTAs), teams can conduct 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.

The only manadatory portion of the offseason program is the minicamp. For the Lions, that takes place June 16 to June 18.

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