Lance Moore, WR Detroit Lions

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Monday, August 3, 2015, 9:22am

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They flew down to Atlanta on their own last month, one last break from vacation to get some work in before training camp started for the Detroit Lions.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson -- two of the longest-standing Lions -- organized the trip for the team's wide receivers and tight ends to all work together. The goal was to get some familiarity with each other before camp began so the offense could be as crisp as possible as fast as possible.

"It's always good when you're away for a while to get the group back together and just go through some things," receiver Lance Moore said. "Whether the physical or mental part of it, I'm not really sure which one was more important.

"I think hearing the plays and being around the quarterback and getting that communication back together is just as important as what we're doing physically on the field. We had a good group there. Everybody worked hard and hopefully it'll pay dividends for us."

The three-day workout took place at Georgia Tech, where Johnson played collegiately. The group would meet in the mornings, get a light lift in and then run routes at the Yellow Jackets' practice facility in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact:

Not every team in the NFL does this, for example Lance Moore said in the story he did not do this with Drew Brees when he was in New Orleans, but a lot of teams do something similar, whether it is publicized or not. A full ledger of who attended was not available, but tight ends Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria were in attendance along with Moore, Johnson, Jeremy Ross and Corey Fuller.

2015 Strength of Schedule - DET
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
25
@SD
6
@MIN
13
DEN
1
@SEA
7
ARI
20
CHI
6
MIN
9
@KC
BYE24
@GB
16
OAK
28
PHI
24
GB
19
@STL
21
@NO
26
SF
20
@CHI

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1CLE------------
2BAL------------
3CAR0000-0000-1/701%
4TB1120112.000000-14/7618%
5JAX1260126.000000-12/6818%
6CLE1261626.000000-36/7846%
7HOU212126.000000-23/6535%
8IND2330316.500000-22/8327%
9BAL14014.000000-14/6920%
10NYJ2280214.000000-18/6428%
11TEN1150115.000000-11/7315%
12BYE------------
13NO213056.500000-48/9053%
14CIN1290229.000000-22/7330%
15ATL0002-0000-21/5936%
16KC0000-0000-8/5415%
17CIN0000-0000-12/5920%
Totals1419822614.1400000.00262/98127%

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