The Lions didn't wear pads for Saturday afternoon's opening workout. "We need to work our way back into things," Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. "When you haven't had any hitting for a month, and haven't had any real hitting all year, there's no sense jumping into it on the first day. We'll get into shoulder pads, and then go from that to full pads." ... Three players - OT Ephraim Salaam, DT Sammie Hill and WR Demir Boldin - failed Saturday morning's conditioning test and were held out of practice. "That's disappointing, because they passed when they left here a month ago," Schwartz said. ... WR Bryant Johnson was placed on the non-football-injury list because of lingering problems after a July golf-cart accident. DT Grady Jackson was placed on the non-football-illness list for an undisclosed problem, but Schwartz said he has recovered well from knee surgery.
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