Lions, Colts ready for games to begin after joint practices

INDIANAPOLIS — The Detroit Lions got exactly what they needed from a long weekend in Indianapolis.

Two practices against another team provided a fresh perspective on the progression they've made in training camp — and a valuable preview of what to expect in Sunday's preseason opener against the Colts.

"It was excellent. I can't tell you how valuable these sessions have been for us," coach Jim Caldwell said after the second joint practice in two days.

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