ALLEN PARK, MI (WTVB) - Wednesday was a day off for the Lion’s training camp in Allen Park, where pre-season practice will start up again today. Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz and his staff are rotating different players in with the first-team units every day. The Lions exhibition opener is a week from tomorrow at Ford Field against the New York Jets.
Meanwhile, the National Football League is making drastic changes to the Pro Bowl in hopes of increasing popularity for the league's All-Star Game with critics suggesting it should be dropped all together. No longer will the contest feature a matchup between the AFC and NFC. Instead, players will be assigned to teams through a draft. In addition to a new format, there are several other aspects within the game itself that have been altered, including the elimination of kickoffs.