ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Kenny Golladay spent some of his first few months with the Detroit Lions getting work in with quarterback Matthew Stafford, but primarily spent his team drills lining up with the second team. Calvin Johnson Jerseys Not anymore. Not after a preseason debut in which he had two touchdown catches with high degrees of difficulty and showed he could be a red zone option. In the team's first practice after the preseason opener against the Colts, Golladay ended up in a new position.

When the Lions ran three-receiver sets, he was with the starters, replacing TJ Jones. Golden Tate III Jerseys "He's one of those guys that we're just trying to make certain that we give him a bit of experience in a little bit of everything to kind of see where he fits," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. Marvin Jones Jr Jerseys "We have an idea but you really don't know until you get him a chance to really delve in to one spot or the other. So, we're trying to cross-train him a little bit. "But he has the speed. He has the length and those kinds of things you look for, for good matchups on the outside."

Golladay worked primarily on the outside during those three-receiver sets and that pushed Golden Tate into the slot -- a place where he's proven he can be a dangerous receiver throughout his career because of his ability to make defenders miss and run after the catch. Matthew Stafford Jerseys It's not clear if this was a trial period for Golladay or if he has overtaken Jones, who still received some first-team work in certain situations along with Tate and Marvin Jones. TJ Jones and Jared Abbrederis often received second-team work with Jace Billingsley getting a look, too.

Considering the competition for the fourth-and-fifth receiver spots, that'll still be a battle to watch -- as will where the Lions use Golladay on a more regular basis. Ameer Abdullah Jerseys Even as he pushes to end up with more reps, expectations for him should be managed because he's more than likely the fifth option in the offense behind Tate, Marvin Jones, Eric Ebron and a combination of Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick. But if he keeps playing like he did in practice and the opener, he'll force his way into more opportunities. Barry Sanders Jerseys Still no Eric Ebron: After the tight end made a cameo in practices in Indianapolis, he once again did not practice Wednesday and Caldwell said he has "a couple issues that he's dealing with." It's not clear, other than the hamstring, what those issues are but he's had knee and ankle injuries in the past. It leads to the question of whether Ebron, now in his fourth season and still yet to play a full 16-game campaign, will always have some sort of injury. Other than the brief appearance in Indianapolis, he hasn't practiced since being injured the first day of training camp.

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homeheaderThe Dominion Mountain Retreat is a free standing, craftsman-style bungalow in the foothills of Old Dominion Mountain, 6.5 miles from downtown Colville. It provides an elegant yet affordable accommodation for special guests and their families, with great views and nature at the doorstep.

The Retreat can sleep up to four people (a fifth in the window seat) and has it's own equipped kitchen, private tiled bath, and two decks (one of them rooftop!) and a covered porch.

Books, games, CD's and art supplies, as well as snowshoes in winter, are supplied for your enjoyment. Candles create a romantic atmosphere. We stock the bungalow with breakfast food and homemade cookies upon arrival, but are also available to prepare other meals by special arrangement and to provide welcome tours if desired.

A hot tub is available for rest and relaxation, and is a lovely place from which to view the night sky when the weather is cool. When the snow melts, you can build a fire in the campfire pit or climb onto the top deck of your bungalow and enjoy the view.

The Dominion Mountain Retreat provides a wonderful home base for exploring our beautiful, remote corner of Washington State. If you prefer, you can relax and enjoy the mountain views, stroll the countryside, and watch for wildlife in your own backyard. Everyday we are visited by deer and wild turkeys. Very often we see hawks, falcons and sometimes eagles and osprey overhead. It is not unusual to hear coyotes at night, and a person with sharp eyes may spot a bear, a snowshoe rabbit or a pileated woodpecker. We are happy to provide information on activites and sights nearby.

Although we are close to Colville, our setting is sufficiently rural that a 4WD vehicle is required for winter access. There is no smoking inside the bungalow.

Please call or e-mail us for a reservation. We accept checks or cash but not credit cards.

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