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Postby elaine95 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:09 pm

Detroit Lions work out 2 punters Isaac Nauta Detroit Lions Jersey , special teams ace Don Carey No unit was a bigger disaster for the Detroit Lions on Monday night than their special teamers. Not only did Matt Prater uncharacteristically miss two field goals, but the punt coverage team was by far the worst in the league. The Lions gave up 44 more punt return yards than any other team in Week 1, and that’s just on three returns. In total, the Lions gave up a 78-yard touchdown and a 43 and 16-yard return.It appears the Lions are considering doing something about it. They’ve already waived one of their gunners from Monday, Bradley Marquez, but they could be adding someone soon. According to MLive’s Nate Atkins, special teams ace Don Carey was visiting the Lions on Wednesday, the second time he was at Allen Park in as many weeks. The Lions let Carey go earlier this offseason, and he was scooped up by the Jacksonville Jaguars. However Isaac Nauta Jersey 2019 , Carey suffered a hamstring injury during the preseason and was placed on IR. The Jags cut him a week later, making Carey a free agent. Carey could come in and immediately upgrade the Lions’ gunner position. In his seven years with Detroit, Carey was consistently named the team’s special teams MVP by his teammates, and it was a bit curious to see the Lions move on from him this offseason, although Careyis 31 years old. In addition to potentially adding a gunner, the Lions also spent this week looking at some extra punters:Sam Martin looked fine in his season debut, averaging a solid 50.7 yards per punt. One could argue he outkicked the coverage once or twice against the Jets, but the Lions’ coverage teams take most of the blame from Monday’s meltdown. At this point, there’s no indication the Lions are planning on moving on from Martin. Teams regularly work out players just to keep tabs on them in case of emergency. After all Isaac Nauta Jersey Mens , they gave Martin a four year-extension just two years ago. However, it is curious that they brought back Ryan Santoso, who spent all training camp with the Lions and probably doesn’t require much of a scouting update. We’ll see if the Lions make a move before Week 2’s game against the 49ers. Which Iowa TE do the Lions prefer? And would they take either at 8?"Focus surrounding the Detroit Lions’ need for a tight end has been surrounding Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson as a potential candidate for their eighth overall pick. However, on Monday, the Lions hosted his teammate Noah Fant for a visit, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. While Hockenson is widely viewed as the better overall prospect, Fant had a very productive career at Iowa, including a 11-touchdown season in 2017 and a total of 1013 receiving yards in his past two years. And in terms of athleticism, Fant has it in spades. His RAS is not only higher than his Iowa counterpart Youth Isaac Nauta Jersey , but it’s one of the best in this entire draft class:That makes Fant an ideal pick for a team looking for a pass-catching threat. Add in solid hands, an ability to make defenders miss after the ball is in his hands and potential as a route runner, and Fant is arguably a more dangerous weapon in the passing game than his Iowa counterpart.The downside is that his blocking both in the run and pass game need work, and that could be a deal-breaker for a Lions team that appears to be looking to change its identity into a more run-heavy, ball control offense.
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