This coming Sunday, the Detroit Lions will have their work cut out for them when they host the 10-1 Los Angeles Rams at Ford Field.
On Friday, the Lions announced they have signed free-agent wide receiver Deontez Alexander to the practice squad and have released defensive tackle, John Atkins.
The #Lions have signed free agent WR Deontez Alexander to the practice squad and released DT John Atkins from the practice squad.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 30, 2018
Alexander, who spent some time with the Lions during the preseason, attended Franklin College in 2017. During his senior season, he caught 50 passes for 1,137 yards and 18 touchdowns during a 10-game stretch.
There is little question about it, 2019 will likely be another rough year for the Detroit Tigers. In fact, do not be surprised if their final record ends up worse than it was this past season when they finished 64-98 in the American League Central.
General manager Al Avila has made it clear that the team is focused on rebuilding and blowing big money in free agency is not something that will not be happening anytime soon.
But that does not mean the team will not be active in free agency as they will look to add a few players here and there.
One position the Tigers will focus on adding in free agency is a shortstop as Jose Iglesias is moving on.
According to a report from Jon Morosi, the Tigers have narrowed their shortstop wishlist down to Alcides Escobar, Freddy Galvis, Jody Mercer, and Adeiny Hechavarria.
Escobar, who will be 32 by the time Spring Training rolls around, should be very familiar to Tigers fans as he has been with the Kansas City Royals since the 2011 season. In 2018, he hit .231 with four home runs and 34 RBIs in 140 games. Though his hitting has taken a dip as of late, he is a solid fielder.
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