Detroit Lions first string projections

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When scanning over the Detroit Lions 2016 roster, you will find plenty of new faces. You will also notice the absence of a few mainstays as well, most notably Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell, and Jason Jones.

Despite the losses, Detroit returns a healthy majority of their starters from a year ago. GM Bob Quinn has done and continues to do a great job of bringing in depth and competition for every position group. The biggest camp battles are at SS, C, SLB, DT, LT, and the slot receiver position.

9Offensive Week 1 Starters 

  • QB: Matthew Stafford
  • RB: Ameer Abdullah
  • FB: Michael Burton
  • WR1: Golden Tate
  • WR2: Marvin Jones
  • WR3: Anquan Boldin
  • TE: Eric Ebron
  • LT: Taylor Decker
  • LG: Laken Tomlinson
  • C: Travis Swanson
  • RG: Larry Warford
  • RT: Riley Reiff
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