As the Detroit Lions make their final preparations for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, they have reportedly worked out a couple of players
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Lions worked out free-agent wide receiver Jeremy Kerley and defensive back, Michael “Mike” Jordan.
After trading Golden Tate this week, the Lions worked out free agent WR Jeremy Kerley, per source.
Also worked out Michael Jordan (the DB, not the basketball player).
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 2, 2018
Kerley was originally selected by the New York Jets in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL Draft. In 99 career games (40 starts), Kerley has 270 receptions for 3,116 yards and 13 touchdowns. He most recently played for the Buffalo Bill this season where he had two catches for seven yards in one game.
Jordan has only played in 22 career games (3 starts) and has 28 solo tackles and zero interceptions.
With or without Golden Tate, the 2018 Detroit Lions WERE NEVER winning the NFC North
As you know by now, Golden Tate is no longer a member of the Detroit Lions.
Earlier in the week, news broke that the Lions had traded their most consistent receiver over the past 4+ seasons to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third-round draft pick.
The move is one that has come under much scrutiny, especially from some local media members who cover the Lions for a living. Some have said the trade is a sign of the Lions front office waving the proverbial “white flag” on the season, while others have said the move would send a bad message to the rest of the players in the locker room and potentially cause them to “give up” on the season. I am not making his stuff up.
Anyone who believes either of those things is 100% clueless about NFL football and how it works. First of all, trading Tate had absolutely nothing to do with waving a white flag on the 2018 regular season. Though Tate has been the definition of consistency for the Lions since coming to the Motor City, he is not a player and will never be a player who puts the team over-the-top in terms of contending for a Super Bowl. The Lions offense has plenty of weapons and Tate, because of his age and contract situation moving forward, became expendable.
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