Following their 28-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Detroit Lions went back to the drawing board on Monday as they begin preparations for their upcoming game against the Minnesota Vikings.
According to Adam Schefter, the Lions hosted former New York Giants linebacker, Kelvin Sheppard on Monday.
Veteran NFL LB Kelvin Sheppard is back at the Lions for his second visit of season, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2018
Sheppard, who was originally selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, has bounced around the league a bit, including stops in Indianapolis, Miami, and New York.
In 100 career games (63 starts), Sheppard has accumulated 418 tackles (270 solo) and three sacks. During his most recent season with the Giants in 2017, he played in seven games (six starts) and had 49 tackles and a pair of interceptions.
Detroit Lions DL Ricky Jean Francois calls out teammates following loss to Seahawks
The Detroit Lions should be embarrassed after their abysmal performance during Sunday’s 28-14 loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks. After all, the Lions were dominated in all three phases of the game as the Seahawks were clearly the more prepared team and the team that wanted the win the most.
Following the game, Lions defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois spoke to the media and he was clearly not thrilled as he called out his teammates.
“We didn’t focus on nothing, we couldn’t stop the run, and we let the Seattle offense control the game. We killed ourselves in penalties, we didn’t connect with their plays and we didn’t focus at all. We were just out there playing.”
“I just want everybody to lock back in. Lock in for these next 10 weeks, just lock in. Leave everything else alone outside of this building. I know you love your family, but tell them you will see them in February. Just lock in and do your job.”