Former Detroit Lions assistant Fred Reed dies at 54 year old

According to a report from Eastern Michigan University, Fred Reed, who was an assistant coach on the Eagles football team, has passed away at the age of 54.

Reed also spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Detroit Lions as he was their safeties coach from 2006-07.

From Eastern Michigan:

“We are devastated to learn of Coach Reed’s passing,” said EMU Vice President/Director of Athletics Scott Wetherbee. “Fred was the ultimate model of a husband, father, friend, and coach. Our hearts go out to his wife, La’Shannon, his children, Amar’e and Khamara, and anyone who was lucky enough to have known him. He will be dearly missed.”

“Please keep Coach Reed’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time,” Head Football Coach Chris Creighton added. “It is impossible to capture what he means to all of us right now.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Fred Reed during this most difficult time.

Treylon Burks Can Be a Home-Run Pick for the Titans

After trading away their franchise receiver in a blockbuster deal, the Tennessee Titans are hoping they just took another one.

Tennessee dealt A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night and then drafted Treylon Burks 18th overall with one of the picks they netted from the Brown trade.

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At 6-foot-2 and 224 pounds, Burks definitely fits the prototype in terms of size, and his statistical profile hits the mark, as well. According to PlayerProfiler, Burks rates in at least the 90th percentile in both college target share (31.3%) and college dominator rating (45.9%). He’s also in the 76th percentile in yards per catch (16.8) and the 80th percentile for speed score. He went for 1,104 yards and 11 scores in his final campaign with Arkansas.

Burks checks a lot of boxes.

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