As the Detroit Lions made their final preparations for this Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, they were also busy working out seven players.
According to Howard Balzer, seven players had a tryout with the Lions. Those players included receivers Chad Hanson, Tanner McEovy, and Hunter Sharp, along with TEs Khari Lee, Marcus Lucas, and Tyrone Swoopes. Cornerback Denzel Rice also had a tryout.
Lions tryouts reported: WRs Chad Hansen, Tanner McEovy, Hunter Sharp; TEs Khari Lee, Marcus Lucas, Tyrone Swoopes; CB Denzel Rice;.
— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) November 10, 2018
This was most likely a case of the Lions updating their scouting report on these players. It is doubtful that any of them sign.
Is there any one particular word that describes what this season has been like for the Detroit Lions?
There have been some epic highs and some painful lows, that’s for certain. Yes, this is the Detroit Lions team that beat the New England Patriots. Actually, “annihilated” might be a more accurate description of how that game went. But, it’s also the same Detroit Lions team that was completely and utterly humiliated by the New York Jets to open the season. The same team that went on to beat the Green Bay Packers, and the same team that then went on to be again humiliated by the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks.
As is the case with every season, some players have been better than expected, while others have greatly under-performed. But, being that we’ve reached the halfway point of the season, it’s time for a position-by-position mid-season report card.
This category, obviously, is all about one Matthew Stafford. His backup, Matt Cassel, has thrown the ball just six times this season. Stafford on the other hand, has completed 196 of his 289 passes this season. He has thrown 14 touchdowns, and six interceptions. Once dubbed “Captain Comeback”, he has not been able to steer the ship in the right direction often enough this season. Stafford continues to be good, but it’s hard to say that he’s been great. Another average to just-above-average season for the Lions’ quarterback.
To read the rest of the grades, please click on the link below.