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REPORT: Kerryon Johnson was not the Detroit Lions first choice

One of the bright spots for the Detroit Lions the season has been rookie running back Kerryon Johnson.

The Lions traded in the second round to select Johnson and he has performed admirably when given a chance so far this season.

But according to NFL insider Jay Glazer, Johnson was not the Lions first choice when it comes to running back. According to Glazer, the Lions wanted to trade the Seattle Seahawks for Rashad Penny after the Seahawks selected him with the 27th pick in the first round.

So far in nine games with the Seahawks, Penny has 54 carries for 254 yards and a touchdown. He also has nine receptions for 75 yards on the season.

As for Johnson, he has 103 carries for 554 yards and two scores. In addition, the Lions rookie has 30 catches for 203 yards and a touchdown.

It is unclear what Bob Quinn offered the Seahawks for Penny, but this is certainly one move that we are glad did not work out.

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Ignas Brazdeikis’ most recent comments should have Michigan fans excited

On Wednesday night, the Michigan “Revenge Tour” expanded to the basketball court as the Wolverines squared off against the Villanova Wildcats in what was a rematch of 2018 National Championship Game. This time around, the Wolverines handled their business from the opening tip as they cruised to a 73-46 win on Villanova’s home court.

With the win, Michigan moved to 3-0 on the season and one of the main reasons why is the 6-7 freshman, Ignas Brazdeikis, who is tied for the team-lead with Charles Matthews at 16.3 points per game.

If you have had the opportunity to watch Brazdeikis play this season, you may feel like you have seen him in a Michigan uniform before. In fact, you have to look back to the 2017-2018 season when Moritz Wagnerdonned the Wolverines No. 13. But it’s not just that Brazdeikis wears the same number as Wagner did during his time in Ann Arbor, it’s his confidence in his abilities.

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Written by Don Drysdale

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