When training camp opens, one of the battles worth keeping an eye on will be for the starting returner job. Stefan Logan has been the Lions' returner the last two seasons, but he is going to face competition this summer for it from both Titus Young and Patrick Edwards.
Throughout the offseason we have heard that Young is going to get a chance to return kicks and punts, and he did just that during the Lions' minicamp this week. Young previously returned kicks and punts in college, and he would especially like to be the Lions' punt returner.
"Returning punts is more of a challenge and it’s more of a chance to create your space a little bit more," Young said. "Punt return is really where my heart is. Ever since I was younger that's where I really got noticed, just catching the ball and just making a lot of people miss. I’d definitely love to do (it)."
Young will make the team regardless of if he's the returner or not. For Logan and Edwards, making the 53-man roster very well may come down to winning the returner job. Logan has been working on becoming more involved with the offense to increase his chances of sticking around, but if someone like Young is able to return kicks and punts for the Lions, Logan may become expendable. The same goes if Edwards is able to come in and be not only a solid option as the No. 5 receiver, but also as a returner. Logan could be pushed out of a job and a roster spot.