It didn’t take long for former Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron to make an impression with his new team, the Indianapolis Colts. The polarizing player in Detroit scored a 26-yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Take a look:
Ebron, who the Lions let go despite exercising his fifth-year option last offseason, impressed throughout Colts training camp this year and that appears to have bled over into the first week of the regular season. After the first half, Ebron led the Colts with 39 receiving yards on three catches.
The Lions, on the other hand, are still trying to make sense of their tight end situation. Detroit kept four tight ends on the roster, three of which weren’t on the team last season. At this point, there is no clear No. 1 tight end to replace Ebron. It could be free agent additions Luke Willson or Levine Toilolo, last year’s fourth-round pick Michael Roberts, or preseason standout Hakeem Valles.