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Notes: Savage and Cook reflect on their paths to the Lions

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Both former fourth-round picks come to the team with experience and wisdom from time on several rosters.

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Two days ago, we mentioned an article by Chris Burke over at The Athletic contemplating the backup quarterback situation in Detroit. The team has 29-year-old Tom Savage and 26-year-old Connor Cook on the roster, but neither has ever been billed as a succession plan behind Matthew Stafford. Thursday, other parts of the Lions beat checked in with these younger veterans who are both hoping to make the roster as the number two guy.

Justin Rogers from the Detroit News covered Savage’s journey from the time he was a highly touted high school prospect to being the professional he is today. An interesting note from Rogers on the former Texans starter bodes well for his ability to make the throws designed for a Stafford-run offense:

Dave Birkett with the Detroit Free Press, meanwhile, looked in on former Spartan Connor Cook’s adjustment to coming home to the Lions after time with the Raiders, Panthers, and Bengals.

  • Devon Kennard did events with the Play 60 program during his time with the Giants, and he has continued that part of his community outreach to his current squad:

  • Big Play Slay also visited an elementary school this week to spread a great message to the kids:

  • In case anyone somehow forgot, here is a reminder that Calvin Johnson was pretty good deep down the field:

  • Both Kyle Meinke at mlive.com and Dave Birkett from the Detroit Free Press have nice stories about how Zach Zenner managed to improve his MCAT score while simultaneously being a shredded beast and a devoted dad:

  • PFF also pointed out that Damon Harrison Sr. is pretty good up front at the line:

  • Some lucky fans will get to go on the road with the Detroit Lions. Will it be you?