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Notes: Detroit Lions can bolster depth with these 7 Patriots

A look at seven Patriots who could beef up the Lions roster.

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It was clear after Thursday’s preseason performance, the Lions need a littttttttttttttttle bitta depth improvement.

Reserves on both the Lions and the New England Patriots took the field to battle it out for positions and roster spots last week during the first preseason game. Things got a little rough in the Lions 31-3 loss, exposing some weaknesses in a few key areas.

The Patriots are known for scouting for talent during joint practices with other teams, so it’s not that surprising that the Lions began doing it too. Last year, they signed defensive end Romeo Okwara off waivers after seeing what he’s made of during joint practices with the New York Giants.

So, The Detroit News’ Justin Rogers took a look at seven Patriots who could potentially help the Lions roster. Read that first, then check out some clips I found of some of his choices.

1. Wide receiver Dontrelle Inman

2. Offensive tackle Tyree St. Louis

The Spanish is roughly translated (I know very little Spanish, much to my own annoyance) to: “The RT Tyree St. Louis pass set is very promising. Good reaction to the snap, fast kick step, very wide, allows you to gain a lot of depth against speed rush. He has no polished slide, but works with a broad base and is patient in the punch. Eye to Tyree!”

3. Linebacker Elandon Roberts

For the rest of Rogers’ list head to his article on The Detroit News

And with that, onto the rest of your notes.

  • Dave Birkett with what he calls an unpopular opinion, that Kenny Wiggins and Joe Dahl, competing for the starting left guard spot, played relatively well in the Lions preseason debut.
  • For anyone who doesn’t feel like thinking about last Thursday, the folks over at the Freep decided to rank the top 100 Lions players of all time.
  • Speaking of legends, 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Gil Brandt visited Saturday’s practice. File that under things I like to see on my feed.

  • Also Kerryon Johnson got this incredible tweet. I emphatically stan this young genius.