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Lions notes: Kevin Strong inspired by father’s battle with lung cancer

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The defensive tackle has off-the-field inspiration

Detroit Lions Training Camp Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Kevin Strong will be battling for a roster spot this month as he tries to work his way onto the teams 53-man roster. However, there is a bigger battle ongoing in his life.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press profiled Strong and his dad’s battle with lung cancer. Strong attended college at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and the team’s joint practices in Houston this week bring the defensive tackle back to his roots.

The profile goes over Strong’s relationship with his parents and how he balances family trouble with his dedication to the sport of football.

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