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Lions-Bills snap counts: Detroit continues to work Will Harris

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The Lions’ third-round rookie is getting more playing time than anyone else in the secondary.

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Here’s a look at the snap counts from the Detroit Lions’ third preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.

Offense:

Quarterbacks

Matthew Stafford: 33 (45%)
David Fales: 21 (28%)
Josh Johnson: 20 (27%)

Running backs

C.J. Anderson: 23 (31%)
Zach Zenner: 20 (27%) — 4 special teams snaps (14%)
Mark Thompson: 13 (18%)
Nick Bawden: 10 (14%) — 4 (14%)
Ty Johnson: 9 (12%) — 3 (10%)
Kerryon Johnson: 8 (11%)

Tight ends

T.J. Hockenson: 26 (35%)
Isaac Nauta: 23 (31%) — 10 (34%)
Jerome Cunningham: 16 (22%) — 11 (38%)
Jesse James: 16 (22%) — 3 (10%)
Logan Thomas: 8 (11%) — 11 (38%)
Austin Traylor: 7 (9%) — 8 (28%)

Wide receivers

Marvin Jones Jr.: 32 (43%)
Kenny Golladay: 32 (43%)
Travis Fulgham: 29 (39%) — 6 (21%)
Jonathan Duhart: 19 (26%) — 13 (45%)
Danny Amendola: 18 (24%)
Chris Lacy: 17 (23%) — 8 (28%)
Deontez Alexander: 12 (16%)
Tom Kennedy: 11 (15%) — 4 (14%)
Brandon Powell: 10 (14%) — 2 (7%)
Andy Jones: 8 (11%) — 2 (7%)
Jordan Lasley: 4 (5%) — 2 (7%)

Offensive tackles

Rick Wagner: 33 (45%) — 3 (10%)
Andrew Donnal: 33 (45%) — 3 (10%)
Taylor Decker: 33 (45%)
Matt Nelson: 24 (32%) — 2 (7%)
Ryan Pope: 8 (11%) — 2 (7%)

Guards/centers

Beau Benzschawel: 34 (46%) — 2 (7%)
Graham Glasgow: 32 (43%) — 3 (10%)
Frank Ragnow: 31 (42%) — 2 (7%)
Kenny Wiggins: 28 (38%) — 3 (10%)
Joe Dahl: 27 (36%) — 3 (10%)
Leo Koloamatangi: 25 (34%) — 3 (10%)
Luke Bowanko: 24 (32%) — 2 (7%)
Oday Aboushi: 23 (31%)
Micah St. Andrew: 15 (20%) — 2 (7%)

Observations:

  • David Fales and Josh Johnson split time after Matthew Stafford left midway through the second quarter. Perhaps most importantly, though, Fales came in first.
  • Something I find very interesting: Danny Amendola only played in 18 of 33 first-team offense snaps. Could this be a sign the Lions are only going three wide around 50-55 percent of the time, as opposed to 61 percent last year?
  • The Lions gave their newer receivers (Travis Fulgham, Jonathan Duhart, Chris Lacy) a bunch of looks on Friday, while their familiar names (Andy Jones, Brandon Powell) barely got any playing time. Does this speak to the current depth charts or are the Lions simply trying to get longer looks at more unfamiliar players?
  • Isaac Nauta needed a big game against the Bills and he got plenty of chances. Perhaps more notably, Nauta got a huge chunk of special teams snaps, perhaps increasing his value to the team.

Defense:

Defensive end

Jonathan Wynn: 36 (56%) — 3 (10%)
Mitchell Loewen: 22 (34%) — 3 (10%)
Romeo Okwara: 12 (19%) — 1 (3%)
Mike Daniels: 12 (19%)

Defensive tackle

Kevin Strong: 40 (62%) — 4 (14%)
Fred Jones: 19 (30%)
A’Shawn Robinson: 11 (17%) — 1 (3%)
P.J. Johnson: 10 (16%) — 3 (10%)
Damon Harrison Sr.: 9 (14%)
Ray Smith: 7 (11%)

Linebackers

Anthony Pittman: 48 (75%) — 9 (31%)
Malik Carney: 42 (66%) — 7 (24%)
Jalen Reeves-Maybin: 34 (53%) — 8 (28%)
Garret Dooley: 29 (45%) — 12 (41%)
Jahlani Tavai: 14 (22%) — 4 (14%)
Christian Jones: 14 (22%) — 1 (3%)
Devon Kennard: 12 (19%) — 1 (3%)
Miles Killebrew: 10 (16%) — 11 (38%)
Jarrad Davis: 2 (3%)

Cornerbacks

Andre Chachere: 33 (52%) — 3 (10%)
Amani Oruwariye: 31 (48%) — 5 (17%)
Mike Ford: 27 (42%) — 7 (24%)
Jonathan Alston: 26 (41%) — 7 (24%)
Darius Slay: 16 (25%)
Rashaan Melvin: 16 (25%)
Dee Virgin: 12 (19%) — 9 (31%)
Justin Coleman: 9 (14%) — 6 (21%)
Jamar Summers: 8 (12%) — 6 (21%)
Jamal Agnew: 4 (6%) — 5 (17%)

Safety

Will Harris: 39 (61%) — 13 (45%)
Andrew Adams: 32 (50%) — 11 (38%)
Tavon Wilson: 25 (39%) — 6 (21%)
Tracy Walker: 16 (25%) — 1 (3%)
Quandre Diggs: 16 (25%) — 1 (3%)
C.J. Moore: 16 (21%) — 9 (27%)
Charles Washington: 0 (0%) — 13 (45%)

Observations:

  • Mike Daniels and Damon Harrison Sr. made their preseason debuts but both only played a couple of series before being taken out.
  • No surprise that the Lions took long looks at Andre Chachere, Mike Ford and Amani Oruwariye, as the team is still looking to figure out who their reserve cornerbacks will be, especially with Teez Tabor still sidelined.
  • The Lions took a similar approach with linebacker, as they may be prepping for time without Jarrad Davis. The Lions’ depth is a little scarce, so Anthony Pittman and Malik Carney got a good portion of playing time Friday.
  • Not many have had more playing time this preseason than Will Harris. In all three preseason games, he’s played at least 60 percent of defensive snaps. And we’re actually starting to see some of that improvement coming now.