A couple weeks ago, Bo Scarbrough saw his Detroit Lions career come to a quiet ending. The running back was placed on injured reserve in September due to a leg injury when the team signed Adrian Peterson. After working his way back from IR to practices in October, Scarbrough lasted just a week on Detroit’s active roster before the Lions outright released him. For the only game he was eligible to play in—Week 7 against the Falcons—he was one of six players on the Lions’ inactive list.
But Scarbrough may get another shot in the NFL this year. On Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks signed Scarbrough to their practice squad, and he could get a real shot at playing there. The Seahawks are dealing with a ton of injuries and both Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde missed last week’s game for Seattle. Last week against the Bills, the Seahawks relied on DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer in the running game, and they combined for just 47 yards on 13 carries.
We wish Scarbrough the best in Seattle and hope his career still has some juice in it.
- The Lions are raising money for their team charities by auctioning off signed authentic jerseys. Available still: Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr., Taylor Decker and Kerryon Johnson, among others.
- Adrian Peterson is a good teammate:
Based on several Instagram stories, it seems that Adrian Peterson handed out electric bikes to a bunch of his teammates today. pic.twitter.com/mBRQOitRRL— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) November 10, 2020
- Chris Burke over at The Athletic (who was our guest on this week’s Man Coverage podcast) handed out midseason grades for the entire Lions roster (subscription required).
- I joined the “Detroit Lions on the Prowl” podcast to talk about Matt Patricia, Bob Quinn and the future of the franchise:
- The Lions have the worst drop percentage in the league. Justin Rogers of the Detroit News has more on what’s ailing the Lions after having such low (good) drop percentages in recent years.
- Despite the low drop percentage, one Lions receiver has been among the best in contested catches... he just happens to be the injured one. Reminder: Kenny Golladay has only played in five games:
Leaders in contested catches:— PFF (@PFF) November 11, 2020
1. Allen Robinson II - 14
2. A.J. Green - 12
T-3. DeVante Parker/ Keenan Allen - 11
5. Kenny Golladay - 10 pic.twitter.com/MjwKmzTqfU