With teams being able to host free agent tryouts again, the Lions wasted no time in their efforts to bring in some new faces. Among those that were given a close look this past Thursday were running backs C.J. Prosise, Johnathan Williams and Troymaine Pope, linebacker Avery Moss, center Erik Magnuson, as well as cornerbacks Brian Allen and Dominique Hatfield.
Considering the already-loaded Lions backfield, it’s interesting to see the Lions hosting three running backs for tryouts, but it should come as no surprise to see the Lions doing their due diligence while they can.
The Lions also worked out a number of receivers on Friday with free agent quarterback Trevor Siemian throwing passes.
The Lions worked out a group of wide receivers today with QB Trevor Siemian made up of Chris Hogan, Shelton Gibson, Krishawn Hogan and Keon Hatcher.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 14, 2020
Today’s Question of the Day is:
Which free agent tryout(s) should the Lions sign?
My answer: The most intriguing name to me is no doubt C.J. Prosise, a former third-round pick with plenty of potential, but could never shake the injury bug. If he could stay healthy, I think he could end up pushing out a guy like Bo Scarbrough or Ty Johnson to make the team.
But if I had to actually choose one of these players to sign to the roster, it would have to be one of Chris Hogan or Shelton Gibson, due to the lack of depth at receiver for the Lions. With Chris Lacy’s release, the Lions don’t have a ton of talent at the bottom of their receiving corps, so bringing in an experienced vet like Hogan or a speed demon like Gibson could spark some nice competition for one of the final receiver spots. Hogan obviously has the Patriot connection, which could give him an edge.