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Notes: Marvin Hall believes Lions receivers will be ‘explosive’ in 2020

This is the year of the receiver, Hall says.

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Marvin Hall can’t wait to see what this season’s Detroit Lions receiving corps can do.

“I really feel that this year is the year that we get to showcase who we truly are,” the wide receiver told media Sunday.

And who they are is a pretty stacked group. Hall says it starts with the leaders—Marvin Jones Jr., Kenny Golladay, Danny Amendola, and himself. Now throw in Jamal Agnew’s move to receiver and rookie Quintez Cephus’ impressive showing at training camp and there’s certainly something to be excited about.

“I really feel like this year we should be really explosive,” he said.

When asked about what he’s focusing on this year in training camp, he said he’s working on his intermediate routes—he’s got deep ball covered.

“That’s always going to be something I’m great at,” he said.

Checks out.

Hall said specifically he’s been working with a trainer on slants, comebacks, all of that good stuff, but it’s been an adjustment.

“It’s not the easiest thing to come from running strictly deep balls to trying to work intermediate, but I feel like I’m adjusting pretty well,” he said. “I’ve learned a lot from the guys. Like I said, Marvin, ‘Dola, Kenny—they’ve taught me so much about the intermediate and I feel like I’m transitioning pretty well.”

Something tells me we’re gonna be seeing a lot more of him this season.

And onto the rest of your notes.

  • Dave Birkett offers a piece how some Lions are feeling about new NFL face shields. “I like the concept of it as far as more protection,” defensive tackle Danny Shelton said. “But it is something that’s really, like you’ve got to get used to it.”
  • Pro Football Focus’ Ben Linsey projects all 32 starting lineups for the 2020 season, noting that Quintez Cephus may be giving Danny Amendola a run for his money.
  • In case you wanted to check out highlights from week one of training camp: