There wasn’t much surprise when the Lions cut 2014 first-round pick Eric Ebron this offseason.
The tight end had four inconsistent seasons in Detroit and he was set to make $8.25 million under the terms of his fifth-year option Thomas Morstead Jersey
, which the Lions exercised in 2017 in hopes that Ebron’s play made it more difficult to move on without him.
Surprising or not, the move leaves the Lions with an opening at tight end on the first team. They signed former Seahawk Luke Willson and former Falcon Levine
Toilolo to go with 2017 fourth-round pick Michael Roberts for a competition that
quarterback Matthew Stafford is looking forward to watching.
“You know, I think we??e got a lot of talented guys in that room, honestly K.J. Wright Jersey
,” Stafford said, via the team’s website. ??? think it?? going to be a fun spring and into summer to see kind of how that shakes out.
They??e all working extremely hard. You know, really all of them learning a
system that?? still somewhat new to them.”
General Manager Bob Quinn talked up Roberts’ “versatility to contribute in the passing game as a receiver, in protection Jalen Richard Jersey
, as well as his role last year was really probably one of our better blockers on the line of scrimmage.” He only caught four passes as a
rookie, however, while Willson and Toilolo had 27 between them.
Ebron had 53 catches last year, so there would seem to be a big opportunity for someone’s numbers to go way up if they give Stafford the fun he’s looking
for in the coming months.
Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee has sued the estates of three men the former New England Patriots player was charged with killing in an
effort to ensure their daughter benefits from the sale of the ex-NFL star’s
The families of Odin Lloyd Reggie White Jersey
, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado have filed wrongful-death lawsuits against Hernandez’s estate. Should they win, money from
the mansion’s sale could be used to pay damages.
The Boston Herald reports that Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez’s suit filed on behalf of their 5-year-old daughter requests a trial to determine whether Aaron
Hernandez’s declaration of homestead remains in effect.
The Massachusetts Homestead Act protects up to $500,000 of a property’s equity from creditors.
Hernandez was acquitted of killing Abreu and Furtado days before his prison suicide. His death erased his 2015 conviction in Lloyd’s killing.
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