Can Jeremy Ross Be the Answer for the Detroit Lions at Slot Receiver?

November 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The slot receiver position has been a thorn in the paw for the Detroit Lions all season. After trying some other candidates, Detroit has now turned to Jeremy Ross.
The Lions started the season with Calvin Johnson and Patrick Edwards outside and veteran Nate Burleson in the slot.
That configuration lasted exactly one game.
Edwards played his way off the roster, while Burleson thrived in the outside role. Kris Durham played as the third wideout, with Burleson and Johnson both playing the slot role.
When Ryan Broyles came back in Week 3, the hope was that the position would finally have some stability. It returned Burleson to his more natural outside role, and it pushed Durham down to the fourth wideout role, where he ideally belongs.
Unfortunately, Broyles never looked recovered from his torn ACL. The second-year player proved to be a minor threat, catching just eight passes in parts of six games before tearing his Achilles.
Broyles is now out for the year, ...

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