3 Lions Veterans That Could be Training Camp Cuts
The Detroit Lions have again had an active offseason, hoping the changes they've made lead to success on the field. You can say many things about the Lions, but they are at least an organization that is not afraid to make a move. When you have been down for this long, what do you have to lose?
Because of this, surprise cuts are always a possibility. With that being said, these are three veterans that the Lions could cut in training camp.
1. David Blough, QB
Calling David Blough a veteran could be a stretch, but the returning quarterback is definitely at risk of being cut. Due to injuries to starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, Blough started five games last season, He lost them all. Now, these losses were not all his fault, but he also did not impress. This led to Detroit signing career backup Chase Daniel this offseason, making Blough expendable.
2. Oday Aboushi, OG
Oday Aboushi signed for the veteran's minimum this offseason and is currently slotted in at the starting right guard spot. However, the success of two current backups could lead to him getting cut altogether. Beau Benzschawel was an undrafted free agent last season. While the two-time first-team All-Big Ten lineman has high potential, he has yet to show it. Detroit also drafted Jonah Jackson in the third round this season. Not having the rookie minicamp hurts his early success, but if he shows up to training camp and impresses, he's win the starting job.
3. Jesse James, TE
Jesse James is often listed as the starting tight end for the Lions, with second-year stud T.J. Hockenson behind him. James is more of a blocking tight end, not being involved in the passing game much. He averaged just one catch per game last season, Hockenson not only is a talented receiving threat, he can also block. His progression could leave James without a significant role
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