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RE: Will Patrick O'Connor make the Lions roster?
Latest update has all 3 new DE's making the roster because of the injury situation, and need to find pass rushers.

"The Lions’ need at pass rusher opens up an opportunity for Barrett, Valoaga and O’Connor to all make the 53-man roster. But nothing is guaranteed at this point, as the Lions are still looking to acquire players along the defensive line, including recently putting in a waiver claim for Kony Ealy (who was awarded to the New York Jets)."

Hopefully they don't pick up Ealy!

http://lionswire.usatoday.com/2017/08/28...n-edition/
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RE: Will Patrick O'Connor make the Lions roster?
Lions rookies fight for one — maybe two — spots at DE
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/...105092412/
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Will Patrick O'Connor make the Lions roster?
Ealy went to the Jets but I'd be shocked if they didn't add someone at the end position.
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RE: Will Patrick O'Connor make the Lions roster?
(08-30-2017 04:45 AM)vannzee Wrote:  Ealy went to the Jets but I'd be shocked if they didn't add someone at the end position.

Agree.

I would think both POC and Toledo's Storm Norton are candidates for the practice squad.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/...105117224/
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RE: Will Patrick O'Connor make the Lions roster?
(08-31-2017 01:50 PM)emu steve Wrote:  More speculation:

http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/201...iver_index

Pretty pathetic if the Lions keep this guy.........a problem waiting to happen:

"Valoaga went undrafted out of UNLV, and for good reason. He didn’t play in 2014 because of academic problems, played just six games in 2015 because of a broken ankle, and then was dismissed from the team in 2016 because of a violation of team rules."

POC obviously has a gigantic character advantage over Valoaga, and a size advantage over Barrett. Hope he has a sack or two in this final preseason game to secure the roster spot!
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RE: Will Patrick O'Connor make the Lions roster?
http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/201..._li_1.html

From the mlive article:

"Kerry Hyder played his way onto the roster last year by erupting for three sacks in the preseason finale against Buffalo. But the Lions didn't get that kind of clarity tonight at defensive end -- in fact, quite the opposite. Valoaga and Alex Barrett didn't record a single tackle until the second half, despite steady snaps. Barrett lined up in the neutral zone too. Twice, actually. And he did it on the game's first two series. Yikes. And Pat O'Connor was similarly underwhelming (although a penalty for unnecessary roughness on the QB was bull you-know-what). "

Hopefully POC finds a way to make the roster.....
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RE: Will Patrick O'Connor make the Lions roster?
This projection has POC, Golladay and (Storm) Norton (TOL-OL) making the Lions' roster. Amazing 3 MAC rookies.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/...105179864/
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RE: Will Patrick O'Connor make the Lions roster?
And Michael Roberts, so it would be 4 MAC rookies. It would be pretty cool if they all made it.
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(09-01-2017 11:09 AM)EagleSam Wrote:  And Michael Roberts, so it would be 4 MAC rookies. It would be pretty cool if they all made it.

Sorry. Brain fart on my part.

I focused on not forgetting Norton and forgot Roberts.
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