Detroit Lions fake punt conversion https://t.co/i6tXZhIkV6
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In the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins, the Detroit Lions converted a fake punt.
Punter Sam Martin threw a pass to full back Jed Collins for a 24-yard gain.
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It’s still early in Sunday’s matchup between the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins at Ford Field, but it’s obvious the Lions intend on pulling out all the stops to escape victorious.
Faced with a fourth down just under five minutes into the game, the Lions sent out their special teams unit for what appeared to be a conventional punt. But as punter Sam Martin fielded the punt...
Guys do all sorts of things after they score a touchdown. Sometimes it's just a simple little dance and other times they get a little mor creative and pull Sharpies out of their socks so they can autograph the ball for a fan.And then there are guys like Lions fullback Jed Collins who treat the ball like a little baby that needs to go to sleep.via Bleacher ReportRead more »
Good old-fashioned football is back in Detroit.
Well, sort of.
It's still going to be Stafford-to-Megatron as often as possible, but the Lions do have a traditional fullback on their 53-man roster for the first time since 2010. Jed Collins, a 5-foot-10, 252-pound bulldozer, is part of a dying breed in the NFL.
Sure, he can take advantage of defenses napping by catching a pass out...
The Detroit Lions have a real fullback on their roster again.
The team confirmed late Wednesday morning that Jed Collins has been signed to a one-year deal.
Collins played the last three seasons with the New Orleans Saints, but this will be his ninth NFL team since joining the league as an undrafted player coming out of Washington State in 2008.
Collins, 28, has 19 carries for 49...
Being the team with the least amount of cap room in the entire league currently isn't stopping the Saints from making moves. Indeed, the team has signed Erik Lorig to a four year contract. Lorig has been part of the Bucs as a starter and lead blocker for the last four seasons. The move would seem to indicate the Saints are moving on from Jed Collins, but I wouldn't rule out that...
Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports that free agent FB Jed Collins is visiting with the Lions this week.
Tripplett mentions that this could be a great landing spot for him given that former Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi is now running the Lions offense.
Tripplett, 28, signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Washington State back in 2008...