Week 3 Rookie Report

Charles Rogers - Rogers caught 6 balls for 54 yards in the Lions' loss against the Vikings. Boss Bailey - Bailey wasn't in on too many plays Sunday. Cory Redding - Redding played in his first game of the season after coming off a knee injury. More details rookie report inside!

WR - Charles Rogers - Rogers caught 6 balls for 54 yards in the Lions' loss against the Vikings. He only averaged 9 yards per catch, but still caught a few first down balls to keep drives moving. The Vikes weren't able to jam him at the line of scrimmage like the Packers, but Rogers was still pushed around a few times. Do not be discouraged by his lack of big plays thus far into the season, as he is still learning the nuances of the west coast system.

SLB - Boss Bailey - Bailey wasn't in on too many plays Sunday. He only had 2 solo tackles and assisted on a pair of others. Part of his lack of production is because he lets lead blockers get into his body and push, the other, because he overruns plays. These two negatives can be coached out of him. Scouting reports from day one have said he is very coachable and willing to learn. Look for Boss' production to increase as he improves basic linebacker techniques.

DT/DE - Cory Redding - Redding played in his first game of the season after coming off a knee injury. He recorded 2 overall tackles. The Lions' starting defensive line has not been productive in the first three games of the season, which should lead to more PT for the third round pick.

S - Terrence Holt - The fifth rounder has seen zero playing time in his tenure as a Lion. However, with injuries and lack of production in the secondary, Holt may be used in situational downs. Starting free safety Brian Walker recorded no tackles on Sunday and has shown lack of speed this season. If he continues to falter, look for Holt to play.


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