Paws For Thought

Several Lions' rookies, including wide receiver and Eddie Drummond and running back James Mungro, have been impressive -- but neither have been penciled into the 53-man roster. Find out who will, and who won't. Plus, Detroit may have their eyes on a few players elsewhere that could be placed on the waiver wire.

James Mungro may have won a job and Eddie Drummond may have lost one.  Mungro was Detroit's leading rusher, carrying 12 times for 56 yards.  Mungro and Lamont Warren were Detroit's main two ball carriers with Warren gettting five carries for just 19 yards.  Warren could be the odd man out in this competition, if not, Mungro could be stashed on the practice squad.  The undrafted rookie free agent has shown speed and elusiveness. 

Detroit will likely keep an eye out to see if the San Francisco 49'ers release running back Jamal Robertson, the former NFL Europe player of the year. The free agent ran for 112 yards in a 27-3 win over a normally tough San Diego Chargers defense.

Meanwhile, Eddie Drummond dropped several balls.  Let's hope this doesn't cost him his job.  Drummond has been one of Detroit's best receivers prior to last night's game which we'll chalk up to a rookie worried about the 'turk'.

Look for Detroit to try to sign a veteran linebacker off the waiver wire. Oakland's Greg Biekert might be a candidate.  Primarily a middle linebacker, Biekert was asked to take a pay cut by the Raiders and refused. "I've told them [the Raider] where I stand on the issue. They're the ones in a position to make a decision," he said. "Now it's up to them."  He might find himself on the wire now that rookie Napoleon Harris has moved into the starting position.


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