Lions Ditch Drummond

In a move that surprised few, the Detroit Lions dumped veteran kick returner Eddie Drummond on Thursday.

In a move that surprised few, the Detroit Lions dumped veteran kick returner Eddie Drummond on Thursday.

The team only held a morning practice, but announced the decision later in the afternoon. It was unclear who would fill Drummond's void at kick-returner, but it's likely that the job will be up for grabs, with receivers Shaun McDonald and Kevin Kasper vying for the spot.

Drummond, who has spent the past five seasons in Detroit, averaged 21.8 yards per return in 2006, but was used sparingly in offensive coordinator Mike Martz's offense. With the team loaded at receiver entering 2007, Drummond -- a standout pass catcher in college -- never saw action in practice or during the pre-season on offense.

Drummond's standout campaign came in 2004, when he became just one of three players in league history to record two punt and kick-return touchdowns in the same campaign. He represented the team in the Pro Bowl that season, in addition to being named to the 2005 Associated Press All-Pro team.

After a stellar career at Penn State, Drummond joined the Lions as an undrafted free-agent in 2001.

For more information on this move, read Lions' insider Mike Fowler's blog.


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