Yesterday a report came out that the Detroit Lions would be hosting several kickers for workouts today. That workout list has spread to more than just kickers. Below is a list that will be updated today with every known player coming in for a workout. There are five in total so far, and this list is expected to grow as the day progresses.
K Matt Prater (Denver) – Considered one of the best kickers on the market. He has off the field issues but is still considered to be the best option for the Lions.
K Jay Feely (Arizona) – Feely is much older, but has had a better career field goal percentage than Prater. He was also lobbying for a job with the Lions while watching Alex Henery miss three field goals Sunday.
K Connor Barth (Tampa Bay) – Has an 84% career field goal percentage which tops both Prater and Feely. He has had issues hitting field goals consistently from beyond 40 yards.
CB Ellis Lankster (New York Jets) – Has two career interceptions, both of which came in 2012. He has been in the league since 2009 and has not established himself as more than a special teams player.
CB Curtis Marsh (Philadelphia) – Marsh is intriguing as he was a 3rd round pick in 2011 but has yet to showcase himself in any meaningful playing time. He is a bigger corner at 6’1 197lbs which makes him a good physical fit. They are likely just looking at him though in the event that another corner goes down with an injury.
DE Caesar Rayford (Dallas) – Rayford is a beast at 6’7 285lbs. The former Dallas Cowboy could be a perfect fit for the Detroit Lions big defensive line should someone get hurt. They are also likely scouting him for the offseason.
CB R.J. Stanford (Cincinnati) – At 5’10 187lbs Stanford is an average sized corner. He has great speed though having ran the 40 in 4.42 seconds. The Lions are always scouting corners given their bad luck with injuries so far this season.
CB Trevin Wade (New Orleans) – Wade is a little bigger than Stanford at 5’11 and 192lbs but he is still small in comparason to Darius Slay. Still though, the Lions are likely reviewing their options here.