Official Detroit Lions Claim Conner Vernon

Today the Detroit Lions waiver claim for wide receiver Conner Vernon became official.  They waived wide receiver Quintin Payton to make room for Vernon.  Vernon is in his second year in the NFL having signed with Oakland last year, and spending time with both Cleveland and Cincinnati this year.  He is viewed as nothing more than a camp body at this point.  Vernon played college ball at Duke University and measures in at a mere 6’0 and 192 pounds.  He fits the small receiver mold that Joe Lombardi likes and should plug into the role that Quintin Payton filled last week.  With only a few days of practice before this week’s game, I would expect him to play but in a vanilla offense.

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