Ty Johnson, the real-life and fantasy sleeper the Lions need

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Ty Johnson, the real-life and fantasy sleeper the Lions need
Ty Johnson, the real-life and fantasy sleeper the Lions need

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Follow on Twitter ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Ty Johnson stepped on the turf at Ford Field two weeks ago and lined up in the backfield. Tom Savage handed him the ball. He burst off on the right side. Gained 13 yards. None of it counted. A holding call nullified the first run of his NFL career. It was a preseason game, but being able to pull off that type of speed run immediately in the pros also did something more valuable. Johnson wasn't sure how his skills would fit in the NFL. It's the question of almost every rookie when he makes

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