Entering rookie mini-camp, the Detroit Lions had four open spots remaining on their 90-man roster. Per NFL rules, they were allowed to bring in five unsigned players on a try-out basis during camp. Now that camp has concluded, two of those try-out players have reportedly taken advantage of their opportunity and earned a contract: Safety Alijah Holder and tight end Charlie Taumoepeau.
Onwuzurike and McNeill spoke with reporters following Detroit’s third and final day of rookie minicamp. Oh yeah. I already love the dude (McNeill) as a person, real good guy,” Onwuzurike said.
The Detroit Lions just went through three days of rookie minicamp without a quarterback present, leaving three former gunslingers on the team’s new coaching staff to handle those duties. While three days of practice without a rostered quarterback on the field sounds strange, Lions coach Dan Campbell clarified the situation while shedding light on what the league allowed teams to do in terms of outside tryouts.