Lions Worked Out Eight Players Including QB Landry Jones

According to Howard Balzer, the Detroit Lions brought in eight free agents for Workouts on Wednesday including QB Landry Jones.

The full list of tryouts for the Lions includes:

  1. WRs Deontez Alexander
  2. WR Aaron Burbridge
  3. WR Bennie Fowler
  4. TE Blake Bell
  5. TE Clive Walford
  6. QB Landry Jones
  7. QB Nic Shimonek
  8. CB Tony Lippett

Jones, 28, is a former fourth-round pick by the Steelers in the 2013 NFL Draft. He finished out the final year of his four-year rookie contract and returned to Pittsburgh on a two-year contract last offseason.

However, the Steelers elected to release Jones coming out of the preseason and they trimmed their roster down to 53 players.

Jones has worked out for a number of teams in recent weeks, including the 49ers, Patriots, Cowboys, Lions and Jaguars. 

In 2017, Jones appeared in three games for the Steelers and recorded 23 completions on 28 attempts (82.1 percent) for 239 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Walford, 26, is a former third-round pick out of Miami by the Raiders in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Raiders elected to place him on waivers back in April and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Jets.

However, Walford lasted just a few months in New York, as he was unfortunately among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason.

Since becoming a free agent, Walford has worked out for the Bengals, Jaguars and Chiefs but left both meetings without a contract.

In 2017, Walford appeared in 13 games for the Raiders and recorded nine receptions for 80 yards receiving and no touchdown.

Fowler, 27, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in May of 2014. He wasn’t able to make the 53-man roster during his rookie season, but later wound up on their practice squad and returned on a future/reserve contract.

The Broncos brought Fowler back on one-year exclusive rights deals each of the past two years. However, Denver declined to tender him a contract as a restricted free agent this offseason and he later signed on with the Bears. Chicago, unfortunately, released him coming out of the preseason.

The Patriots signed Fowler to a contract a few weeks later only to cut him loose after.

In 2017, Fowler appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and caught 29 passes for 350 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

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