Lions believe in Miles Killebrew as a safety
Detroit Lions safety Miles Killebrew is a "safety, first and foremost," general manager Bob Quinn considers.
Killebrew has the size to be a linebacker (6'2", 222 pounds) and played that position in certain sub-packages last year. But ultimately the Lions believe his future is at safety. "You can call him what you want to call him," said Quinn. "He can play down near the box because of his size, but he’s a safety." The 2016 fourth-rounder could push starter Tavon Wilson for snaps at strong safety this season.
The Detroit Lions had the second-worst defense by Adjusted Defensive Passing Net Expected Points per play in 2016. They need to do something to address their issues.
- D'Andre Swift (groin) officially questionable for Monday night September 19th, 2021
- Colts "confident" Parris Campbell (abdomen) will play in Week 2 September 19th, 2021
- Colts' Michael Pittman Jr. (ankle) expected to play Week 2 September 19th, 2021
- D'Wayne Eskridge (concussion) doubtful for Seahawks Sunday September 19th, 2021
- Elijah Mitchell "expected" to lead 49ers' backfield Sunday September 19th, 2021
- Rashaad Penny (calf) doubtful for Seahawks in Week 2 September 19th, 2021
- Steelers' Eric Ebron (hamstring) DNP Thursday September 16th, 2021
- Pittsburgh's T.J. Watt fully practices on Wednesday September 8th, 2021
- Steelers' Anthony McFarland placed on injured reserve September 1st, 2021
- Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger says arm feels 'pretty good' August 23rd, 2021
- Schefter: Steelers' Chase Claypool suffered "minor ankle sprain" August 17th, 2021
- Steelers expecting a "big jump" from receiver Chase Claypool August 16th, 2021