Just a week ago, it looked like the linebacker position could be a weak link for Detroit. The addition of Carpenter – along with the acquisition of Stephen Tulloch, Justin Durant and fifth-round draft pick Doug Hogue – has flipped the script. While it remains to be seen if it will be a position of strength, the depth is there.
On Friday, former Lions offensive lineman Mike Utley plans to swing by training camp in Allen Park. That visit, though, will follow today’s scheduled stop in Kalamazoo, where he’ll give the keynote speech at a breakfast before the U.S. Tennis Association Boys’ 18 and 16 National Championships.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.