Detroit Lions news: Youth is serving well, a familiar face comes in for a visit, trench data

Here's a look at some Detroit Lions news nuggets you can (hopefully) use on this Wednesday.

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Here's a look at some news around the Detroit Lions for Wednesday, Nov. 29.

The Detroit Lions will look to rally from a rough loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day with a road trip to take on the New Orleans Saints in Week 13. The break between games, after playing three stressful games in 12 days, should be very helpful.

Without further ado, here's a look at some of the latest news around the Lions.

Per the league's transaction wire on Tuesday, the Lions hosted wide receiver Tom Kennedy for a visit.

Kennedy of course played for the Lions from 2019-2022. He was eventually waived with an injury settlement after suffering an arm injury during training camp. The Lions circled back to him about a month ago, before trading for Donovan Peoples-Jones to fill the void left by Marvin Jones.

Kennedy is the kind of player Dan Campbell would have great affinity for, and the Lions' head coach has openly shown it. Familiarity, and possible special teams contributions, could bring a reunion here.

Update, 12:53 p.m. ET: The Lions have signed Kennedy to the practice squad, and they released wide receiver Dylan Drummond from the practice squad in the corresponding move.

ESPN list further proves youth is serving the Detroit Lions well

ESPN's Matt Miller and Matt Bowen created an "All Youngster Team" (subscription required), comprised of players around the league who are 24 years old or younger.

Four Lions made the list as first-team selections-Penei Sewell, Sam LaPorta, Aidan Hutchinson and Jack Campbell. Sewell was flipped to left tackle to accommodate Bears' right tackle Darnell Wright. Four of the 22 first-teamers are Lions (18 percent).

Jahmyr Gibbs and Brian Branch didn't make the list. Alim McNeill, Jameson Williams, Kerby Joseph and Josh Paschal are also lined up to key pieces of the future in Detroit. It's not breaking news that the Lions have a lot of young talent, but ESPN has offered more proof.