4 Detroit Lions players who won't survive training camp

We identify a wide receiver, running back, defensive tackle and tight end who won't make it onto the Lions' final roster
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4. Tight end Daniel Helm will not make it onto the final Lions roster

Last season, the Lions took a chance by trading stud tight end T.J. Hockenson. Not only did they take a risk by trading him, but they traded him within the division. This offseason, the position became a huge question mark. That was, until the NFL Draft happened.

Detroit now has their new starting, stud tight end in rookie Sam LaPorta out of Iowa. They went from one Iowa tight end to another, which isn't a bad strategy. The second-round pick has had a fantastic first offseason of work and appears to be filling Hockenson's shoes, no problem.

Behind LaPorta, the Lions have veterans Brock Wright and James Mitchell, who should make the team no problem. In fact, Wright is actually listed as the starter, still, but that won't last too long.

After those three, the Lions have two more veterans in Darrell Daniels and Daniel Helm, neither of whom will have a great shot at making the team. Helm, though, sits last on the depth chart. Daniels might actually stick around, should the Lions somehow keep four tight ends. But it doesn't look good for Helm, who hasn't appeared in a regular season game since 2021.