Dan Campbell Explains Absence of Josh Pa


Dan Campbell Explains Absence of Josh Pa

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The only rookie who remains away from Detroit Lions minicamp is defensive lineman The Kentucky product hasnt been with the team, and has yet to sign his rookie contract. Despite that, theres little concern in the eyes of Lions head coach Dan Campbell. In fact, Campbell said the main reason hes been inactive is because of an injury. Were trying to be smart with him, Campbell said. Hes got a lower extremity injury. Trying to be smart. There will be a couple guys we back off of (Wednesday). Just trying to be , get him out of here healthy.Drafted in the second round, Paschal was a three-time captain at Kentucky as a defensive end. General manager was Addison Reed Jersey a fan of him, so much so that he wasted little time selecting him in the second round. "The entire building was just in love with the player," Holmes told in a May interview. "The first time that I watched him on film, I just saw the film and I was like, 'This guy is unbelievable.' Just in terms of his versatility and his explosivene s. He's high-motor. He fits all the intangibles that we look for. But, then when you learn more about the human being, that was just the icing Anibal Sanchez Jersey on top. It was like okay, he was one of those guys, and I told Dan (Campbell), I said, 'If we don't come off with this guy, I'm going to be mad.'"Paschal is the only Lions draft pick who remains unsigned. Pair of wideouts making impre sionsAcquired in a trade at the end of last preseason, wide receiver Trinity Benson didnt make a concrete impact in his first year as a member of the Lions.Scroll to ContinueIn eight games, he caught 10 pa ses for 103 yards. Now, in his first offseason with the team, he is making a solid impre sion on his head coach. I thought Trinity Benson did a hell of a Minnesota Twins Custom Jersey job (Tuesday), Campbell said. Hes having a helluva spring.Campbell explained that the full year with the team has benefitted Benson. After all, he didnt join the Lions until the week before the regular season. Hes kind of started all over, as far as verbiage with everyone else, Campbell said. Weve changed enough things to where everyones learning at the same rate now. I think the fact that hes been here for six weeks now, hes built a rapport with the quarterbacks. They trust that hes gonna be where he Fernando Rodney Jersey needs to be. Because of that, you see the confidence and hes playing faster. Hes running, our defense feels it. To this kids credit, I know its early, I know were in pajamas, but he came up and said, Coach, what do I need to do? We talked about it, and he took it serious. Hes always put in the work, and thats a credit to him.Campbell said the best skill Benson has to offer is his speed. The 6-foot receiver has been unleashing this speed as his confidence has grown, which has led to his strong offseason to this point. Though plenty of attention in Detroits wide receiver room goes to Amon-Ra St. Brown, who deserves it after setting the Lions record for receiving yards by a rookie in 2021, Quintez Cephus served as an under-the-radar option early in the season. In five games, he caught 15 pa ses for 204 yards and two touchdowns. However, his season ended in that fifth game when he suffered a broken collarbone against the Minnesota Vikings. Hes currently working his way back from the injuries, and has been active in camp. Campbell said he was impre sive in competitive drills Tuesday. At this point, its very much like last year to an extent, Campbell said. He was here, he put in the work. Hes doing what we ask him to do. Last year, it was kind of like, put him in a competitive environment and he shows up. Thats when you really feel him. We dont ignore those things. Erick Aybar Jersey I dont ignore them.

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