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    Lions release return specialist Eddie Drummond

    [size=13pt]Lions release former Pro Bowl return specialist Eddie Drummond[/size]


    Thursday, August 23, 2007
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    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions released former Pro Bowl return specialist Eddie Drummond on Thursday.....


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    Re: Lions release return specialist Eddie Drummond

    I can't believe I'm saying this first, but would he be a viable option for the Vikings who are still looking for a return man or did his eye injury put an end to his career?

    Does he still got game?


    2006:

    • Finished the season ranked seventh in the NFL (fourth in the NFC) in kickoff return yardage with 1,349 yards, which was also a new career-high.

    • Returned five kickoffs for 117 yards (23.4 avg) with a long of 44 yards, and also returned four punts for 26 yards (6.5 avg) with a long of 13 yards against Green Bay (9/24).

    • Recorded a season-high six kickoff returns for a single-game career-high 210 yards (35.0 avg) with a long of 65 yards at St. Louis (10/1). His 210 kickoff return yards are a single-game high in the NFL this season, and are the fifth highest single-game tally in club history.

    • Had five kickoff returns for 102 yards (20.4 avg) with a long return of 24 yards along with two punt returns for 41 yards (20.5 avg) with a season-high 29-yard return at Minnesota (10/8). Also returned a kickoff 98-yard that was negated due to a penalty.

    • Returned five kickoffs for 103 yards (20.6 avg) with a long return of 26 yards at the New York Jets (10/22), but was limited on punt returns and was replaced by WR Az-Zahir Hakim after suffering an eye injury.

    • Recorded a season-best punt return of 30 yards vs. Atlanta (11/5).

    • Tied a season-best six kickoff returns for 146 yards (24.3 avg) with a long return of 36 yards vs. San Francisco (11/12).

    • Inactive vs. Miami (11/23) while still suffering from the effects of a concussion sustained against the 49ers.

    • Returned four punts for 51 yards (12.8 avg), while also adding six kickoff returns for 136 yards (22.5 avg) vs. Minnesota (12/10).

    • Inactive vs. Chicago (12/24) with a hip injury.

    • Returned two punts for a season-best 72 yards (36.0 avg) with a season-long punt return of 40 yards and returned six kickoffs for 121 yards (20.2 avg) at Dallas (12/31).

    • With his kickoff return performance against the Cowboys, Drummond (5,026) became only the second player in team history to register 5,000 kickoff return yards in their career. He ranks second to only Mel Gray (5,478) in Lions history.

    • By reaching 5,000 kickoff return yards, Drummond also became only the 22nd player in NFL history to accomplish the feat. He currently ranks 22nd all-time on the NFL’s kickoff return list with 5,026 yards.

    • Drummond’s (1,058) 72 punt return yards against the Cowboys also allowed him to become only the sixth player in Lions history to record 1,000 punt return yards in their career

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    Re: Lions release return specialist Eddie Drummond

    him on the team at the expense of who though, thats the only thing, otherwise he is a great returner

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    Re: Lions release return specialist Eddie Drummond

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    him on the team at the expense of who though, thats the only thing, otherwise he is a great returner
    That's the tough part. We need a good kick-off speacialist too.

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    Re: Lions release return specialist Eddie Drummond

    if ferguson is here for returning then bring in drummond to replace him, or maybe that means no nance/mcmullen

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    Re: Lions release return specialist Eddie Drummond

    Sounds like he is a great return option, and he knows the Lions offense.

    Hmm....Ferguson from the Pack....Drummond from the Lions....we could have nice little inside track....lol

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    Re: Lions release return specialist Eddie Drummond

    "singersp" wrote:
    I can't believe I'm saying this first, but would he be a viable option for the Vikings who are still looking for a return man or did his eye injury put an end to his career?
    I don't think I normally join in the 'we need to sign this guy' herd everytime somebody gets released, but I am pretty sick of watching us return kicks to the 25 when the other team gets to the 35 everytime.
    Didn't we have the ball bouncing on the ground during one return against the Jets?
    Didn't we have people shuffling in and out of the return spot all of last year?
    With our poor special teams, you need to consider someone that you know can at least catch and hold onto the ball.

    I don't think the eye injury is a big deal, as he continued to play after that (10/22) and his stats were fine.
    But I really don't know... I haven't been following Lions camp.

    tb04512 mentioned Ferguson as the return man, but he really doesn't have nearly as much experience as Drummond.
    Ferguson has returned 41 kicks and 0 punts over his career, which is basically just spot duty.
    In contrast, Drummond returned 62 kicks and 28 punts last year alone.

    I hope the Vikes take a look at the guy, and I'd be happy if they signed him to a cheap one-year deal.
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    Re: Lions release return specialist Eddie Drummond

    "Overlord" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    I can't believe I'm saying this first, but would he be a viable option for the Vikings who are still looking for a return man or did his eye injury put an end to his career?
    I don't think I normally join in the 'we need to sign this guy' herd everytime somebody gets released, but I am pretty sick of watching us return kicks to the 25 when the other team gets to the 35 everytime.
    Didn't we have the ball bouncing on the ground during one return against the Jets?
    Didn't we have people shuffling in and out of the return spot all of last year?
    With our poor special teams, you need to consider someone that you know can at least catch and hold onto the ball.

    I don't think the eye injury is a big deal, as he continued to play after that (10/22) and his stats were fine.
    But I really don't know... I haven't been following Lions camp.

    tb04512 mentioned Ferguson as the return man, but he really doesn't have nearly as much experience as Drummond.
    Ferguson has returned 41 kicks and 0 punts over his career, which is basically just spot duty.
    In contrast, Drummond returned 62 kicks and 28 punts last year alone.

    I hope the Vikes take a look at the guy, and I'd be happy if they signed him to a cheap one-year deal.
    Other teams return to the 35 and beyond everytime, because we only kick to the 20 yard line.

    But really, we need to get a return game going.
    Something to shorten the field for us, and lengthen it for the opposition.

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    Re: Lions release return specialist Eddie Drummond

    But WHO do we sacrifice?
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    Re: Lions release return specialist Eddie Drummond

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    But WHO do we sacrifice?
    Honestly, we have some things we can let go.....D-Backs....Tank or Whitaker

    RB...Fason

    WR.....Pick your lower half of the poison there.

    I left Moore off the list, because he does have some value to us as player and as trait bait.
    Sorry Moore fans....just my opinion

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