“He’s a real pro, and every day you can see him do things that really excite you,” Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Wednesday.
Tate said the development of his signature shiftiness started when he was a kid playing a version of the game with older friends.
Austin had spent three seasons on Detroit’s practice squad before he was released following his arrest.
It’s tough to be the closer for the Tigers, the goalie for the Red Wings and the QB of the Detroit Lions.
“I really believe in allowing guys to come in and see what we do,” Jim Caldwell said. “It helped me out tremendously in my career.”
Ross knows the return job might go to someone else this season, but he will definitely aim to keep it.
“I don’t put numbers on what I’m trying to accomplish,” defensive end Ziggy Ansah said Thursday. “I’m just trying to be the greatest.”
Lance Moore’s shoe flew off but it didn’t stop him from catching a deep pass during practice with the Detroit Lions.
“It’s going to be a fun one, but we’re going to have some young guys up front,” Matthew Stafford said after Thursday’s practice.
Tate already has one Super Bowl ring, and if he ends up with another one, he might receive another pricey prize to boot.