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SideLion Report May 3, 2022

Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson lapped the field in contested catch rate last year

T.J. Hockenson had another good season in 2021, and the Lions’ tight end lapped the field of NFL tight ends in one catch metric. At the time of his thumb injury last season, T.J. Hockenson was leading the Lions in catches with 61 over 12 games. Overall for the season he finished third on the […] Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson lapped the field in contested catch rate last year - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - Detroit Lions News and Fan Community
SideLion Report Apr 30, 2022

Detroit Lions bolster tight end depth with James Mitchell at pick 177

The Detroit Lions lack ideal tight end depth behind T.J. Hockenson, and in the fifth round they’ve added James Mitchell out of Virginia Tech. Some Detroit Lions fans may not agree, but T.J. Hockenson is among the best 10 tight ends in the NFL. His absence late last season exposed a real lack of depth […] Detroit Lions bolster tight end depth with James Mitchell at pick 177 - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - Detroit Lions News and Fan Community
Pride Of Detroit Apr 30, 2022
Grading the Detroit Lions’ selection of James Mitchell

Grading the Detroit Lions’ selection of James Mitchell

Photo by Michael Shroyer/ The Lions have added much-needed competition at TE2. The Detroit Lions have selected tight end James Mitchell with the 177th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Day 3 of the draft started off slow, with the Lions having to wait 80 picks following their selection of safety Kerby Joseph. Was it worth the wait? My grade: B+ The Lions had an underrated need at tight end. T.J. Hockenson is well-entrenched as the starter, but the backup spot is far from set. Prior to the draft, Detroit had five other tight ends on the roster, none of whom were...
SideLion Report Apr 27, 2022

Lions officially exercise fifth-year option on T.J. Hockenson

A few days ahead of the deadline, the Lions have picked up tight end T.J. Hockenson’s fifth-year option. It was an expected move and a formality to be announced before the May 2 deadline. On Tuesday night, the Detroit Lions announced they’ve officially exercised the fifth-year option on tight end T.J. Hockenson’s rookie contract. Hockenson, […] Lions officially exercise fifth-year option on T.J. Hockenson - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - Detroit Lions News and Fan Community
Detroit Free Press Apr 26, 2022
Detroit Lions exercise fifth-year option on ex-Pro Bowl TE T.J. Hockenson

Detroit Lions exercise fifth-year option on ex-Pro Bowl TE T.J. Hockenson

The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday night they have exercised the fifth-year option on tight end T.J. Hockenson. The team did not disclose how much.       
Pride Of Detroit Apr 26, 2022
Detroit Lions pick up T.J. Hockenson’s 5th-year option

Detroit Lions pick up T.J. Hockenson’s 5th-year option

David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports The Lions now have T.J. Hockenson under contract through 2023 after picking up his fifth-year option worth $9.4 million guaranteed. The Detroit Lions have picked up the fifth-year option of tight end T.J. Hockneson, the team announced on Tuesday. Because Hockenson has already made a Pro Bowl in his early career, his fifth-year option has bumped up in value a bit. The extra year will cost the Lions $9.4 million in guaranteed salary. Hockenson, the team’s eighth overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, has been a prominent feature of the...

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