2018 Detroit Lions Bubble Watch: Hakeem Valles a roster lock?

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    Trades Authentic Matthew Stafford Jersey , plays and depth chart reveals were all responsible for a fair amount of movement in this week’s Bubble Watch. The Detroit Lions made a significant trade for linebacker Eli Harold, causing disruption among both the linebackers and defensive end groups. Guys like Hakeem Valles and Brandon Powell made impressions against the Buccaneers, causing many to reconsider the makeup of this depth chart. And certain players didn’t even play last week, causing their stock to drop.Here’s a look at the Pride of Detroit staff’s opinion on the players stuck on the roster bubble:Week 4 Bubble Watch offensePlayerJeremy ReismanKent Lee PlatteJustin SimonRyan MathewsMike PaytonAlex RenoChris PerfettHamza BaccoucheMansur ShaheenJohn WhiticarAndrew KatoChangePlayerJeremy ReismanKent Lee PlatteJustin SimonRyan MathewsMike PaytonAlex RenoChris PerfettHamza BaccoucheMansur ShaheenJohn WhiticarAndrew KatoChangeNote: PS denotes practice squad for Hamza’s choicesNew to bubble watch: Michael Roberts (trending down), Wesley Johnson (trending down)Biggest winners: Hakeem Valles (+6), Ameer Abdullah (+2), Leo Koloamatangi (+2)Biggest losers: Zach Zenner (-2), Jace Billingsley (-2)We are all part of the Hakeem Valles hive now. Thanks to yet another impressive preseason performance—and partially with the first-team offense this time—Valles is a consensus IN among the staff right now. He’s also likely positively impacted by Luke Willson’s mysterious knee injury, but even without it, Valles has proved he earned that roster spot.I threw in Michael Roberts in the bubble watch this week to see if anyone thought Valles would take his spot completely or if they believed the Lions would roll with four tight ends. Only one thinks Roberts is out.Elsewhere Womens Sylvester Williams Jersey , Ameer Abdullah is back to a full consensus in, while Zach Zenner’s late appearance in Tampa did nothing to help his case. Jace Billingsley, who missed a full week of practice and the game, is now a consensus out as well.Week 4 Bubble Watch defensePlayerJeremy ReismanKent Lee PlatteJustin SimonRyan MathewsMike PaytonAlex RenoChris PerfettHamza BaccoucheMansur ShaheenJohn WhiticarKyle YostChangePlayerJeremy ReismanKent Lee PlatteJustin SimonRyan MathewsMike PaytonAlex RenoChris PerfettHamza BaccoucheMansur ShaheenJohn WhiticarKyle YostChangeNew to Bubble Watch: Eli Harold (trade), Cam Johnson (trending up)Off the Bubble: Charles Washington (in), Rolan Milligan (out)Biggest winners: Jonathan Freeny (+3), Alex Barrett (+2)Biggest losers: Jeremiah Valoaga (-9), Freddie Bishop (-3)There wasn’t a ton of movement on the defensive bubble, outside of the Eli Harold trade. The entire staff thinks Harold is already a roster lock, and the person he seems to be pushing out is Jeremiah Valoaga. Interestingly Color Rush Ricky Jean Francois Jersey , Valoaga has been a consensus IN for a couple of weeks now. But after the Harold trade, and the fact that Valoaga did not even play against the Buccaneers, he has quickly convinced everyone he’s the odd man out. For those that still have Valoaga in, Freddie Bishop is the one pushed out by Harold’s addition. Cam Johnson, who got a significant amount of playing time with the first string on Friday, has convinced about half of the staff that he’ll be around in September. While Jonathan Freeny picked up three more believers, returning to preseason action after missing the Giants game.Detroit Lions name 7 captains for the 2018 season Saturday morning, Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia noted there was going to be a significant change in the way the Lions handle captain responsibilities in 2018. Instead of doing week-to-week captain designations—like they did under Jim Caldwell—the Lions will be going with season-long captains this year. Later that day, the Lions officially announced the seven players that will be representing the team for the next four (or more) months:Matthew Stafford, Don Muhlbach and Glover Quin aren’t surprising choices. They have been some of the longest-tenured players on the team Youth Matthew Stafford Jersey , and they are all pretty important to their respective unitsHowever, it’s very interesting to see their other choices. They didn’t go with All-Pro Darius Slay, but chose Jarrad Davis and Devon Kennard—two players who will play key roles in 2018, but have yet to prove themselves. T.J. Lang makes sense on offense because of his veteran presence among a pretty young offensive line, but Marvin Jones Jr. is a somewhat surprising pick among the skill players. He doesn’t have the experience that Golden Tate does, but he does seem to be growing into a true No. 1 receiver role.Who they didn’t choose is almost as surprising as those who they did choose. No Slay, no Tate, no Ezekiel Ansah. Tate and Slay are probably the most surprising given their respective locker room status as some of the most boisterous personalities on the team. What are your thoughts on the Lions’ seven new captains for the 2018 season?

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