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Snap count observations: Jamal Agnew, Ricky Jean Francois earn playing time

The Lions were clearly evaluating their depth on Friday.

Here are the snap counts and some observations from the Detroit Lions’ Week 3 preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

Offense:

Quarterbacks

Matthew Stafford: 36 (48%)
Matt Cassel: 25 (33%)
Jake Rudock: 14 (19%)

Running backs

Ameer Abdullah: 15 (20%) — 2 special teams snaps (6%)
Theo Riddick: 15 (20%)
LeGarrette Blount: 15 (20%)
Dwayne Washington: 11 (15) — 6 (19%)
Kerryon Johnson: 10 (13%)
Zach Zenner: 9 (12%) — 10 (31%)

Fullbacks

Nick Bellore: 9 (12%) — 9 (28%)

Tight ends

Michael Roberts: 33 (44%) — 9 (28%)
Levine Toilolo: 19 (25%) — 3 (9%)
Hakeem Valles: 16 (21%) — 12 (38%)
Marcus Lucas: 14 (19%)
Luke Willson: 10 (13%) — 2 (6%)
Sean McGrath: 0 (0%) — 6 (19%)

Wide receivers

Marvin Jones Jr.: 33 (44%)
Golden Tate: 32 (43%)
Brandon Powell: 27 (36%) — 6 (19%)
TJ Jones: 26 (35%)
Kenny Golladay: 26 (35%)
Bradley Marquez: 23 (31%)— 8 (25%)
Chris Lacy: 10 (13%)
Teo Redding: 10 (13%)
Dontez Ford: 8 (11%) — 3 (9%)
Brian Brown: 4 (5%) — 4 (12%)
Jace Billingsley: DNP

Offensive tackles

Corey Robinson: 39 (52%) — 7 (22%)
Tyrell Crosby: 39 (52%) — 6 (19%)
Taylor Decker: 37 (49%)
Rick Wagner: 36 (48%) — 3 (9%)
Dan Skipper: 11 (15%) — 1 (3%)
Brian Mihalik: 0 (0%) — 4 (12%)

Guards/centers

Leo Koloamatangi: 42 (56%) — 4 (12%)
Wesley Johnson: 38 (51%) — 4 (12%)
Graham Glasgow: 36 (48%) — 3 (9%)
Frank Ragnow: 36 (48%) — 3 (9%)
Joe Dahl: 32 (43%) — 4 (2%)
Kenny Wiggins: 29 (39%) — 3 (9%)
T.J. Lang: DNP

Observations:

  • Brandon Powell was not just a big winner by his performance, but in the playing time that he got. He saw the field even more than some starters, and is clearly emerging as one of the coaching staff’s favorite reserve receivers.
  • Look at that logjam on the interior of the offensive line. The Lions rotated Koloamatangi, Wiggins and Dahl at left guard with the starters, but Wesley Johnson got a lot of time in the second half.
  • Interesting to see three of the Lions’ top running backs split 15 carries, but their presumed (eventual starter), Kerryon Johnson, barely played at all.

Defense:

Defensive end

Kerry Hyder: 34 (52%) — 2 (6%)
Ezekiel Ansah: 28 (43%) — 1 (3%)
Anthony Zettel: 23 (35%) — 3 (9%)
Da’Shawn Hand: 22 (34%) — 4 (12%)
Alex Barrett: 20 (31%) — 6 (19%)
Cam Johnson: 16 (25%) — 1 (3%)
Jeremiah Valoaga: DNP

Defensive tackle

Ricky Jean Francois: 32 (49%) — 3 (9%)
Sylvester Williams: 27 (42%)
A’Shawn Robinson: 22 (34%) — 4 (12%)
Jeremiah Ledbetter: 5 (8%) — 3 (9%)
Toby Johnson: DNP
Christian Ringo: DNP
Josh Fatu: DNP

Linebackers

Jarrad Davis: 37 (57%) — 5 (16%)
Devon Kennard: 31 (48%) — 5 (16%)
Christian Jones: 22 (34%) — 4 (12%)
Jalen Reeves-Maybin: 20 (31%) — 8 (25%)
Trevor Bates: 17 (26%) — 11 (34%)
Jonathan Freeny: 14 (22%)
Miles Killebrew: 13 (20%) — 9 (28%)
Chad Meredith: 7 (11%)
Freddie Bishop: 3 (5%) — 12 (38%)
Darnell Sankey: 0 (0%) — 11 (34%)

Cornerbacks

Darius Slay: 40 (62%) — 4 (12%)
Nevin Lawson: 36 (55%) — 5 (16%)
Quandre Diggs: 34 (52%) — 5 (16%)
Jamal Agnew: 28 (43%) — 7 (22%)
Dexter McDougle: 22 (34%) — 4 (12%)
Teez Tabor: 21 (32%) — 10 (31%)
Sterling Moore: 17 (26%) — 8 (25%)
Chris Jones: 11 (17%)
Mike Ford: 0 (0%) — 4 (12%)
Josh Okonye: DNP
DeShawn Shead: DNP

Safety

Tavon Wilson: 35 (54%) — 3 (9%)
Glover Quin: 34 (52%) — 5 (16%)
Rolan Milligan: 22 (34%) — 11 (34%)
Tracy Walker: 21 (32%) — 11 (34%)
Charles Washington: 1 (2%) — 8 (25%)
Marcus Cromartie: 0 (0%) — 11 (34%)

Observations:

  • No snaps for Jeremiah Valoaga. Seems like he’s going to have to really impress in the preseason finale to crack this final roster.
  • Cam Johnson’s snap count was low, but his playing time is significant, because when Devon Kennard was resting with the first team, Johnson was the one to take his place.
  • Jonathan Freeny got some playing time after not playing last week. Elsewhere at linebacker, interesting to note that Trevor Bates is getting more playing time than Miles Killebrew at this point.
  • The Lions wasted no time in getting new cornerbacks Dexter McDougle and Sterling Moore in the game. McDougle actually saw the field more than Teez Tabor, while Moore wasn’t far behind.

Special teams

Sam Martin: 11 (34%)
Don Muhlbach: 10 (31%)
Ryan Santoso: 10 (31%)
Matt Prater: 3 (9%)



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