Returner's debut up in air
One of the Lions newest weapons might not make it on the field on Sunday against Arizona. Kick/punt returner and cornerback Brian Witherspoon, who was claimed off waivers from Jacksonville on Wednesday, may returns kicks and/or punts but theres a chance he wont be activated due to other roster needs.
Hes got explosive speed, hes not the biggest guy in the world but hes got some real world-class type speed. Its a short week trying to get him up on defense. Hes played inside, hes also played outside at corner that would be a role for him, coach Jim Schwartz said.
The coach said the Lions will have defensive packages to go against the four-receiver sets run by the Cardinals. Since Weatherspoon is too new to know the defensive scheme well enough to play, they might have to keep other defensive backs active.
Itll be Sunday morning decision of him being up, his doing just kicks, doing punts and kicks, or just punts, Schwartz said.