Lions CB Jonathan Wade one to watch in camp
Probably the biggest question going into training camp is the secondary. It’s not like Martin Mayhew did not address the situation, he did. There is talent on the roster, but now it’s up to the individuals to step up and claim a job.
Cornerback Jonathan Wade will have his chance.
Wade, who signed as a free agent, is entering his fourth NFL season. In his three seasons with St. Louis he played in 47 games, but started just a half-dozen games.
Last week during the minicamp, coach Jim Schwartz said Wade had been the most consistent cornerback in the offseason.
Wade, a second-round pick (84th overall) by St. Louis in 2007, had a disappointing third season last year. He played in 15 games, but started just four. He didn’t have much to say about the situation other than that “God works in mysterious ways.”
The 5-foot-10, 198-pound corner worked opposite Chris Houston, another new Lions corner, often during OTAs. He’s got speed and training camp will be an excellent opportunity for him to show he’s got all the tools to start.
(This is part of a series of 20 Lions to watch in training camp which starts July 31. Follow me on Twitter.com @PaulaPasche.)