Lions' Mr. Irrelevant is 'in the mix'
To watch the Lions offseason workouts, Tim Toone is just another wide receiver hoping to make the roster.
But Toone, who was the final pick in April’s draft, is also the NFL’s Mr. Irrelevant. This accomplishment will be celebrated with an annual celebration June 30-July 2 in Newport Beach, Calif.
Good thing he seems to have a sense of humor about it.
So does coach Jim Schwartz.,
“That’s not going to determine whether he makes the football team or not but he can have some fun in the next couple months,’’ Schwartz said.
Toone, the 255th pick out of Weber State, has shown the coaching staff something.
“He’s been returning kicks, he’s been playing in the slot, he’s adopted pretty quickly. He’s got really good quickness, he’s a savvy player (who) knows his way around a little bit,’’ Schwartz said. “He’s going to be in the mix. He’s a guy who has some play-making ability, he has some quickness, he brings some tools to the field that will help him in certain roles for us.’’
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