Kerry Hyder was full participant in OTAs, minicamp after 2017’s torn Achilles

The Lions didn’t make any veteran acquisitions at defensive end this offseason, but they will have one experienced player they didn’t have last season.
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Kerry Hyder tore his Achilles in the team’s preseason opener, robbing him of the chance of following up on his eight-sack 2016 season and leaving the Lions without someone who profiled as a key part of their pass rush. Hyder is well on his way back to the field for the 2018 season.

Hyder was a full participant in OTAs and minicamp and said that his approach all along has been to focus on what’s in front of him rather than what happened in the past.

A rumor going around late in the draft was that Pacioretty was going to be traded to the San Jose Sharks. But that was quickly shot down despite it being confirmed. The only news about the Montreal Canadiens captain, who has one year left on his deal, was that he’s parted ways with Pat Brisson and has hired Allan Walsh as his new agent.

There were 217 picks in the 2018 draft and many, if you scour all of the selections, featured some pretty interesting names. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Jett Woo, Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Jasper Weatherby, Angus Crookshank, Blade Jenkins, Magnus Chrona, Dmitry Zavgorodniy, and Shamil Shamakov are just a handful of what we heard over the two days.

Jackson, 30, has practiced at safety in the past, but his 108 career starts were at cornerback.

Coach Bill O’Brien said Friday that Jackson still can play corner when needed but will work only at safety for now. Jackson is more needed at safety after Hal was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Carlos Beltran Authentic Jersey Lymphoma.

Hal started all 16 games at free safety last season, and Houston signed Tyrann Mathieu to man the strong safety spot.

No one reasonably expected the Buffalo Sabres to pass on Rasmus Dahlin for the first pick of the 2018 NHL Draft. The Carolina Hurricanes selecting Andrei Svechnikov second overall was very predictable, too, although Ben McLemore Womens Jersey some wondered if new management might set the stage for a swerve.