Lions looking to move CB Agnew to wide receiver
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

(ALLEN PARK) – Jamal Agnew has done a little bit of everything in his NFL career. He has been the Detroit Lions' regular kick and punt returner since he entered the league in 2017. He has seen time as a gadget running back and offensive weapon. He has played some as a backup cornerback and on special teams. And when training camp opens this summer, the Lions hope to make him a wide receiver full time. Peter King dropped an interesting nugget in his weekly Football Morning in America column Monday, when he wrote that Agnew, the Lions' fourth-year cornerback and return man, took part in a virtual wide receiver position meeting that King was given access to. Agnew has been attending virtual meetings with both the wide receivers and cornerbacks this spring, but the Lions plan to transition him exclusively to offense when they return to the field this summer. The move actually started late last season, when Agnew, who saw spot duty on offense in his first two NFL seasons, sat in on wide receiver meetings after late-season injuries to Marvin Jones and Marvin Hall left the Lions short-handed at the position. Though the Lions return their top four receivers in Kenny Golladay, Danny Amendola, Jones and Hall, and spent a fifth-round pick on Quintez Cephus in the draft, it makes sense to give Agnew more of an opportunity on offense, considering the makeup of the roster, the uncertainty of what's ahead and his ability with the ball in his hands.