Shepard's injury is not as serious, although he did suffer a fractured thumb and will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis. They will be very cautious with him, as he is expected to take a bigger role with Odell Beckham Jr. now with the Cleveland Browns, although, they did also add Golden Tate. They do not expect the new top target to miss any regular season games. Coleman had just come over from the Browns after a sub-par year, looking to jolt his numbers with more opportunities, and a former Super Bowl Champion throwing to him.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions are always looking to help their defense, and they stayed within the NFC North to do so, adding former defensive tackle Mike Daniels on a one-year contract. They will pay Daniels $9.1 million, this move after the Packers released Daniels earlier this week to save salary cap space. Daniels' deal includes $7.8 million in guaranteed money, as the former Pro Bowler joins former New England Patriot force, Trey Flowers, on the defensive line.
The 30-year-old was a fourth-round pick in 2012 out of Iowa and has 29 career saves. His lone Pro Bowl appearance came in 2017, and in his short time as a free agent, he received interest from a dozen teams. Daniels even visited the Cleveland Browns on Thursday before joining Detroit. The Lions also added Romeo Okwara this off-season, so it is not yet known how head coach Matt Patricia will use their newest addition.