Morning Roar: The return of Cody Wilson

December, 13, 2013
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- When the Detroit Lions signed their newest wide receiver to the practice squad, it was a very familiar face.

Cody Wilson was cut by Detroit in the preseason, but had been around the Lions for much longer than that. Wilson, a rookie out of Central Michigan, grew up in suburban Detroit. His father, Dave, is the Lions' team chaplain so he has seen and been around it all.

Still, being cut in the preseason hurt Wilson.

"It was definitely a bummer for a little bit but I was kind of at a point where, man, you could be bitter about this or, you know, it's what happened and move on with life," Wilson said. "Wake up the next day and get after it. That was the mentality that I took.

"Like man, that was a bummer but I'm not going to sit around and mope about it. There's other things to do."

Among the other things was leading a ministry, which he would often prepare for his Sunday speeches while watching the first halves of Lions games this season. Then he got the call to tryout and was signed Tuesday.

Now, he's part of a team trying to make the playoffs.

"It's really fun," Wilson said. "I'm happy to be here."

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ESPN Detroit Lions reporter

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