Morning Roar: A decision for Carlin Isles?

February, 4, 2014
Good morning and ROOOOAAAARRR!!!!i

While a lot of the focus over the next few months will be on who the Detroit Lions might draft in May or what will happen with key free agents like Dominic Raiola or Brandon Pettigrew, another interesting decision is looming.

What will Carlin Isles, the fastest man in rugby signed to a futures/reserve contract with the Lions, decide to do.

According to this story on CNN International, the answer is still unknown.

When Isles was around for the final week of the regular season in Detroit -- and the final week of the tenure of Jim Schwartz -- Isles said the 2016 Olympics was a goal for him in Rugby Sevens. But so was playing in the NFL, and what Isles lacks in size, he makes up for in speed.

But the question still remains for Detroit, if Isles chose football, where would he play? Would he be a return specialist -- and does that even fit with Jeremy Ross an exclusive rights free agent likely to return. Or could his speed negate his size issues at receiver, running back or cornerback.

Should he choose football over rugby, that is just one of many questions that will be asked as he embarks on trying to make it in the NFL.

And now, a look around the Interwebs in search of Lions news:

Michael Rothstein | email

ESPN Detroit Lions reporter



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