Sunday, September 5, 2010
Lions claim ex-Packer Spencer Havner
By Kevin Seifert
I'm not going to provide a blow-by-blow of every roster move Sunday, but here is one that was particularly intriguing.
According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, the Detroit Lions claimed former Green Bay Packers tight end/linebacker Spencer Havner on waivers. It's always intriguing to see a player move within the division, especially one like Havner, who had to be one of the Packers' most difficult cuts.
Havner is a unique skilled player, having carved out a niche as a red-zone receiver as well as one who wouldn't embarrass you as an emergency linebacker. Given the deep nature of the Lions' tight end group, and their thin depth at linebacker, you wonder if Havner won't be focused on the latter opportunity.
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