ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Other than in the secondary, theres really no more heated competition for a job with the Detroit Lions in the final week of the preseason than at punter.
In one (coffin) corner is Ryan Donahue, an undrafted free agent out of Iowa who is in his second year with the Lions. He averaged 42.7 yards on 49 punts in eight games last season with Detroit.
In other (coffin) corner is Ben Graham, a former Australian rules footballer turned NFL player. He's in his eighth year in the league, and averaged 44.1 yards on 28 punts last season with the Lions.
May the best leg win.
It appears the duel is coming down to their performances this week in practice and in Thursdays preseason finale against Buffalo at Ford Field. NFL teams must settle on their 53-man rosters for the opening game by Friday at 9 p.m.
Its crunch time, Donahue said. This is a huge game.
Donahue appeared to have a slight edge going into last week, but his poor performance against Oakland might have opene...