Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 12/6/12
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Sometimes a players opportunity comes from a teams desperation. The Detroit Lions started the season with a four-man rotation at receiver of Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson, Titus Young and Ryan Broyles a superstar, a nine-year veteran and two promising second-round draft picks. That group now consists of Johnson, Mike Thomas, Brian Robiskie and Kris Durham the star, two newcomers added in late October and a practice-squad player just elevated to the 53-man roster. The Lions also have re-signed Michigan native Lance Long, who was released nine days before the season-opener. Its a much-different look for quarterback Matthew Stafford entering Sundays game at Green Bay. We get three days of practice before the game; thats all we need, Stafford said, somewhat tongue in cheek, of the recent wide-receiver overhaul. As Thomas put it, its been a whirlwind since his arrival from Jacksonville in a trade five weeks ago. "It's a week-to-week league," he said. When Bur...
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