Most levels and brands of football involve 22 total players on the field at any given time. (At some levels of the sport, there’s less. And in crunch time of the 2009 NFC title game, there was more.) On Friday in Detroit, the Lions brought in enough guys for workouts that they could have played a regulation game, with a pair of subs.
Leading the list, per a league source, was receiver Antwaan Randle El, who once threw a touchdown pass at Detroit’s Ford Field to Hines Ward during Super Bowl XL.
Also trying out for the Lions were receivers Sam Aiken, Aaron Love, Charly Martin, and Terrence Toliver, quarterback Brian Brohm, running backs Aaron Brown, Lonyae Miller, Wynel Seldon, and Kevin Smith (a former Lion), defensive tackles Tony Brown and Jovan Haye, guards Garrett Chisolm and Leonard Davis, defensive end Chauncey Davis, tight ends Ryan Goleski and Jonathan Stupar, linebackers Nic Harris and Lance Laury, long snapper Jake Ingram, punter Jeremy Kapinos, defensive backs Robert McClain and Kevin Payne, and center Chris Morris.
In other news, both Tiki Barber and T.O. are flabbergasted.