Ben Johnson hopes Jameson Williams can have larger role this week

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The Lions have a big game on Sunday against the Vikings and may get a little boost to their offense from a young receiver.

First-round pick Jameson Williams made his pro debut last week in the win over the Jaguars. He was on the field for eight offensive snaps and received one target in his debut.

Could he get some more playing time for Detroit’s offense this week? It might be in the cards.

“Yeah, I hope so,” offensive coordinator Ben Johnson said Thursday, via Kyle Meinke of “I don’t know what that means necessarily for the rep count, but it’s encouraging to hook up on some routes [in practice].”

The Lions have been one of the league’s best offensive teams throughout the season, as the club is No. 6 in points scored and No. 7 in total yards. Amon-Ra St. Brown has also emerged as one of the game’s best young receivers with 76 catches for 830 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games.

Winners of four of their last five, the Lions have a chance to make some noise with a victory over the Vikings on Sunday. Williams may be part of the boost that gets them there.

4 responses to “Ben Johnson hopes Jameson Williams can have larger role this week

  1. Goff’s numbers when ARSB is playing are really good. I hope that Jameson has the reps for Goff to be comfortable throwing to him. If Lions can keep Goff with this O-Line and receivers I dont want the lines to pick any of these QBS in the draft…I also really want us to draft Jalen Carter.

  2. Well, maybe the Vikings can just cover Williams with Lewis Ci…or Andrew Boo…

    Imagine the Vikings getting this piece into their offense at this point in the season. They didn’t need him though.

  3. I firmly believe that the goal of dressing Jamo last week was just to get him the experience of dressing for a game day. They knew he wasn’t playing more than 10 plays at most. They knew they could sit Tom Kennedy without much of an issue. Additionally, not showing off Jamo last week may have had some strategy involved. The Vikings have little tape on Jamo to know how he could be deployed by Ben Johnson. The playbook usually opens up against divisional teams. Should be an entertaining game on Sunday.

    With Jamo and Cephus back in the fold, WR spots likely will get tight. Cephus, Reynolds, Raymond and Chark all possibly looking for new homes next year with Tom Kennedy looming and cost effective as a 4th WR.

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