Ross came on late in the year for the Lions and had five catches for 59 yards with a touchdown. Durham has been a bigger staple in the offense for two seasons; he had 38 catches for 490 yards and two touchdowns.
New coach Jim Caldwell called it "extremely important" for the
“He’s one that’s going to draw a little extra attention, in terms of double coverage, like he’s always done,” Caldwell said. “And with that being the case, we have to find a way to make certain whoever’s on the other side that may be getting singled in some situations can do some damage against the defenders.
“I think that’s extremely important, so I think that’s something that, obviously, we’ve taken a good, hard look at and, one way or another, we’re going to come up with a guy that’s going to give us some balance in that area.”
Durham had 38 catches for 490 yards and two touchdowns last season, serving on special teams in addition to working on offense.
"Tenuously thin" at wideout, the
"I'd like big and fast," new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi told the website when asked if he preferred size or speed in a No. 2 receiver. "But listen, if I was going to give a stock answer, I know what Calvin can do, how he can stretch the field, what his strengths are. I don't really know what his weaknesses are right now, but I'm sure, maybe there's something. So, you would say, 'Well, someone to work underneath?' You know, that would be an easy answer."
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