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85 Eric Ebron TE

Detroit Lions

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Lions TE Eric Ebron has been working out with Matthew Stafford
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said that tight end Eric Ebron has been working out with quarterback Matthew Stafford in Atlanta this offseason, reports the Detroit News. Lombardi also said that the plan is to have Ebron be the No. 3 weapon in the passing game this year.

Ebron, 21, finished his rookie season with 25 catches for 248 yards and one touchdown. 

"Listen, there's a big learning curve, obviously, for any rookie. And the tight end position is one that requires a lot," Lombardi said, per MLive.com. "As you look back, if you're self critical, maybe we asked a little too much from him from that perspective. I think there was just a volume that he struggled with early.

"But, listen, he was productive, and for anybody the second year is always where you see the biggest jump."

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Lions expect more from Eric Ebron in 2015
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Lions general manager Martin Mayhew isn't down on tight end Eric Ebron, despite the rookie failing to meet expectations. Ebron caught 25 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown after being selected 10th overall.

“I think he dealt with some typical rookie issues in learning the offense,” Mayhew told the team's website. “I think he got a lot better as the season went on, even after the hamstring (which forced him to miss three games).

“It may have calmed him down a little bit and I think he played better later in the year. Certainly I would expect better production next year. He’s certainly capable, he certainly has the ability. I think he’s going to be better the second year in our offense. I think a lot of our players are going to be better the second year in our offense and think he’s one of them. I do expect more from him.”

Ebron was targeted 46 times, and he had four drops.

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Lions TE Eric Ebron feels he can post Beckham-like numbers
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Lions tight end Eric Ebron did not have the statistical campaign many anticipated or what he expected as a rookie in 2014. However, Ebron vows his production will improve, per MLive.com.

"(The stats) might not have been what you guys all expected for me to do, or things like that, but it definitely will improve," Ebron said.

Ebron totaled 25 catches for 248 yards and one touchdown in 13 games (seven starts). Ebron is so confident his numbers will improve that he feels he can be in the same ballpark as Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who totaled 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in '14.

"Absolutely," Ebron said. "It's myself. I hold myself to high standards. So I always see a lot of things happening, and in the future, maybe it'll happen that way."

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Lions get contributions from several role players Week 12
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Lions received minor contributions from several role players in a 34-9 loss to New England on Sunday.

With Reggie Bush sidelined with an ankle injury, Theo Riddick worked as the team's No. 2 running back. He was limited to two carries for 12 yards and caught three passes for 40 yards.

Jeremy Ross nearly scored his third career touchdown, but saw a Matt Stafford pass bounce right off his fingers. He caught three of five targets for 35 yards. Eric Ebron also had some crucial drops and finished with only two catches for 23 yards. Corey Fuller saw two of Stafford's passes go through his hands in the end zone. He was limited to only one grab for 13 yards.

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Lions anticipating more down stretch from TE Eric Ebron
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Lions tight end Eric Ebron has produced disappointing numbers for the 10th overall pick in the 2014 draft. He has just 14 catches for 125 yards and one touchdown in seven games, having missed three with a hamstring injury.

But Ebron might have shown glimpses of increased production in Week 11 against Arizona with a season-high four receptions in a starting role. Jim Caldwell believes that could be the beginning of something good.

"With him, coming along, he played a lot more comfortable at his position," Caldwell told MLive.com. "I do think, down the stretch, he's going to be able to stretch the field for us from his position. Not only that, but give us some big plays as well."

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YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2014Detroit Lions137252489.92211014
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/265
Birthdate:
4/10/1993
Age:
22
Hometown:
Newark, NJ, USA
School:
North Carolina
NFL Experience:
2
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
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