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Redfern (knee) did not receive a contract tender from the Lions, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.
Redfern will thus hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent. However, isn't clear where the veteran punter stands health-wise, as he's coming off a significant knee injury he suffered last September that involved damage to both his ACL and MCL. Given the typical 9-to-12 month timeline that usually accompanies such injuries, it's totally realistic to expect Redfern to be physically able when team training camps roll around in late July and early August.
The rookie out of Wofford saw action in just one game for the Lions, getting off one punt for 50 yards. However, he suffered both a torn ACL and MCL, in addition to a partial tear of his patellar tendon, so he'll now have to start the long road to recovery. He'll head to IR, which prompted the Lions to pick up free agent Jeff Locke on Tuesday. Locke should take over starting duties moving forward.
Redfern suffered a torn ACL, MCL and partial tear of a patellar tendon, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The injury ends up being as serious as originally thought after Redfern collided with Arizona players in Sunday's season opener. The team will now need to sign on another punter for the remainder of the regular season.
Redfern's knee injury is believed to be serious enough that the team will look to bring in another punter this week, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
It's a tough break for Redfern who was clearly in pain following a collision with Arizona players on a muffed punt. The team has not stated what their plans are for Redfern, but it begs wondering what implications are on the horizon.
If this injury extends past Week 1, it could begin to threaten Redfern's status as a starting punter -- tough luck for his first NFL game. Kicker Matt Prater will continue to handle the punting duties against Arizona, but expect the Lions to bring another punter in if Redfern isn't ready for Week 2's matchup with the Giants.
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|2015||San Diego Chargers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||San Diego Chargers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|