2021 training camp preview: Special teams


Key losses: Matt Prater (K), Jamal Agnew (KR/PR), Miles Killebrew (led team in ST tackles in 2020).

Best competition: Return duties

The kicker and long snapper competitions certainly fit here too, but it will be really interesting to see who comes out on top in training camp among a number of players vying for the kickoff and punt-return duties.

The Lions lost one of the NFL’s best return men in Agnew in free agency (Jacksonville), and that will be a big hole to fill in camp. Agnew was lightning every time he touched the ball. Can someone step up and fill his shoes?

Wide receiver Kalif Raymond, wide receiver Victor Bolden, wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, wide receiver Tom Kennedy and safety D’Angelo Amos were a few of the players consistently back returning punts this offseason. Raymond was Tennessee’s main return man last offseason.

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