Snap observations: Lions' O-line, WR Lee have busy night

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
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Lions receiver Jay Lee finished with six receptions for 78 yards in Thursday's 31-0 exhibition finale win over the Bills.

Detroit -- While the majority of the Detroit Lions' starters rested during the exhibition finale, many of the team's backups got an opportunity to shine in the 31-0 slaying of the Buffalo Bills. No group got a more extended look than at offensive line, where four players played every offensive snap in the contest.

Included in that group were interior Lemuel Jeanpierre and Brandon Thomas, a pair of recent additions to the roster. Thomas came aboard just this week, in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers.

Also playing every snap was rookie Joe Dahl, who after working at guard all offseason, manned left tackle in this contest.

Here are some additional observations from the snap count report:

• Wide receiver Jay Lee also had a busy day, working all but three snaps. He shined in the first half, catching six passes for 78 yards and a touchdown, but was shutout on the stat sheet over the final two quarters. Jace Billingsley managed to led the team in receiving despite playing 42 percent fewer snaps than Lee.

• With depth a concern heading into the regular season, undrafted rookie tight end Cole Wick did not play in the game. The Lions evenly split reps between the other three players at the position, with Andrew Quarless, Orson Charles and Adam Fuehne each getting 35 or 36 reps.

• Kerry Hyder had a monster performance with three sacks (four if you count the one taken away by a teammate's penalty) and he did it with a heavy workload. The young defensive end showed impressive motor, despite being called upon to play 51 snaps.

• Projected starting defensive end Devin Taylor got in a little work, playing nine snaps. The coaching staff also wanted to see a lot more of Kyle Van Noy. The linebacker was on the field for 29 plays, earning praise for the performance after the game from coach Jim Caldwell.

• Even without a single practice with his new team, linebacker Jayson DiManche was able to get 18 defensive snaps and 15 special teams snaps. That's impressive for a guy claimed off waivers Tuesday afternoon.

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PlayerPositionOffense%Defense%Special Teams%
Lemuel JeanpierreC70100%  520%
Brandon ThomasG70100%  520%
Cornelius LucasT70100%  520%
Joe DahlT70100%  520%
Jay LeeWR6796%  728%
Jake RudockQB5274%    
Quinshad DavisWR4767%  312%
Gabe IkardC4159%  624%
Jace BillingsleyWR3956%  1144%
Orson CharlesTE3651%  1560%
Andrew QuarlessTE3550%  624%
Adam FuehneTE3550%  624%
George WinnRB2941%  1144%
Luke MarquardtT2941%  520%
Zach ZennerRB2333%  728%
Andre RobertsWR2130%    
Dewayne WashingtonRB1826%  416%
Dan OrlovskyQB1826%    
Adairius BarnesCB  5383%1144%
Kerry HyderDE  5180%416%
Isaiah JohnsonFS  5078%1352%
Alex CarterCB  5078%1248%
Miles KillebrewSS  5078%832%
Antwione WilliamsLB  4266%1248%
Anthony ZettelDT  4164%312%
Khaseem GreeneLB  3758%832%
Brandon CopelandDE  3758%624%
Zaviar GoodenLB  3656%1248%
A'Shawn RobinsonDT  2945%  
Kyle Van NoyLB  2844%312%
Stefan CharlesDT  2844%312%
Caraun ReidDT  2742%312%
Gabe WrightDT  2641%  
Jayson DiMancheLB  1828%1560%
Charles WashingtonS  1727%1352%
Darrin WallsCB  1422%832%
Johnson BademosiCB  1422%416%
Tavon WilsonSS  1422%28%
Rafael BushFS  1422%  
Don CareySS  1117%28%
Devin TaylorDE  914%  
Khyri ThorntonDT  812%  
Sam MartinP    1664%
Don MuhlbachLS    1040%
Matt PraterK    520%
Michael BurtonFB    14%

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