Lions trying to get WR Corey Fuller back up to speed
Allen Park — Lions coach Jim Caldwell has long been a believer in Corey Fuller’s potential, but the coach isn’t sure where the wide receiver fits in the team’s rotation once he knocks off the rust from the foot injury that sidelined him for all of training camp and the first nine games of the season.
The Lions activated Fuller off the physically unable to perform list during the bye. He’s been practicing with the team for nearly a month.
“There’s a lot of things that he’s done for us previously, but we’ll see what happens,” Caldwell said. “He’s a guy that’s very, very capable, and at this point we have a number of guys that are doing a job for us out there at that position. We’ll kind of see where he fits in but down the line if we need him, there’s a number of different things that he can do for us.”
In 28 games over the past two seasons, Fuller recorded 18 catches for 288 yards and one touchdown. He also held a role on specials teams, often serving as a gunner on punt coverage.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Fuller’s primary attribute is speed, which fills a need for the Lions. The team currently lacks a deep threat beyond Marvin Jones.