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Lions | Kaleita Looks to Land a Roster Spot

Mark Urban, of the Record-Eagle, reports Detroit Lions rookie OL Tom Kaleita is looking to land a roster spot with the Lions. He'll be reporting to training camp Thursday, July 27, to join his teammates. He comes into the Lions' training camp with a go-for-broke attitude in an attempt to make the 53-man roster. The undrafted rookie free agent thinks he's with the right team for his quest. None of Detroit's six draft picks from the NFL draft were offensive linemen. Two rookie linemen have already been cut from the squad. "I have a good shot - I think a better shot than I would have anywhere else," Kaleita said. "It's a matter of performance and how bad I want it." The Lions are expected to open training camp with 90 players, so Kaleita knows the challenge he faces. "The biggest thing is the longer I'm there, the better opportunity I have to make it in the NFL," he said, "even if I do get cut with the Lions. Physically, Kaleita said he's ready for training camp to start. "I can't wait to put on the pads," he said. "That'll be the first test."

2005-07-24 11:22:42 | Source:

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