Lions to meet with veteran TE Darren Fells

Paul Garcia Houston Texans, NFL Leave a Comment

The Lions will meet with Darren Fells Tuesday (Twitter link via’s Mike Garafolo). If all goes well, the veteran tight end could return to Detroit, where he spent the 2017 season.

Fells notched 11 touchdowns across the last two seasons with the Texans, plus another TD in the 2019 postseason. The bulk of those scores came in ’19 (seven) off of 34 grabs for 341 yards. Last year was quieter for the 35-year-old as he registered 21 catches for 312 yards and four TDs. 

Still, it’s worth noting that he finished with the highest yards per catch average of his career (14.9). Also, it wasn’t exactly a banner year for the Texans offense on the whole.

Overall, Fells is better known for his blocking prowess than his pass-catching, so he still profiles as solid support for T.J. Hockenson.


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