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Even on a bye week, the Detroit Lions have managed to annoy their fans.
Lions fans lamented the monster day put up by Travis Fulgham, a 2019 Lions draft pick who now plays for the Philadelphia Eagles. Fulgham dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary to the tune of 10 catches for 152 yards.
Not bad for a guy the Lions though so little of, they waived him in August — a little more than a year after picking Fulgham with a six-round draft selection. (The Green Bay Packers picked him up and waived him as well, but it’s kind of different when you spend a draft pick on a guy.)
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His breakout Sunday comes a week after he caught the winning touchdown for the Eagles.
Lions fans, who got a reprieve from watching their favorite team play this week, are less than pleased.
I sense a pattern.
Another former Lion was part of a big play in a way Detroit fans are all too familiar with. Eric Ebron, everybody.
Luckily for Ebron, the Steelers hung on to win despite his fumble (and a later drop).
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