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Jonathan Hefney | Defensive Back

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 183
College: Tennessee
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Lions waived DB Jonathan Hefney, DT Rob Callaway, DT Landon Cohen, OG Noah Franklin, C Dan Gerberry, and OT Cliff Louis.
Hefney, CFL's rookie of the year last season, ran with the first-team defense throughout OTAs. He lost out to Aaron Berry and newcomer Alphonso Smith. Cohen was a seventh-round pick last season. Sat, Sep 4, 2010 08:59:00 PM

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Jonathan Hefney, who starred last year with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, lined up opposite Louis Delmas as the Lions' starting strong safety during Friday's minicamp practice.

The pint-sized (5'9/185) Hefney earned all-CFL and Rookie of the Year honors with Winnipeg, but his presence next to Delmas speaks volumes about the Lions' lack of options at strong safety. Hefney is a candidate to play situationally on passing downs, allowing C.C. Brown to concentrate on run defense. Despite his frame, Hefney was a smashing hitter at Tennessee.
Fri, May 14, 2010 10:01:00 AM

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