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Caraun Reid | Defensive Lineman

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 298
College: Princeton
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Lions DT Caraun Reid suffered a high-ankle sprain in the second preseason game.
He should be held out the rest of the preseason and should be considered questionable for Week 1. Reid was having a strong training camp and was reportedly ahead of Tyrunn Walker on the depth chart. Jermelle Cudjo could get some run with the first team if Reid's injury lingers. Aug 22 - 9:40 AM

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Lions second-year DT Caraun Reid is pushing Tyrunn Walker for the starting job opposite Haloti Ngata.

After playing just 112 snaps as a rookie, Princeton alumnus Reid dropped 10 pounds working out with Ndamukong Suh during the offseason. That work was noticed by coach Jim Caldwell, who said Reid was "more explosive" and improved "almost in every single area." Both Reid and Walker will see snaps in the defensive tackle rotation, but it appears Reid has a real shot to start.
Aug 17 - 11:49 AM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell has noticed improvement from second-year DT Caraun Reid.

"He’s more explosive, he’s running better," Caldwell said. "Almost in every single area, he’s improved which is good." Competing for a starting spot opposite Haloti Ngata, Reid dropped 10 pounds, going from 305 to 295. Reid played just 112 snaps as a rookie. He's competing with Tyrunn Walker.
Aug 10 - 3:14 PM

Lions second-year DT Caraun Reid worked out with Ndamukong Suh for "several weeks" during the offseason.

A fifth-round pick out of Princeton last year, Reid has drawn praise from the coaching staff at voluntary workouts. He's even been getting some first-team reps after playing just 112 snaps as a rookie. The starting job next to Haloti Ngata is open to competition. Competing with Tyrunn Walker, Reid was one of Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris' favorite prospects last year.
Jun 12 - 9:44 AM

Lions signed No. 158 overall pick DT Caraun Reid to a four-year contract.

Making the leap from Princeton to the NFL, Reid racked up 20.5 Ivy League sacks before solidifying his stock at the Senior Bowl and Combine. He blocked seven kicks in college, and could make an immediate impact on special teams.
Thu, May 15, 2014 04:21:00 PM

Lions selected Princeton DT Caraun Reid with the No. 158 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Reid (6-foot-2 1/8, 302) was one of Rotoworld college guru Josh Norris' favorite prospects for his ability to shed double teams in the Ivy League, and efficient use of his hands. He racked up 20.5 career sacks at Princeton, and blocked seven kicks. Reid is an athletic penetrator with 4.91 speed and an 8-foot-10 broad jump. He especially gained evaluators' respect at the Senior Bowl, showing an ability to play all over the defensive front. Reid projects as an early-career contributor, and is insurance on contract-year DT Nick Fairley.
Sat, May 10, 2014 02:52:00 PM

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