The Detroit Lions claimed big running back Keiland Will... - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions claimed big running back Keiland Williams off waivers Sunday, and may have found someone to fill the offensive role the Lions expected rookie Mikel Leshoure to play before he tore his Achilles' tendon and ended his season prematurely.

Physically, the 5-foot-11, 230-pounder is almost identical to Mikel Leshoure -- one of Detroit's second-round picks in this year's draft -- who was lost for the season when he tore his Achilles' tendon at the start of training camp.

Before signing with Washington, Hightower played for three years in Arizona, where he was a very productive runner. He started 16 of the 48 games he played in, and carried the ball 439 times for 1,733 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: 

This situation is worth watching given the fragility of Jahvid Best.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason

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