Hakeem Valles has [been put in tough positions] the last couple weeks at tight end. And he's handled the assignment so well, you have to wonder whether he's on the roster bubble at all heading into Saturday's cut down to 53 players.
Valles played with the starters in Detroit's 33-30 win Friday night against Tampa, finishing with three catches for 38 yards—which led the position group. Now he has seven catches for 69 yards in the preseason. That's more than Luke Willson, Michael Roberts and Levine Toilolo—the three favorites at the position—combined. And then Willson left the Bucs game with a knee injury. The story said Valles has seen a lot of practice time with the ones as well.