The biggest benefactor —if you want to call it that— of Williams' continued road to health is likely new addition DJ Chark. He has grown comfortable with Jared Goff and could operate as the team's field stretcher while Amon-Ra St. Brown and T.J. Hockenson prowl the middle of the defense.
The speedy free agent acquisition, D.J. Chark, has emerged as a dynamic force on the outside of the Lions offense. Chark is consistently getting open down the field and has developed a quick chemistry with QB Jared Goff.
Chark’s ability to make catches away from his body and adjust to the ball in the air have proven special throughout camp, the story said. The Lions desperately needed upgrades at wide receiver and Chark has proven to be a shrewd investment so far. Even when first-round rookie Williams gets onto the field later this year, Chark has proven he deserves a big role in the more aggressive Lions offense, the story went on to say.
Lions 1st round pick Jameson Williams is not expected to be ready for training camp following ACL surgery following the National Championship game January 10.
"If Williams doesn’t practice at all in training camp, he could be a candidate to go on the physically unable to perform list, or open the season on injured reserve with a designation for return," writes Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. "Either designation would force him to miss at least four games, pushing his Lions debut to at least the Week 5 game in New England. The club is off the following week, so if he doesn’t play in New England, his debut might not occur until Oct. 23 in Dallas."