Matthew Stafford: Will be fun to see how tight end competition shakes out

There wasn’t much surprise when the Lions cut 2014 first-round pick Eric Ebron this offseason.

The tight end had four inconsistent seasons in Detroit and he was set to make $8.25 million under the terms of his fifth-year option, which the Lions exercised in 2017 in hopes that Ebron’s play made it more difficult to move on without him.

Ebron had 53 catches last year, so there would seem to be a big opportunity for someone’s numbers to go way up if they give Stafford the fun he’s looking for in the coming months.

Randall tweeted over the weekend that he was happy the Cavaliers beat the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals so that he’d have a chance to attend games against Stephen Curry and the Warriors during the NBA Finals. Specifically, he wrote that he’d watch Curry light up the Cavs and, as you’d imagine, that didn’t win him too much praise from fans in his new town.

Should the Cavs prove Randall wrong, those fans stand to benefit. Randall tweeted that he’ll buy a jersey for everyone who retweeted his post if Cleveland prevails in the series, which starts in Oakland on Thursday. When someone replied that there is zero chance he delivers, Randall replied by writing there’s a 100 percent chance he comes through.

There have been more than 121,000 retweets as of the writing of this post. Prices of jerseys vary, but Randall would be on the hook for more than $6 million if he could work out a bulk deal at $50 a pop.

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