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Lions To Work Out WR Christian Bollmann From The German Football League
The Lions’ search for receivers to complement Calvin Johnson has gone global. Christian Bollmann, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound receiver considered the top pass catcher in Germany, will work out for the Lions today, his German Football League coach Phil Hickey said. Bollmann is a relative unknown in scouting circles, but he appeared on the Lions’ radar last week thanks to a long-standing relationship Hickey has with Lions general manager Martin Mayhew that dates to their days together in the XFL. Amid exploring Bollmann’s college eligibility options, Hickey, the former director of team operations for the XFL’s Los Angeles Xtreme, said he e-mailed Mayhew, the former director of football administration for the league, on Wednesday or Thursday of last week. "I said, ’Hey, I got this player, he’s 6-5, 220 and runs a 4.5 and can run routes, and he’s got great hands and above-average football intelligence for a European. His English is fine,’" Hickey said. "So he said he was interested and I got some video together and then he became more interested. And things rolled pretty fast. "It all happened within the span of about four days." Hickey said Bollmann, who flew to Detroit on Tuesday, is one of the first German-born players without American high school or college experience to get a tryout in the NFL.
Source: Detroit Free Press
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