Finds end zone in Lions debut

Funchess caught four of four targets for 19 yards and one touchdown during Friday's preseason opener against Atlanta.

Funchess didn't get much work with the first-team offense, but the 6-foot-4 former wide receiver found paydirt on a back-corner fade on a pass from Tim Boyle just before halftime. Funchess then gained first downs on two more catches later on, the first of which included a broken tackle and the second involved the 27-year-old hurdling a defender. While Funchess probably remains firmly on the roster bubble, his effectiveness as a short-range receiving weapon could give the Lions something to think about when it comes time for roster cuts.

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