The Detroit Lions have a couple of proven pass-catching tight ends in Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler and now they’re going to try to develop another.

According to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News, the Lions are working to convert wide receiver Dominique Curry from wide receiver to tight end. Detroit signed Curry to a reserve/future contract after the end of this past season. He’s got experience in the NFL but primarily on special teams.

Curry was 6-2, 225 pounds in training camp with the Lions last summer and the club will have to get him beefed up for the new role, adding probably a minimum of 20 pounds and hopefully closer to 25.

It’s worth a shot. McCosky notes that Curry ran well for a big wideout and Pettigrew and Scheffler are entering the final year of their respective contracts.

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