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The Marvin Hall rangefinder featured a career-best 113-yard pick-up on four tackles in a nasty team gameDetroit Lions sin.

And all that production comes in the second half.

Hall would be the most affordable option to help fill the void if Kenny Golladay failed to play in Sunday’s top lane match with Minnesota Vikings. Golladay left the field late on Sunday of the second quarter and did not return. Lions coach Matt Patricia on Monday described Golladay’s condition as “day by day and week by week”.

When Golladay limped, Hall entered. And step up. The highlight was his 73-yard catch on a failed play that resulted in a touch and cut Indianapolis Colts’ lead to 35-21 at the beginning of the fourth quarter.


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Marvin Jones may be Matthew Stafford’s first pick, but Hall could be a worthy threat downline.

“Well, obviously he did a great job entering this last game, and created some really big plays for us,” attack coordinator Darrell Bevell said on Tuesday. “He’s that kind of person. He has done some great plays for us in the past and some of them have played in a low position, on the pitch and (we) trust him, hoping he would step in there and do a great job for us.

Last season, Hall played little but did rise to success with 58 and 49 yards deep catches. His 42 Sundays are the most, by far, in his four-year career.

“I think what he gives us is speed,” Bevell said. “I mean, that’s the only quality he has, you’ll immediately see it on the pitch. And you feel that and that could really change a few things at the end.

“We try to use that. We try to get it out of there. But as you get out there the more, it becomes clear he will have more opportunities to perform. “

Another recipient who could see more action this week if Golladay fails to play is rookie Quintez Cephus, a fifth round option from Wisconsin. He has been inactive since Week 4 against New Orleans Bevell said it was mainly Sai because of the need for staff in the entire team.

“Yes, Q is another guy who continues to work hard for us,” said Bevell. “He got a lot of representation for our offense during the week, but he also got a lot of representation on the scouting team. So yes, he’s definitely improving day by day.

“Like I said, he’s a tireless worker. He didn’t just close it because he wasn’t out there yet. And you really appreciate it. He’s in (books), he’s ready to take part in every match. Sometimes a decision is made (about) who will be active for that week. But he’s definitely ready to go. But he will do well if he needs to be there. “

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