Following a setback due to injury, the Lions are encouraging Antoine Green to actively compete.

The competition among wide receivers behind Amon-Ra St. Brown could be advantageous for several young players on the Detroit Lions roster.

One such player is Antoine Green, who is entering his second NFL season.

In the previous season, despite being a seventh-round pick, Green displayed progress in Ben Johnson’s offense. However, he didn’t receive many opportunities on the field, as he wasn’t targeted frequently when given playing time towards the end of the regular season.

Jameson Williams anticipates a strong sophomore campaign from Green, noting that the speedy wide receiver has shown quicker development in certain areas than he did.

Although an injury sidelined Green during OTA practice, the coaching staff expects his growth to continue throughout the offseason and training camp.

According to Dan Campbell, Green exhibited noticeable improvement from the start of the season to the end. While he saw limited playing time, the coaching staff observed significant growth in his performance, particularly in scout team activities.

Given his speed and understanding of the offense, Green has the potential to secure the team’s No. 3 receiver spot behind St. Brown and Williams.

Campbell highlighted Green’s speed and football intelligence, expressing optimism about his early performance in camp. However, Green’s progress has been temporarily halted due to his recent injury. Nonetheless, the coaching staff remains optimistic about his potential and encourages him to compete during training camp.