RB Shawn Bryson - Free Agent

6-4, 249Born: 11-20-1976College: TennesseeDrafted: Round 3, pick

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Game Recaps

2006 Week 1 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Bryson was limited to only a few plays during the second half. He was the target on the final Lions' third down play from scrimmage but didn't turn around to see the Kitna pass headed his way.

2006 Week 2 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Bryson played sparingly, spelling Kevin Jones and caught one pass for four yard and made one rushing attempt for only one yard.

2006 Week 3 vs GB (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 46 / 1 rec)

Bryson caught two passes, including the first Detroit touchdown of the game. He grabbed a short pass out of the backfield and dashed down the middle of the field for the score of a 37 yard touchdown. He later added a nine yard catch for a first down in the third quarter on his second and only other target

2006 Week 4 vs STL (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)

Bryson is a Martz favorite because of his pass catching ability, but saw limited action in this game. He only carried once for no gain, and added two catches for 30 yards.

2006 Week 5 vs MIN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Bryson showed outstanding hands and even better concentration by holding onto the ball during a crossing route. The ball was tipped twice in the air before it reached Bryson, and he still managed to hang on despite all the tips and getting hit as the ball reached him. He did not have a carry in the game, however, and his job is limited to spot duty.

2006 Week 6 vs BUF (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bryson did not have any rushes. He injured a knee or leg on a special teams play and was carted to the locker room.

2005 Week 1 vs GB (3 / 1 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Bryson served two main roles - one was as a third and long backfield specialist, and another as someone to relieve Kevin Jones when necessary. Bryson had three carries for minimal yardage, and his two targets resulted in a catch for seven yards and a penalty on a deflected pass.

2005 Week 2 vs CHI (4 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Bryson didn't have much of an effect on the game with his four carries and one catch. He was in his usual role of spelling Kevin Jones for a few plays per quarter.

2005 Week 4 vs TB (3 / 13 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Bryson was used sporadically throughout the game. He gained ten yards on a carry near the end of the first quarter. He had a pass go through his hands in the third quarter.

2005 Week 5 vs BAL (1 / 77 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

Bryson turned both of his touches into big gains; an 18 yard reception, and a huge, game sealing 77 yard touchdown burst in the fourth quarter.

2005 Week 6 vs CAR (5 / 12 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Bryson had a four yard carry brought back with an offensive holding call against Marcus Pollard.

2005 Week 7 vs CLE (5 / 20 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 24 / 0 rec)

Bryson continues to be utilized on passing downs, and usually picks up a few nice runs on draw plays as a result. Bryson got nine touches in this game for 44 yards, and helps to keep Kevin Jones fresh as the game goes on.

2005 Week 8 vs CHI (4 / 6 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 40 / 0 rec)

Bryson was stopped for a loss of one on his first carry of the game. He was more efficient in the passing game for the Lions and made 5 receptions for 40 yards. He made a five yard catch on a shovel pass from Garcia, but it was two yards short of gaining a first down.

2005 Week 9 vs MIN (3 / 15 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 30 / 0 rec)

Bryson saw some looks out of the backfield were he gained most of his yardage. He had six receptions for 32 yards with an additional 15 yards rushing on three carries. Bryson did contribute with four first downs for the Lions.

2005 Week 10 vs ARI (7 / 44 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

With Kevin Jones less than 100% healthy, Bryson saw 25% of the team's 28 carries for 44 yards, average of over six yards per rush. He also added a pair of catches for 17 yards.

2005 Week 11 vs DAL (4 / 15 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Bryson broke tackles to gain 14 yards on his first carry. It was his longest gain of the game and he only added an additional one yard on the rest of his carries. Bryson was also targeted three times and added two receptions for 13 yards.

2005 Week 12 vs ATL (6 / 26 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 18 / 0 rec)

Bryson was the featured runner on the second Detroit possession. He had a nice seven yard run over left guard. However, he fumbled after pulling in a screen pass killing the drive. As the Lions fell behind early in the game Bryson saw more action keeping starting RB Kevin Jones on the sideline. Bryson was in the game for the majority of the Lions' snaps.

2005 Week 13 vs MIN (6 / 29 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)

Bryson started the contest in place of the injured Kevin Jones. Bryson was ineffective in the running game with 29 yards on six carries. He did have four catches for another 26 yards on the day.

2005 Week 14 vs GB (5 / 16 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Bryson and Pinner pretty much shared carries after Jones left the game, but once Jones came back into the game, Bryson didn't see much action for the rest of the game. He finished with only 16 rushing yards in the game.

2005 Week 15 vs CIN (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

Bryson had one carry for two yards and one catch for 13 yards.

2005 Week 16 vs NO (4 / 14 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bryson had four carries for 14 yards as he was used mostly to spell Artose Pinner.

2005 Week 17 vs PIT (3 / 11 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 63 / 0 rec)

Bryson backed up Jones with 11 yards on three carries, but got all of his 63 receiving yards on one play when he followed Harrington's lead on a roll out, shook himself loose from his block to catch a floating runner pass and take off down the sidelines to the Steelers' 20 yard line. He also drew a 15 yard facemask penalty, which set up Detroit on Pittsburgh's five, and they scored two plays later.