Quin (ankle) practiced in near-full capacity during the first day of minicamp, the Lions' official site reports. Quin had been taking it easy since undergoing offseason ankle surgery, but participated in near-full capacity during Tuesday's session. For reference, Quin never participated in any team drills during OTAs. However, now in minicamp, he lined up as the starting free safety during team drills, admittedly only for a portion of the snaps, though. It appears Quin has been setback-free in his recovery, and will continue to amp up his workload in practice as the offseason wears on.
Quin underwent surgery this offseason to clean out bone chips in his ankle but expects to be ready for the start of the Lions' offseason program, the Detroit Free Press reports. "I did my surgery, my ankle didn't swell very much," he said. "I was back a lot earlier just from my standpoint than I was last time. Obviously, we'll see what the trainers say and allow me to do when I get back, but it feels a lot better this year than it felt in 2014 when I had it done the first time." Speaking of "last time," Quin had ligaments repaired in the same ankle after the 2013 season and proceeded to miss the majority of spring workouts during that offseason. Because the procedure was less intrusive this time around, he's confident that the Lions' training staff will clear the cornerback to take part in the initial voluntary workouts next week. Once the fall rolls around, he'll be looking to repeat his 2014 campaign in which he led the NFL with seven interceptions and earned the sole Pro Bowl bid of his career.
Quin recoreded an interception and pass defensed in Sunday's win over the Bears. The pick was Quin's fourth of the season, tying him for 13th in the league. Quin topped the NFL in interceptions in 2014 with seven and started 2015 on a hot pace with two picks in his first three games. He cooled off considerably after that, failing to record an interception in eight straight games before nabbing two more in the season's final five contests.
Quin (concussion) is active Sunday against the 49ers. After missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday, Quin put in a limited practice on Friday and will be in the lineup at free safety. On the season, he has 62 tackles to go along with three interceptions.
Quin will not return to Monday's game against the Saints after suffering a concussion, Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group reports. Quin only managed one tackle before exiting the field. Given the severity of his injury, there's a chance he won't be available next Sunday against the 49ers.