Besides Calvin Johnson, the Detroit Lions may be without their top two pass-catching tight ends heading into Week 7 at home against the Saints.
Joseph Fauria was unable to practice and was ruled out for Sunday. Eric Ebron , who was limited participant on Wednesday, was unable to return to the practice field Thursday and Friday. As a result, he was labeled doubtful for the game. Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Travis Lewis (quadriceps) missed practice the entire week. Riddick is doubtful, while Lewis was ruled out for Week 7.
Johnson was not a participant in practice the entire week and could be sidelined until Week 10. He was officially questionable on the injury report. Reggie Bush (ankle), Jeremy Ross (ankle) and Ezekiel Ansah (toe) were all listed as probable for Sunday.
The Detroit Lions have made RB Reggie Bush , WR Calvin Johnson , TE Joseph Fauria , LB Travis Lewis , QB Kellen Moore , DE Larry Webster and OL Garrett Reynolds inactive Week 6 against the Vikings.
Bush and Johnson headline the group. Both players are dealing with ankle injuries. Fauria and Lewis were ruled out prior to Sunday.
Tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle) and linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) are the lone Detroit Lions ruled out for their Sunday game against Minnesota. Neither has practiced this week.
Listed as probable are running backs Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Joique Bell (concussion), safety Jerome Couplin (ribs) and cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle).
The Detroit Lions have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 5 matchup with the Bills: running backs Joique Bell (concussion) and Theo Riddick (hamstring), cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle), linebacker Travis Lewis (quad), tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle), defensive end Larry Webster and quarterback Kellen Moore .
Bell and Riddick had already been ruled out for the game, leaving the Lions woefully thin at running back behind Reggie Bush. Fauria and Lewis had also been ruled out, while Vaughn was doubtful to play. Calvin Johnson, who was listed as questionable, is active and ready to roll.
The Detroit Lions have ruled out three players prior to Week 5.
Joseph Fauria , Travis Lewis and Theo Riddick will not play during the contest. All three players missed practice the entire week, leading to them being labeled as "out" on the injury report.