Ebron (ankle/knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Although he was spotted running on a side field Wednesday, the third-year tight end still hasn't practiced since injuring his knee in Week 4. The Detroit offense hasn't relied on his replacements at tight end, instead looking to WRs Anquan Boldin and Golden Tate to fill the void in the short passing game. Tight ends accounted for just one of the Lions' 51 targets the past two weeks, with Clay Harbor drawing the sole look. Considering pass-catching back Theo Riddick (ankle) will also be absent, Boldin and Tate could be busy again.
Riddick (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Washington, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Absent from practice for a second straight week, Riddick never seemed to have much shot at making his return. Dwayne Washington (ankle) is listed as questionable after logging limited practices all week, suggesting he at least has some chance to join a Detroit backfield that was led by Zach Zenner and Justin Forsett in last week's win over the Titans.
Dorsey (knee) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers.
Dorsey has been hindered by a knee injury since the preseason that has caused him to miss Week 5 and now Week 7. With Dorsey out, look for starting nose tackle Mike Purcell to see even more action than usual.
Hyde (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's Week 7 tilt versus the Bucs, the team's official site reports.
As expected, the bell-cow back will take a set with his shoulder injury, while a combination of Mike Davis, Shaun Draughn and DuJuan Harris set to handle the backfield workload against a tough Bucs run defense.
Smelter (hamstring) was added to the 49ers' practice squad, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
Smelter was cut by the 49ers prior to the season after suffering a hamstring injury during training camp. Prior to the injury, the 2015 fourth-round pick had light breakout potential due to his size and athleticism. It is unclear if and when the 49ers will give Smelter a chance on the 53-man roster, or even if his hamstring injury has fully healed. While he is definitely not a player worth picking up right now, there is still potential for a late-season appearance where the team tries to get a better look at their former top receiving prospect on a team devoid of reliable options at that position.