Lions running back Joique Bell (ankle) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Seahawks, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Bell has been incredibly underwhelming thus far, averaging just 2.5 yards per touch and 1.1 yard per rush. Rookie Ameer Abdullah and third-down back Theo Riddick should get increased touches against a tough Seahawks rush defense Monday in Bell's absence.
An MRI taken on Lions tight end Eric Ebron's injured left knee revealed no structural damage, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
The full extent of Ebron's injury has not been revealed, but the MRI results are promising. Ebron's status for the Lions' next game Sunday against the Cardinals is uncertain, but he will have one fewer day to prepare than he normally would coming off a Monday night game in Week 4.
Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (hip) has officially been ruled out for Monday's game in Seattle, DetroitLions.com's Tim Twentyman reports.
Levy returned to limited practices this week, after missing more than a month of practice. He was originally listed as doubtful for Monday's game, and he may be back for Week 5 against the Cardinals. The Detroit defense badly needs him, having allowed 83 points and 8.7 yards per pass attempt through three games.
Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Seahawks, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Although he was able to do some running off to the side of Friday's practice, Pettigrew will have to wait at least another week to make his return to game action. Eric Ebron will continue to play the majority of offensive snaps as a pass-catcher and in-line blocker in Pettigrew's absence.
Listed as questionable, Allen will miss a third straight game, which ensures that Antwon Blake will start across from William Gay at cornerback. Although he's still listed atop the depth chart, Allen won't necessarily have a starting job once he's healthy.
Roethlisberger has a timetable of 4-6 weeks, which is typical for a sprained MCL. The concern is that he's also dealing with a nasty bone bruise that might actually take longer to heal than the sprain. However, recovery from the bone bruise is largely about pain management, and Roethlisberger's on-field toughness is beyond reproach.