Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense21st81.9 (30th)256.9 (11th)
Defense18th106.3 (18th)248.4 (19th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
06/21/17DLKhyri ThorntonSuspensionSUSPENDThornton has been suspended for the first six games of the regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Thornton will be eligible to return to the active roster Oct. 16, which happens to be the beginning of the Lions' bye week. The reserve defensive lineman took 307 snaps on defense last season, racking up 19 tackles and one sack through 13 contests. With Thornton sidelined, the Lions may opt to bring in another defensive tackle to bolster the depth chart behind starters Haloti Ngata and A'Shawn Robinson. Thornton is allowed to take part in offseason practices and preseason games.

(Updated 06/20/2017)
05/29/17LBTahir WhiteheadUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEWhitehead (undisclosed) is still rehabbing this week but is making good progress, Michael Rothstein of reports.

The back is also dealing with some personal issues at the moment, which may lead to an absence during minicamp. Nonetheless, head coach Jim Caldwell is happy with the progress the linebacker is making after not participating in OTAs due to an undisclosed injury.

(Updated 06/13/2017)
04/06/17LBDeAndre LevyKneeQUESTIONABLELevy underwent surgery on his right knee in an effort to repair a torn meniscus suffered during the 2016 season, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.

Levy was released by the Lions back in March after playing only six games during the last two seasons. Injuries have plagued the linebacker after a stellar stretch of play in 2013 and 2014, but if he is able to get healthy again, he should see an opportunity to play on an NFL club. Levy has recorded 639 tackles, 12 interceptions and two forced fumbles over his eight-year NFL career.

(Updated 04/06/2017)
01/25/17LBArmonty BryantUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEBryant (undisclosed) re-signed with the Lions on Tuesday, the Lions' official site reports.

Originally drafted by the Browns in the seventh round, Bryant played 36 games with the team before joining the Lions via waivers during the 2016 season. He recorded five tackles, three sacks, and one forced fumble across five games with the club. He was ultimately placed on the IR due to an undisclosed injury. He figures to compete for a more solidified role providing depth at defensive end once training camp commences.

(Updated 03/21/2017)
01/25/17DLStefan CharlesKneeQUESTIONABLECharles (knee) is expected to ink a contract with the Jaguars, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

Charles figures to provide depth along the defensive line for the Jaguars, but has never contributed enough to be worthy of IDP fantasy consideration.

(Updated 03/11/2017)
01/25/17DBQuandre DiggsPectoralQUESTIONABLEDiggs (pectoral) is still working his way back to 100 percent health, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Diggs' underwhelming 2016 campaign came to an ugly close when the 2015 sixth-rounder landed on injured reserve with a pectoral injury last December. Although he'll apparently need a little bit more time to get back into top shape, Diggs has still been a full participant in OTAs while working with the first-team defense.

(Updated 06/10/2017)
01/25/17DBAsa JacksonAnkleQUESTIONABLEJackson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Jackson suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's loss to the Packers and will now miss the Lions' playoff run. In four games with the team, the cornerback recorded seven tackles and one pass deflection. The Lions' promoted Adairius Barnes from the practice squad to replace Jackson on the depth chart.

(Updated 01/03/2017)
01/25/17RBTheo RiddickWristQUESTIONABLERiddick is wearing a cast on his right wrist at OTAs, Carlos Monarrez of The Detroit Free Press reports.

Despite being tabbed as a limited participant at OTAs thus far, Riddick reportedly "mostly sat out" of drills as he finishes his rehabilitation from double wrist surgery. It would appear his right wrist is more of a problem than his left at this point.

(Updated 05/28/2017)
01/25/17WRRyan SpadolaPectoralQUESTIONABLESpadola (pectoral) is currently on the Lions' Reserve/Injured list.

Since going undrafted out of Lehigh in 2013, Spadola had bounced around the league before joining the Lions' practice squad in 2015. He then signed a futures contract with the team at the end of the season, but suffered a torn pectoral muscle over the summer and was placed on injured reserve shortly thereafter. His future with the team beyond the 2016 campaign is uncertain.

(Updated 09/28/2016)
01/25/17TETimothy WrightKneeQUESTIONABLEWright sustained a torn ACL during the Lions' offseason program, which spurred the team to release him Thursday, The Detroit News reports.

After clearing waivers Tuesday, the Lions placed the tight end on injured reserve, thus retaining his rights while he spends the next year or so in rehabilitation. In three professional seasons with a trio of organizations, the hybrid wideout/tight end has totaled 89 catches (on 125 targets) for 907 yards and 13 touchdowns in 41 games.

(Updated 05/31/2016)

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