Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense20th83.4 (32nd)263.2 (9th)
Defense18th113.0 (18th)236.6 (14th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
05/26/16RBAmeer AbdullahShoulderPROBABLEAbdullah underwent shoulder surgery in January to repair a torn labrum and he could miss the remainder of the offseason as he continues to rehab, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Abdullah is coming off a rookie campaign with the Lions in which he led the team in rushing yards with 597 on 143 carries, while he played the final two games of the season with an injured shoulder that would eventually require surgery. The team has elected to proceed cautiously during their potential starting running back's rehab until training camp, but he appears to be ahead of schedule. Abdullah's Week 1 status isn't currently in doubt, while Theo Riddick, Stevan Ridley, Zach Zenner, and incoming rookie Dwayne Washington should see additional opportunities this offseason with Abdullah sidelined.

(Updated 05/26/2016)
04/27/16DBAlex CarterAnklePROBABLEThe Lions elected to place cornerback Alex Carter on their short-term injured reserve list, according to the team's official website.
04/27/16LBDeAndre LevyHipPROBABLELevy (hip) claims "he has no concerns about how his body will hold up and that he is ready to go," ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

Levy logged the second-highest tally of tackles across the NFL in 2014, signed a four-year, $33 million extension the following offseason, and proceeded to play just 17 snaps in 2015 due to a hip injury. Now at full strength, the former Wisconsin Badger will be welcomed back with open arms. Sans Levy in 2015, Detroit surrendered the 18th-ranked defense. However, in 2014, with Levy manning the middle, the unit allowed nearly 800 fewer yards and positioned themselves as the second-ranked defense in the entire NFL.

(Updated 05/29/2016)
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