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Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense23rd82.4 (31st)249.7 (13th)
Defense1st73.4 (3rd)216.9 (6th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
42Abdul-Quddus, Isa SS6-12008/3/19894Fordham
94Ansah, Ezekiel DE6-62785/29/19892Brigham Young
35Bell, Joique RB5-112298/4/19864Wayne State (Mich.)
84Broyles, Ryan WR5-101954/9/19883Oklahoma
21Bush, Reggie RB6-02053/2/19859USC
57Bynes, Josh LB6-12408/24/19893Auburn
26Carey, Don SS5-112082/14/19876Norfolk State
45Collins, Jed FB6-12523/3/19864Washington State
87Davis, Kellen TE6-726510/11/19857Michigan State
85Ebron, Eric TE6-42654/10/1993RNorth Carolina
98Fairley, Nick DT6-43081/23/19884Auburn
80Fauria, Joseph TE6-72671/16/19902UCLA
10Fuller, Corey WR6-22006/23/19901Virginia Tech
36Gorrer, Danny DB6-01806/1/19865Texas A&M
32Ihedigbo, James SS6-121712/3/19837Massachusetts
81Johnson, Calvin WR6-52369/29/19858Georgia Tech
93Johnson, George DE6-426312/11/19873Rutgers
91Jones, Jason DE6-52765/23/19867Eastern Michigan
13Jones, T.J. WR6-01887/19/1992RNotre Dame
54Levy, DeAndre OLB6-22353/26/19876Wisconsin
77Lucas, Cornelius T6-93257/18/1991RKansas State
6Martin, Sam P6-12102/27/19902Appalachian State
31Mathis, Rashean CB6-11958/27/198012Bethune-Cookman
17Moore, Kellen QB6-02007/12/19893Boise State
99Mosley, C.J. DT6-23128/6/198310Missouri
48Muhlbach, Don LS6-42608/17/198111Texas A&M
8Orlovsky, Dan QB6-52188/18/19839Connecticut
58Palmer, Ashlee OLB6-12384/7/19866Mississippi
87Pettigrew, Brandon TE6-52752/23/19856Oklahoma State
5Prater, Matt K5-101958/10/19848Central Florida
69Proctor, Xavier DT6-627211/1/19901North Carolina Central
27Quin, Glover FS6-02061/15/19866New Mexico
51Raiola, Dominic C6-131012/30/197814Nebraska
97Reid, Caraun DT6-230511/23/1991RPrinceton
71Reiff, Riley T6-631312/1/19883Iowa
70Reynolds, Garrett T6-73057/1/19876North Carolina
25Riddick, Theo RB5-92005/4/19912Notre Dame
12Ross, Jeremy WR6-02153/16/19882California
39Seisay, Mohammed DB6-22005/22/1990RNebraska
67Sims, Rob G6-331212/6/19839Ohio State
23Slay, Darius CB6-11921/1/19912Mississippi State
9Stafford, Matthew QB6-32342/7/19886Georgia
49Stanford, Julian LB6-12309/2/19902Wagner
90Suh, Ndamukong DT6-43051/6/19875Nebraska
64Swanson, Travis C6-53121/30/1991RArkansas
52Tapp, Darryl DE6-12709/13/19849Virginia Tech
15Tate, Golden WR5-101958/2/19885Notre Dame
92Taylor, Devin DE6-727511/15/19892South Carolina
82Thompson, Jordan TE6-42487/12/19891Ohio U.
95Van Noy, Kyle OLB6-32446/19/1990RBrigham Young
29Vaughn, Cassius CB5-1119511/3/19875Mississippi
66Waddle, LaAdrian T6-63307/21/19912Texas Tech
75Warford, Larry G6-33307/18/19912Kentucky
79Webster, Larry DE6-72622/14/1990RBloomsburg
59Whitehead, Tahir OLB6-22424/2/19903Temple
38Winn, George RB5-1121511/10/19901Cincinnati
Injured Players
28Bentley, Bill (IR) CB5-101885/16/19893Louisiana-Lafayette
78Hilliard, Corey (IR) T6-63004/26/19856Oklahoma State
43Lawson, Nevin (IR) CB5-91924/23/1991RUtah State
50Lewis, Travis (IR) LB6-22361/15/19883Oklahoma
34Owens, Montell (IR) RB5-102255/4/19849Maine
55Tulloch, Stephen (IR) MLB5-112451/1/19859North Carolina State
Practice Squad
74Austin, Rodney G6-431112/4/19881Elon
24Couplin, Jerome DB6-12158/31/1991RWilliam & Mary
83Edwards, Pat WR5-917510/25/19882Houston
52Harris, Jerrell LB6-32427/8/19891Alabama
20Harris, Mike DB5-101881/5/19893Florida State
44Igwenagu, Emil TE6-22453/27/19892Massachusetts
80Momah, Ifeanyi WR6-723910/23/19891Boston College
1Peacock, Andrew WR5-101901/14/1991RAppalachian State
73Williams, Michael T6-62709/8/19902Alabama
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Detroit6-5316.46-4285.426.52135
 
 
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Position Listing
Jerome Couplin
News
The Lions have announced several roster moves on Monday, ESPN reports. The team signed tight end Kellen Davis, and in order to free up a roster spot, Detroit has waived safety Jerome Couplin. Wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah was also signed to the practice squad.
Emil Igwenagu
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Rob Sims
News
The following starters will not suit up for the Lions Thursday night against the Bills: Quarterback Matthew Stafford, receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, running back Reggie Bush, center Dominic Raiola, guard Rob Sims and tight end Brandon Pettigrew, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Rashean Mathis, defensive end Jason Jones, safeties James Ihedigbo and Don Carey and linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
Corey Hilliard
News
Lions right tackle Corey Hilliard, who played most of Monday night's win over the Giants, is expected to miss the rest of the season with a foot injury, reports the Detroit Free Press.
Injury
Michael Williams
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Montell Owens
News
The Lions put running back Montell Owens on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.
Injury
Hamstring - IR. Out for season
Kyle Van Noy
News
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said linebacker Kyle Van Noy "looked pretty good" during practice Wednesday. Though, Caldwell offered no return date for Van Noy, who has been on short-term injured reserve all season recovering from sports hernia surgery.
Injury
Hernia - IR. Eligible to return Week 10 vs. Miami
Jason Jones
News
The following starters will not suit up for the Lions Thursday night against the Bills: Quarterback Matthew Stafford, receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, running back Reggie Bush, center Dominic Raiola, guard Rob Sims and tight end Brandon Pettigrew, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Rashean Mathis, defensive end Jason Jones, safeties James Ihedigbo and Don Carey and linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
Nevin Lawson
News
The Lions put cornerback Nevin Lawson (dislocated toes) on injured reserve, signed cornerback Danny Gorrer and promoted linebacker Julian Stanford from the practice squad.
Injury
Toes - IR. Out for season
Riley Reiff
News
The Lions could be down two starting tackles Sunday against the Cowboys. Jason Fox (knee) and Riley Reiff (hamstring) are both questionable for the game.
Mohammed Seisay
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Danny Gorrer
News
The Lions put cornerback Nevin Lawson (dislocated toes) on injured reserve, signed cornerback Danny Gorrer and promoted linebacker Julian Stanford from the practice squad.
Isa Abdul-Quddus
News
The Lions have signed safety Isa Abdul-Quddus, formerly with the Saints, to a one-year deal worth just under $700,000. 

The former Fordham student has 74 total tackles, nine passes defensed and a pair of interceptions to go with three forced fumbles over three years. 

Matthew Stafford
News
Playing without wideout Calvin Johnson, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford struggled mightily for most of Sunday's game against the Saints. Stafford turned things around with just under four minutes left when he hit receiver Golden Tate, who broke a tackle and outraced two defenders for a 73-yard touchdown.

Stafford capped the 24-23 comeback win with a 5-yard scoring toss to wideout Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining. Stafford finished 27 of 40 for 299 yards and the two touchdowns with two interceptions. Stafford made a horrible decision on one pick, but the other was a good throw that deflected off tight end Jordan Thompson's hands.

Stafford plays the Falcons in London in Week 8.

Julian Stanford
News
The Lions put cornerback Nevin Lawson (dislocated toes) on injured reserve, signed cornerback Danny Gorrer and promoted linebacker Julian Stanford from the practice squad.
Travis Lewis
News
The Lions placed linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) on injured reserve Saturday. The team replaced Lewis on the active roster with tight end Jordan Thompson, who was signed from the practice squad.
Injury
Quadriceps - IR. Out for season
Xavier Proctor
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Tahir Whitehead
News
The Lions have decided to move Tahir Whitehead into the starting lineup at middle linebacker, replacing the injured Stephen Tulloch, who is out for the season due to a knee injury.

"It puts you right in the middle of the defense," Whitehead said, per ESPN. "It allows you to be able to flow sideline to sideline, as you saw with Tully over the years, make a lot of plays playing in the middle. It frees you up to do a lot."

Jerrell Harris
News
The Broncos released the following players on Sunday: Linebacker Jamar Chaney, running back Brennan Clay, wide receiver Greg Hardin, linebacker Jerrell Harris, offensive tackle Winston Justice, safety Charles Mitchell, defensive tackle Will Pericak, quarterback Bryn Renner, defensive end Chase Vaughn, running back Jerodis Williams and wide receiver Greg Wilson.
Rashean Mathis
News
Lions defensive back Rashean Mathis picked off a pass and took the ball 41 yards for a touchdown in his team's 17-14 loss to the Bills in Week 5.

Mathis stepped in front of a receiver on a pass that shouldn't have been thrown in the second quarter and had a clear path to the end zone for an easy score that put the Lions up 14-0. However, the offense was unable to find any more success while the defense allowed 17 unanswered points to fall to 3-2. The Lions face the Vikings in Minnesota in Week 6.

Glover Quin
News
Lions defensive back Glover Quin came down with an interception in Monday's season opener against the Giants. Quin picked off Eli Manning in the third quarter. He finished with five tackles (four solo) and two defended passes in a 35-14 defeat.
C.J. Mosley
News
Ravens first-round pick C.J. Mosley, the Butkus Award-winning linebacker out of Alabama, "looked instinctive and comfortable during the Ravens' offseason practices while working with the first-team defense," reports the Baltimore Sun, adding Mosley could beat out Arthur Brown for the starting weakside job at inside linebacker.

The 6-2, 235-pound Mosley displayed his athleticism in the spring, leaping high to intercept passes, the report said. Both Mosley and Brown, a second-round pick last year, will play a lot no matter who starts.

Don Carey
News
All of the Lions listed as probable on Friday's final injury report are active for Week 5's matchup with the Bills, including defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee), wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring), safety Don Carey (hamstring), defensive end Devin Taylor (knee) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (calf).

Fairley should be good to go for his regular role, which includes playing about half of the team's defensive snaps. He recorded his first sack of the season in Week 4.

Darius Slay
News
Lions cornerback Darius Slay was inconsistent as a rookie but the team is counting on him as a starter in 2014, according to the team's website. 

“He has a lot of work to do,” general manager Martin Mayhew said. “I think he’s up to the challenge. He finished up strong for us the last half of the season. I’m looking forward to seeing him this season.”

The Lions are expected to play more aggressive, man-to-man coverage under new coordinator Teryl Austin, a style that suits Slay's strengths, the report said.

Kellen Moore
News
Lions tight ends Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) are among the team's inactives for the game against New Orleans. Also sitting out are wideout Calvin Johnson (ankle), running back Theo Riddick (hamstring), quarterback Kellen Moore, offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds and defensive end Larry Webster.

With Ebron and Fauria out, tight end Brandon Pettigrew is in for a big workload Sunday.

LaAdrian Waddle
News
The Lions allowed right tackle LaAdrian Waddle to return to the game Sunday against New Orleans after slamming his head to the turf on the extra point that secured the victory, the Detroit Free Press has reported.

Jim Caldwell admitted that Thursday despite claiming that he and general manager Martin Mayhew followed NFL concussion protocol "to the letter."

Waddle stayed in the game for the kneel-down play that ran the final seconds off the clock. "We knew exactly when it occurred and what happened within the context of it," Caldwell said. "It was the last play of the game for him. It was actually on a field goal, the PAT at the end. It's the last play of the game for him."

Protocol requires that a player must be removed if a brain injury is suspected. Yet Waddle was indeed in the game thereafter. Why was he allowed to return to the field?

"Well, in terms of they knew exactly what happened to him in terms of he banged his head on the ground after where he gets up," Caldwell said. "It wasn't to the point where they thought he was concussed at the time. The final snap of the game, we knew it was only one snap, then the doctors reviewed him, took a look at him, it wasn't one of those situations where he felt he had to go in the locker room right away. But they did know he banged it when he came off, and that he was good."

Waddle did not participate in Wednesday practice.

Travis Swanson
News
The Lions signed third-round draft pick Travis Swanson to a rookie deal, the team announced Thursday. Swanson is expected to compete for a starting spot this summer and eventually become the team's starting center. 
Pat Edwards
News
The Lions signed wideout Pat Edwards to their practice squad. He started two games and appeared in four for the team last season, catching five passes for 46 yards.

To make room, Detroit released defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins.

Nick Fairley
News
All of the Lions listed as probable on Friday's final injury report are active for Week 5's matchup with the Bills, including defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee), wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring), safety Don Carey (hamstring), defensive end Devin Taylor (knee) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (calf).

Fairley should be good to go for his regular role, which includes playing about half of the team's defensive snaps. He recorded his first sack of the season in Week 4.

Matt Prater
News
Lions kicker Matt Prater's 21-yard field goal in the first quarter Sunday caromed in off the upright. It was his only field-goal try. Prater added three PATs for a 5-point day.

Prater is 2 of 4 on field goals entering Week 8 against the Falcons in London.

Joique Bell
News
Lions running back Joique Bell played a huge part in Sunday's game against the Saints, as Reggie Bush continues to deal with injuries.

Bell carried the ball 18 times for the second straight game, and found the end zone yet again. He has two touchdowns over his last two games to go with 164 all-purpose yards, despite amassing just 3.4 yards per carry. At this point, it doesn't even matter how effective he is, Bell is still getting the job done for Fantasy owners based on volume alone.

The Lions' running game hasn't been great this season, but they have leaned pretty heavily on it nonetheless. If Bell keeps getting the carries, there is no reason to think he won't be a solid Fantasy option moving forward, but Bush's health may dictate that.  

Cassius Vaughn
News
The Lions will have their probable players Week 6 against the Vikings. 

Jerome Couplin, Theo Riddick and Cassius Vaughn will all play against Minnesota. Couplin is dealing with a rib injury. Riddick has a hamstring issue, and Vaughn has an ankle injury.

DeAndre Levy
News
Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy was an interception machine last season. He picked up where he left off with an interception in Week 1 against the Giants. Levy made a diving catch to intercept Eli Manning in the third quarter. He finished with with a team-high 10 tackles (nine solo), two tackles for a loss and one pass defended in a 35-14 victory.
Rodney Austin
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Cornelius Lucas
News
The Lions unveiled their inactives for Week 1 against the Giants. The following players were ruled inactive for the game: Kevin Ogletree, Ryan Broyles, Kellen Moore, Cornelius Lucas, Larry Webster, James Ihedigbo and Don Carey.
George Winn
News
Lions running back Reggie Bush said he will "for sure" be healthy enough to play Week 7 vs. New Orleans after sitting out Week 6 at Minnesota due to an ankle injury, according to The Detroit News. Bush said after Sunday's game he plans to play against the team that drafted him second overall in 2006.

With Bush sidelined Sunday, the Lions rushed for 100 yards. Running back Joique Bell led the team with 74 rushing yards and one touchdown on 18 carries, while running back George Winn had 16 yards on five carries. Running back Theo Riddick had three carries for 6 yards, but he was more effective in the passing game before leaving with a hamstring injury, totaling five catches for 75 yards and one touchdown. Bell added two catches for 23 yards.

Brandon Pettigrew
News
Lions tight ends Brandon Pettigrew, Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria were all held out of practice Wednesday.

Ebron (hamstring) and Fauria (ankle) continue to be sidelined due to injuries that kept them out Week 7 vs. New Orleans, and Pettigrew appears to be sidelined due to an ankle/foot injury he sustained Sunday against the Saints, according to MLive.com.

Injury
Foot - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 8 at Atlanta
Corey Fuller
News
Lions second-year wideout Corey Fuller snared his first career touchdown Week 7 against the Saints. The 5-yard score with 1:48 remaining gave the Lions a dramatic 24-23 win.

Fuller caught three of five targets for 44 yards, giving him nine catches for 135 yards this season. He'll play the Falcons in London in Week 8.

Jed Collins
News
The Lions backup runners had a rough game Week 6.

George Winn received five carries, gaining 16 yards. Fullback Jed Collins had one carry, picking up 3 yards. Both players will take on the Saints Week 7. 

Joseph Fauria
News
Lions tight end Joseph Fauria, who's missed four straight games, ran Monday on his injured ankle for the first time and said he felt fine, reports the Detroit News.
Injury
Ankle - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 8 at Atlanta
Ndamukong Suh
News
Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he has no intentions of trading defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, who could be a free agent after the season. Mayhew added he doesn't expect the team to be active at the trade deadline, according to the team's official website. 
Larry Warford
News
Lions guard Larry Warford, who did not allow a sack while playing every snap as a rookie, said he wasn't happy with how he played down the stretch. 

“Looking back on my last three games and comparing it to my first four or five, the difference in explosion was significant,” Warford told the team's website. “I wasn’t coming off the ball as hard as I used to. I was still getting good movement and all that, but it wasn’t a snap like it used to be. I didn’t realize how much (the season) would tear me down.”

Warford (6-3, 333) said he's taking better care of his body and honing his technique so he can finish stronger in 2014.

Bill Bentley
News
The Lions confirmed cornerback Bill Bentley has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season, reports the Detroit Free Press. Bentley suffered the injury Monday against the Giants.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Calvin Johnson
News
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said wide receiver Calvin Johnson felt good Thursday after practicing in a limited capacity Wednesday, according to the team's official website. Caldwell said Johnson would do more at practice Thursday and he did just that.

At Thursday's portion of practice open to the media, Johnson was seen cutting and running routes. Johnson was running routes with his helmet on Thursday.

The veteran wide receiver is trying to make his way back into the lineup Week 8 at Atlanta after missing the last two games due to an ankle injury. Johnson said he could be a game-time decision Sunday, per ESPN.

"You want to push it. I want to push it, but we're trying to be smart about it," Johnson said. "Trying to take advice from the training staff that they are giving me and go with that."

Johnson has totaled just three catches for 19 yards in his last two games and hasn't scored in his last four games.

Injury
Ankle - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 8 at Atlanta
Ezekiel Ansah
News
Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (toe) and wideout Jeremy Ross (ankle) are active for the game against the Saints after being listed as probable.
Injury
Toe - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 8 at Atlanta
Don Muhlbach
News
The Lions re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach to a one-year deal, according to the team's website.
Kellen Davis
News
The Lions have signed tight end Kellen Davis, a league source told Pro Football Talk on Monday. The move will give the team more depth at tight end after Joseph Fauria (ankle) and rookie Eric Ebron (hamstring) all sat out Week 7. The only healthy tight end on the roster, Brandon Pettigrew, injured his ankle on Sunday against New Orleans.

Davis caught three passes in 15 appearances last season for the Seahawks. He has yet to play a game this season.

Caraun Reid
News
Lions defensive tackle Caraun Reid was officially ruled active for Week 1 against the Giants. Reid was on the injury report with a shoulder issue but was never in danger of missing game action. He was ruled probable leading up to the game.
Devin Taylor
News
All of the Lions listed as probable on Friday's final injury report are active for Week 5's matchup with the Bills, including defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee), wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring), safety Don Carey (hamstring), defensive end Devin Taylor (knee) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (calf).

Fairley should be good to go for his regular role, which includes playing about half of the team's defensive snaps. He recorded his first sack of the season in Week 4.

Sam Martin
News
The Lions have listed S John Wendling, S Louis Delmas and P Sam Martin as probable Week 16. 

Wendling has an ankle injury and was limited in practice Friday. Delmas has been dealing with a knee injury all year, but has played through it. Martin has been limited with a groin issue.

T.J. Jones
News
Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Thursday the team plans to activate wide receiver T.J. Jones off the PUP list in the coming weeks, per the team's official website. Jones has been sidelined all season due to a shoulder injury.
Injury
Shoulder - PUP. Eligible to return Week 7 vs. New Orleans
Golden Tate
News
Lions wide receiver Golden Tate is no Calvin Johnson, to be sure, but you wouldn't be able to tell just based on his stat line over the last four games. Tate put together another monstrous performance in Week 7 against the Saints.

Tate hauled in a career-high 10 passes Sunday, giving him 32 receptions for 448 yards over the last four games. Those are positively Megatron-esque numbers, and he has added two touchdowns in that span. Tate has been the team's top option in each game with Johnson sidelined, and should continue to be so until Johnson is at full health.

Tate has at least five receptions in each game this season, so it isn't like he has only been useful with Johnson limited. At this point, he has to be active in all Fantasy formats, and should be considered a must-start option against a dreadful Falcons defense in Week 8. 

Ryan Broyles
News
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell told the media on Monday that the door is open for wide receiver Ryan Broyles to come talk about his role on offense, per MLive.com. Even with Calvin Johnson sidelined, Broyles was on the field for only two offensive snaps in a Week 6 victory over Minnesota. He voiced his frustrations on Twitter after the game.

"I think if you look, overall, at his tweets through the years he's a guy that believes in motivation," Caldwell said. "He'll send things out I think you can take it a number of different ways. It just so happens, the timing of that particular tweet, you could take it one way or another."

Stephen Tulloch
News
Lions coach Jim Caldwell announced Monday linebacker Stephen Tulloch will be placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL Sunday against the Packers. Tulloch was injured during a post-play celebration.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
James Ihedigbo
News
The following players on the injury report were listed active for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Calvin Johnson (ankle), Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Joique Bell (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps), James Ihedigbo (neck), George Johnson (groin), Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Montell Owens (hamstring).
Jeremy Ross
News
The Lions got contributions from a variety of players in their 24-23 comeback win over the Saints. Among them, wideout Jeremy Ross caught three of his four targets for 32 yards, and tight end Brandon Pettigrew hauled in four of his six targets for 28 yards.

They'll face the Falcons in London in Week 8.

Theo Riddick
News
Lions running back Theo Riddick, who missed Week 7 with a hamstring injury, returned to practice Wednesday ahead of Sunday's game in London. It appears Detroit will have its top three backs -- Joique Bell, Reggie Bush and Riddick -- available against the Falcons.
Injury
Hamstring - Full practice. Probable for Week 8 at Atlanta
Dan Orlovsky
News
Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky, who's back with the team after his 2005-08 stint, doesn't like to relive the 0-16 season in 2008. Orlovsky punctuated that debacle by running out the back of his own end zone for a safety.

“There’s not much I can say to unmask the things that happened or erase those things,” Orlovsky told the Detroit Free Press. “My personal aspect of it is I knew I played well. We were just not a good football team. Did I have a part of that? Sure. I wish I played better in certain spaces, but I knew I played well, and I kind of look at it like this: It’s hard to play in this league for four years. It’s really, really hard to play in it for 10 years.

“I get the fears maybe with obviously fans and whatnot, but the organization knows what they’re doing, and I know I’m a good player, and I certainly hope to just be part of changing some of that past, whether it’s directly or indirectly.”

Orlovsky replaced Shaun Hill as Matthew Stafford's backup.

Ashlee Palmer
News
The Detroit Lions listed several players as probable for the Week 8 game against Dallas Sunday. All of those players are active for the contest. They are as follows: DB Louis Delmas (knee); DL Andre Fluellen (concussion); DB Rashean Mathis (groin); LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle); and RB Theo Riddick (concussion). All are active against the Cowboys. 
Garrett Reynolds
News
Lions tight ends Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) are among the team's inactives for the game against New Orleans. Also sitting out are wideout Calvin Johnson (ankle), running back Theo Riddick (hamstring), quarterback Kellen Moore, offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds and defensive end Larry Webster.

With Ebron and Fauria out, tight end Brandon Pettigrew is in for a big workload Sunday.

Ifeanyi Momah
News
The Lions have announced several roster moves on Monday, ESPN reports. The team signed tight end Kellen Davis, and in order to free up a roster spot, Detroit has waived safety Jerome Couplin. Wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah was also signed to the practice squad.
Eric Ebron
News
Lions tight end Eric Ebron was downgraded to did not practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday due to a hamstring injury. With Joseph Fauria (ankle) also injured, the only healthy tight end on the Lions roster is starter Brandon Pettigrew.
Injury
Hamstring - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 8 at Atlanta
George Johnson
News
The following players on the injury report were listed active for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Calvin Johnson (ankle), Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Joique Bell (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps), James Ihedigbo (neck), George Johnson (groin), Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Montell Owens (hamstring).
Andrew Peacock
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Dominic Raiola
News
The following starters will not suit up for the Lions Thursday night against the Bills: Quarterback Matthew Stafford, receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, running back Reggie Bush, center Dominic Raiola, guard Rob Sims and tight end Brandon Pettigrew, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Rashean Mathis, defensive end Jason Jones, safeties James Ihedigbo and Don Carey and linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
Josh Bynes
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The Lions signed linebacker Josh Bynes off the Ravens' practice squad, reports the National Football Post.
Darryl Tapp
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The Lions re-signed Darryl Tapp after placing Kyle Van Noy (hernia) on short-term injured reserve Tuesday. Tapp was released during the team's final cuts Saturday.
Mike Harris
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The Lions have signed cornerback Mike Harris to the practice squad, waiving cornerback Josh Victorian in a corresponding move. Harris was cut from the Jaguars during the preseason.

Jordan Thompson
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The Lions placed linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) on injured reserve Saturday. The team replaced Lewis on the active roster with tight end Jordan Thompson, who was signed from the practice squad.
Reggie Bush
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Lions running back Reggie Bush (ankle), tight end Eric Ebron (hamstring), tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle) and tight end Brandon Pettigrew (foot) all sat out practice Thursday. Bush was the only player of the four to practice Wednesday.

The Lions are preparing to play the Falcons in Week 8.

Injury
Ankle - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 8 at Atlanta
Larry Webster
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Lions tight ends Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) are among the team's inactives for the game against New Orleans. Also sitting out are wideout Calvin Johnson (ankle), running back Theo Riddick (hamstring), quarterback Kellen Moore, offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds and defensive end Larry Webster.

With Ebron and Fauria out, tight end Brandon Pettigrew is in for a big workload Sunday.

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