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Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense25th71.1 (32nd)265.3 (8th)
Defense20th116.7 (22nd)250.5 (19th)
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42Abdul-Quddus, Isa SS6-12018/3/19895Fordham
21Abdullah, Ameer RB5-82036/13/1993RNebraska
94Ansah, Ezekiel DE6-52785/29/19893Brigham Young
35Bell, Joique RB5-112318/4/19865Wayne State (Mich.)
41Bentley, Bill DB5-101885/16/19894Louisiana-Lafayette
46Burton, Michael FB6-02472/1/1992RRutgers
29Butler, Crezdon CB6-11915/26/19876Clemson
57Bynes, Josh OLB6-12358/24/19894Auburn
26Carey, Don SS5-112032/14/19877Norfolk State
33Carter, Alex CB6-019610/19/1994RStanford
95Copeland, Brandon LB6-32487/2/19911Pennsylvania
99Cudjo, Jermelle DT6-22989/28/19864Central Oklahoma
28Diggs, Quandre CB5-91971/22/1993RTexas
85Ebron, Eric TE6-42554/10/19932North Carolina
10Fuller, Corey WR6-22006/23/19902Virginia Tech
32Ihedigbo, James SS6-121412/3/19838Massachusetts
81Johnson, Calvin WR6-52379/29/19859Georgia Tech
43Johnson, Isaiah DB6-12025/16/1992RGeorgia Tech
91Jones, Jason DE6-52755/23/19868Eastern Michigan
13Jones, T.J. WR6-01907/19/19921Notre Dame
24Lawson, Nevin CB5-91914/23/19912Utah State
50Lewis, Travis OLB6-22351/15/19884Oklahoma
77Lucas, Cornelius T6-93287/18/19912Kansas State
6Martin, Sam P6-12112/27/19903Appalachian State
16Moore, Lance WR5-91878/31/198310Toledo
48Muhlbach, Don LS6-42588/17/198112Texas A&M
92Ngata, Haloti DT6-43451/21/198410Oregon
74Ola, Michael T6-43124/19/19882Hampton
8Orlovsky, Dan QB6-52158/18/198310Connecticut
87Pettigrew, Brandon TE6-52782/23/19857Oklahoma State
5Prater, Matt K5-102118/10/19849Central Florida
27Quin, Glover FS6-02071/15/19867New Mexico
63Ramirez, Manny G6-33252/19/19839Texas Tech
97Reid, Caraun DT6-229811/23/19912Princeton
71Reiff, Riley T6-630812/1/19884Iowa
25Riddick, Theo RB5-92005/4/19913Notre Dame
70Robinson, Corey T6-73165/21/1992RSouth Carolina
23Slay, Darius CB6-01901/1/19913Mississippi State
9Stafford, Matthew QB6-32262/7/19887Georgia
64Swanson, Travis C6-53071/30/19912Arkansas
52Tapp, Darryl DE6-12709/13/198410Virginia Tech
15Tate, Golden WR5-101988/2/19886Notre Dame
98Taylor, Devin DE6-727511/15/19893South Carolina
67Thornton, Khyri DT6-331511/21/19892Southern Mississippi
72Tomlinson, Laken G6-33232/9/1992RDuke
55Tulloch, Stephen MLB5-112451/1/198510North Carolina State
53Van Noy, Kyle OLB6-32486/19/19902Brigham Young
66Waddle, LaAdrian T6-63287/21/19913Texas Tech
75Warford, Larry G6-33327/18/19913Kentucky
59Whitehead, Tahir MLB6-22424/2/19904Temple
78Wilson, C.J. DT6-32903/30/19876East Carolina
38Winn, George RB5-1121511/10/19902Cincinnati
90Wright, Gabe DT6-33054/3/1992RAuburn
83Wright, Timothy TE6-42204/7/19903Rutgers
Injured Players
96Fluellen, Andre (IR) DT6-23023/7/19857Florida State
68Keyton, Darren (IR) C6-33056/15/19901Central Michigan
54Levy, DeAndre (IR) OLB6-22353/26/19877Wisconsin
31Mathis, Rashean (IR) CB6-11958/27/198013Bethune-Cookman
82Thompson, Jordan (IR) TE6-42577/12/19891Ohio U.
93Walker, Tyrunn (IR) DT6-33053/18/19904Tulsa
30Wilson, Josh (IR) DB5-91873/11/19859Maryland
99Wootton, Corey (IR) DE6-62706/22/19876Northwestern
34Zenner, Zach (IR) FB5-112229/13/1991RSouth Dakota State
Practice Squad
60Cave, Braxston C6-33057/29/19891Notre Dame
 Greene, Khaseem LB6-12412/4/19893Rutgers
61Hyder, Kerry DE6-22805/2/19911Texas Tech
 Jean-Baptiste, Stanley CB6-32184/12/19902Nebraska
86Pierce, Casey TE6-32448/21/1991RKent State
 Spadola, Ryan WR6-12052/15/19911Lehigh
 Stanzi, Ricky QB6-42289/3/19875Iowa
 Thompson, Tyrus T6-533011/17/1991ROklahoma
 Washington, Corey WR6-421412/29/19912Newberry
79Webster, Larry DE6-62622/14/19902Bloomsburg
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
Michael Ola
The Bears ruled the following players inactive for Monday's game against the Saints: kicker Robbie Gould (quad), safety Chris Conte (back), cornerback Terrance Mitchell, offensive lineman Michael Ola (back), quarterback David Fales, defensive end Trevor Scott and defensive tackle Brandon Dunn.
Corey Wootton
The Lions placed wide receiver Greg Salas and defensive tackle Corey Wootton on injured reserve Saturday, reports the team's official website. Salas was dealing with a knee injury while Wootton had a torn pectoral.
Pectoral - IR. Out for season
Zach Zenner
Lions rookie running back Zach Zenner will miss the remainder of this season after suffering multiple cracked ribs and a partially collapsed lung Sunday game against the Bears, per MLive.

Zenner was a preseason standout, making the roster as an undrafted free agent. The former South Dakota State standout ends his rookie campaign with 60 rushing yards on 17 carries.

Ribs - IR. Out for season
Kyle Van Noy
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said linebacker Kyle Van Noy will not need surgery after he went for a second opinion. Caldwell added Van Noy will need rest and is week-to-week.
Jason Jones
Jones (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Bears.

Jones, one of the Lions' starting defensive ends, was cleared to play in Week 6 after returning to full practice Friday. The 29-year-old has recorded 12 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble so far this season.

Nevin Lawson
Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson said he plans to make a full recovery by the start of the season.

Lawson suffered a severely dislocated foot. He isn't sure if he'll participate in the Lions' OTAs, but he said he has no limitations on his activities, per MLive. Lawson is taking his recovery slow, but he should be back by the opener. 

Khaseem Greene
The Buccaneers announced the signing of sixth-round pick Kaelin Clay, fourth-round linebacker Kwon Alexander, fifth-round wide receiver Kenny Bell and seventh-round fullback Joey Iosefa, according to the team's official website. The draft picks were all signed to four-year deals.

The team also announced they claimed linebacker Khaseem Greene off waivers. Greene totaled 17 tackles in 10 games for the Bears last season.

Riley Reiff
The Lions have picked up the fifth-year option of offensive tackle Riley Reiff, general manager Martin Mayhew has announced.

"We anticipate getting that paperwork done sometime soon," Mayhew told MLive.com.

The one-year option will cost the team a bit more than $8 million.

Reiff has started every game but one over the last three seasons.

Isa Abdul-Quddus
Abdul-Quddus notched eight solo tackles in Sunday's win over the Packers.

Abdul-Quddus has been filling in at the safety position after the injury to James Ihedigbo, and he was all over the field on Sunday. Abdul-Quddus led the team in tackles which helped the Lions pull of the upset in Green Bay. He can provide solid IDP value as long as Ihedigbo is still sidelined.

Matthew Stafford
Stafford completed 22 of 35 passes for 282 yards in Sunday's win over Oakland. He added six carries for 31 yards and a touchdown.

With his team trailing 13-9 early in the fourth quarter, Stafford ran in a five-yard score on a quarterback draw. It was just the third rushing touchdown of the season for Detroit, and the first since Week 3. Overall, Sunday was one of Stafford's cleaner performances of the season as the team got back to pushing the ball down field, completing five passes of 20 or more yards after averaging just three per game coming into Sunday. With bye weeks now over, Stafford has lost his value as a fill-in, but he may be worth keeping around in case the Lions continue their climb out of the abyss.

Ryan Spadola
The Cardinals relased punter Dave Zastudil, LB Lorenzo Alexander, ILB Glenn Carson, G Nate Isles, ILB Edwin Jackson, ILB Andrae Kirk, S Shaq Richardson, TE Gannon Sinclair, WR Ryan Spadola and S Darren Woodard on Monday.

They also waived/injured wide receiver Travis Harvey (hamstring), who will be placed on injured reserve if he clears waivers.

Casey Pierce
No Updates
Corey Washington
The Giants released wide receiver Corey Washington on Saturday, a source told The Record. Washington caught five passes for 52 yards and one touchdown in 14 games last season.
Khyri Thornton
Three injured players have been placed on the inactive list by the Patriots for their season opener Thursday night against Pittsburgh. They are running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), defensive lineman Trey Flowers (knee) and safety Tavon Wilson (quad).

The healthy inactives are offensive lineman Ryan Wendell, defensive lineman Khyri Thornton, linebacker Rufus Johnson and cornerback Justin Coleman.

Travis Lewis
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.
Tahir Whitehead
Whitehead notched eight tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's win over the Packers.

Whitehead was very impressive on Sunday as he helped the Lions' defense shut down a prolific Packers' offense in Green Bay, which ultimately led to a victory. Whitehead recorded his first sack of the season on a day where he put up by far his best numbers of the season. The fourth-year linebacker won't hold a ton of IDP value moving forward, but he could be good for a solid game or two like this every once in awhile.

Darren Keyton
The Lions placed center Darren Keyton on injured reserve Tuesday due to a knee injury. The team also released tight end David Ausberry from injured reserve.
Rashean Mathis
Mathis (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Mathis missed the previous three games due to concussion symptoms, so it's not too surprising to see him land on IR. The 35-year-old could found his way onto the field next year, but given his age and injury history it wouldn't be surprising to see him retire at the end of the season.

Concussion - IR. Out for season
Glover Quin
Lions defensive back Glover Quin recorded two tackles, an interception and a pass deafened in Sunday's loss to Denver. 

Quin made a diving basket catch on a deflected pass that snuffed out a Broncos march toward the end zone. The 2014 NFL interceptions leader is now tied atop the league lead this season with two.

Quin has assumed a leadership role in Detroit and appears set to remain in a center-field role, freeing him up to make breaks on the ball. Expect him to be in the thick of this year's interception race.

Corey Robinson
No Updates
Crezdon Butler
The Buccaneers announced they released cornerback Crezdon Butler. He played in 14 games, making 11 tackles.
Teeth - Full practice. Probable for Week 12 vs. Philadelphia
Michael Burton
No Updates
Laken Tomlinson
The Lions finished signing their entire 2015 draft class when first-round pick Laken Tomlinson agreed to a four-year contract Thursday, reports the Detroit Free Press.

The deal includes a team option on the fifth year of the deal. Tomlinson is expected to start at left guard for the Lions.

Brandon Copeland
The Lions announced the signing of linebacker Brandon Copeland on Tuesday.

Copeland impressed the Lions when he ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at the NFL veterans combine. Copeland had spent time on the Titans' practice squad in 2013.

Don Carey
Lions strong safety Don Carey and linebacker Tahir Whitehead both returned to Sunday's Wild Card game against the Cowboys after being deemed questionable in the third quarter.

Both players were diagnosed with dehydration, but both were able to make it back onto the field before the end of the third quarter. The Lions have a 20-14 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Back - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 12 vs. Philadelphia
Darius Slay
Slay (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Slay was able to compete fully in Friday's practice, so he shouldn't be held to a limited snap count while working as the Lions' top cornerback Sunday. Through five games, Slay has collected 21 tackles and an interception.

Neck - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 12 vs. Philadelphia
Ricky Stanzi
The Jaguars have pared down their roster to 53 on Saturday by cutting 20 players.

The players on that list are: C Michael Brewster, G Drew Nowak, DE Gerald Rivers, QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Chad Bumphis, FB Eric Kettani, TE Brandon Barden, OT Cody Booth, DL Deandre Coleman, DT Ricky Heimuli, S Craig Loston, QB Stephen Morris, K/P Kasey Redfern, G Tyler Shatley, TE D.J. Tialavea, LB Marcus Whitfield, WR Kerry Taylor, S Sherrod Martin, LB Nate Stupar and CB Jamell Fleming.
Andre Fluellen
The Bills signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen to the active roster on Saturday, according to Bleacher Report.

Fluellen played in eight games for the Lions last year, recording 10 tackles in the process.

LaAdrian Waddle
The Lions have announced that they have activated two starters - defensive end Jason Jones and right tackle LaAdrian Waddle - off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

Wadde has recovered from a partially torn ACL while Jones was dealing with a knee ailment that required surgery.

Travis Swanson
When the Lions drafted Travis Swanson a year ago, the idea was for him to emerge as a starting center for the franchise by 2015. 

There's now some doubt, at least that's what the Lions themselves are saying after acquiring veteran Manny Ramirez in a trade on Thursday during the NFL draft. 

"I don't know," Lions offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn said, via the Detroit Free Press. "And I'm not trying to be evasive, I just don't know. What is it, May 2, 3rd? The depth kind of develops itself, which is a nice thing. Going through OTAs, mini-camp, training camp, it always takes care of itself."

Swanson is still the favorite to start at center, though it does appear the Lions want to put him in a competitive situation. 

Matt Prater
Lions kicker Matt Prater is concerned that the NFL's new rule moving extra points back to the 15-yard line could have some major effects toward kickers. 

"Am I thrilled about it? No, I don't think any other kicker is," Prater said in an interview with ESPN.com. "You know, they make these rules and they never talk to any of us about it. I don't know. I just feel that eventually they are just trying to weed kicking out of the game completely. It's something we'll have to deal with and hopefully make them all."

He also questioned the motive from the league with making this kind of rule change. 

"I don't know what the owners and (NFL commissioner Roger) Goodell and all them are thinking," Prater said. "But I'm just going to try and do my job and keep my mouth shut for the most part."

Joique Bell
Bell ran for 22 yards on six carries in Sunday's win over the Raiders. He was targeted once and delivered a 18-yard reception.

One week after tallying a season-high 14 carries in the Lions' Week 10 win over Green Bay, Bell snapped back to reality with six carries - his average coming into Week 10. The Lions are owners of the league's worst rushing offense and Bell, despite entering the year as the team's starter, has not provided many answers. Bell has led the Lions in carries in three of the seven games in which he has played, with rookie Ameer Abdullah leading the team in carries six times in 10 games. The safe money is on that trend continuing, with the rookie getting the bulk of the carries with Bell and Theo Riddick filling in behind.

DeAndre Levy
Levy (hip) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Shortly after signing a four-year extension in August, Levy came down with a hip injury that dogged him throughout the first month of the season. He finally made an appearance in Week 5, but he logged just 17 snaps without recording a tackle before aggravating the ailment. Following hip surgery, the Lions kept the door open for a return this season, but the decision was made Wednesday to shut him down for the season. Expect Josh Bynes to continue working as the nominal weakside linebacker in Detroit.

Hip - IR. Out for season
Cornelius Lucas
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said that Riley Reiff might start at right tackle next season. 

Reiff has started 32 games at left tackle over the last two seasons. The Lions aren't sure that last year's right tackle LaAdrian Waddle will be fully recovered from knee surgery, and backup tackle Cornelius Lucas is better on the left side. 

Reiff told the Daily Republic he doesn't care where he plays. 

 "I like playing, and wherever they want to put me, that's fine. I'll play," he said.

Quandre Diggs
A lack of size and speed is generally a deadly combination to those seeking employment as an NFL cornerback. But Lions rookie nickel back Quandre Diggs is ahead of the game in his desire to land a job.

His 40-yard dash time of 4.56 at the combine is below average. The sixth-round pick is only 5-foot-9. But he has shown instincts at his position that have impressed his coaches and teammates.

"He's got a natural feel," quarterback Matthew Stafford told MLive.com. "(He) made a play the other day in the red zone that wasn't even on the ball. I wasn't in the game. I was watching from afar, and was like, 'Man, our QB wanted to throw it, and he just took it away at the last second. ... He's got a good feel in zone, and I think he's a feisty kind of competitor in man. He's going to be around the football trying to make plays on it."

Gabe Wright
Lions rookie defensive tackle Gabe Wright is burdened with wearing former Detroit star Ndamukong Suh's number. But the fourth-round draft pick is showing he can rep the number and fill in the void left in the defense, according to MLive.com.

"We think he is going to be productive for us when we get him in here and get him in the rotation for us," defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said. "We are hoping, like most of our defensive tackles, to get him 25, 30, 35 plays a game."

Sixth-round pick Quandre Diggs thinks the team is going to have a solid player in the middle of their defensive line.

"He's going to go out and compete," Diggs said. "He's one of those big guys that loves to hustle. He loves to make plays, and he plays the game with the type of excitement that you love to see from those big guys."

Ankle - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 12 vs. Philadelphia
George Winn
Winn was promoted from the practice squad to the Lions' 53-man roster Tuesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Winn will take the place of fellow running back Zack Zenner, who sustained multiple cracked ribs and a partially collapsed lung Sunday versus the Bears. While he's unlikely to get much run behind Joique Bell (ankle), Ameer Abdullah (arm), and Theo Riddick, Winn did turn 19 carries into 73 yards in 12 games last season.

Alex Carter
The Lions elected to place cornerback Alex Carter on their short-term injured reserve list, according to the team's official website.

Carter suffered an ankle injury shortly after training camp began. He will sit out the first eight weeks before he can be activated.

Ankle - IR. Designated for return
Haloti Ngata
Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (calf) is listed as active Sunday against the Vikings.

Ngata will prop up the run defense for the first time since Week 4, but his Individual Defensive Player utility remains negligible, as he's recorded a mere six tackles (four solo) in four games.

Brandon Pettigrew
Pettigrew (elbow) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs in London.

The return of Pettigrew, who has recorded three catches for 29 yards in two games to date, bolsters the Lions' TE depth, but as long as Eric Ebron is healthy, Pettigrew is not a high-percentage fantasy play.

Lance Moore
Moore caught one pass off of two targets for 21 yards in Sunday's win over Oakland.

Moore had scored touchdowns in four of five games entering Sunday, but delivered his second worst performance of the season against the Raiders. Moore has developed a rapport with Matthew Stafford, leading the Lions in touchdown catches. Without touchdowns, however, Moore doesn't have much value, tallying more than three catches in a game just twice all year. His nose for the end zone makes him an intriguing player, but his lack of supplemental production limits him to a buyer-beware pick-up.

Corey Fuller
Lions wide receiver Corey Fuller is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos, MLive.com's Kyle Meinke reports.

Fuller was active for the Lions' first two games, but he didn't draw any targets and wasn't used as a return man. Lance Moore is the No. 3 wide receiver, with TJ Jones serving as the No. 4.

Josh Wilson
Wilson (knee) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

With Rashean Mathis (concussion) already on injured reserve and Nevin Lawson (concussion) in danger of missing Week 11, the Lions badly need to add depth at a position that wasn't exactly a strength to begin with. Wilson had been serving as the team's nickelback.

Knee - IR. Out for season
Tyrunn Walker
Lions defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker was carted off the field with a left ankle injury Monday night, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports. The injury appeared to be a tibia or fibula fracture, David Chao of Sirius XM reports.

It sounds like Walker's in for an extended absence, as this was a gruesome injury.

Leg - IR. Out for season
Braxston Cave
The Redskins signed offensive lineman Tevita Stevens to the practice squad and released offensive lineman Braxston Cave from the squad.
Larry Warford
Lions offensive lineman Larry Warford is still bothered by a high ankle sprain, but he hopes to begin practicing this week, reports MLive.com.

"It's good," he said. "Your soreness is going to be obvious, but I feel better. It's coming along pretty well. It feels good to run again."

Warford suffered the injury in the preseason and missed Week 1.

Bill Bentley
The Lions waived cornerback Bill Bentley on Thursday, according to the Detroit Free Press

Bentley was returning from a torn ACL sustained during the first week of the 2014 season. Bentley was selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Lions out of Louisiana-Lafayette. 

Bentley was competing for the nickelback role in the secondary. 

Calvin Johnson
Johnson (ankle) was limited at Tuesday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Even if he's limited again at Wednesday's practice, Johnson should be fine for Thursday's game against the Eagles. There's been no report of any setbacks from Sunday's win over the Raiders, and Johnson has grown accustomed to playing at a high level while nicked up. He should enjoy the matchup with a declining Philadelphia defense.

Ankle - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 12 vs. Philadelphia
Timothy Wright
Wright is inactive Sunday against the Chiefs.

With Brandon Pettigrew back in action this week to work with fellow tight end Eric Ebron, Wright is the odd man out at the position for the Lions on Sunday.

Ezekiel Ansah
Ansah registered a sack in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Ansah has been a consistent threat throughout the season, picking up a sack in seven of 10 games this year. For the season, Ansah's eight sacks rank fourth in the league while his three forced fumbles are tied for second.

Manny Ramirez
Many believed that guard and first-round pick Laken Tomlinson was a shoo-in to start for the Lions this season.

Not so fast.

Fellow newcomer Manny Ramirez, for whom the team traded in a swap with Denver, began OTAs this week working with the first team. Tomlinson was on the second unit.

Jim Caldwell explained why, praising the 32-year-old Ramirez along the way.

"He's a guy that's certainly going to add some girth and power and experience in the (interior)," Caldwell told MLive.com. "But, also, you can just tell from a leadership standpoint, I mean, he's tremendous. Real solid guy, just a person that's well-rounded, has a good sense of what being a real pro is. ... I think you'll see some of that wear off on some of our younger guys."

Ramirez was a full-time starter with the Broncos in each of the last three seasons.

Don Muhlbach
The Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Muhlbach made the Pro Bowl in 2012 and has spent his entire 12-year career with the Lions. 

C.J. Wilson
Wilson was released by the Raiders on Saturday.

Wilson appeared in every game with the Raiders last season, picking up 23 tackles (16 solo) and two sacks, but he quickly tumbled down the depth chart in 2015, playing in just three games this season. He could be a candidate to join another team should they need help along their defensive line.

Stanley Jean-Baptiste
The Saints announced Saturday they have released corner Stanley Jean-Baptiste, who was the team's second-round pick in 2014, per ESPN.com. 

Jean-Baptiste played in just four games last season, and didn't record any statistics. He spent most of the season as a healthy scratch. 

Caraun Reid
Lions defensive tackle Caraun Reid (ankle) practiced for the first time since Aug. 20, Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News reports.

Reid was atop the Lions' depth chart prior to being injured in Detroit's preseason game against Washington. Though he will likely return to the team in a supporting role behind Haloti Ngata and Tyrunn Walker, backup defensive tackles Jermelle Cudjo and Gabe Wright combined for 39 defensive snaps in Week 1 - a total Reid may take the bulk of once he returns to full health.

Ankle - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 12 vs. Philadelphia
Devin Taylor
Lions tight ends Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) are active for Sunday's game at Arizona after being listed as probable. Ebron returns after missing three straight games and will start in place of Brandon Pettigrew (foot). Fauria is back after missing six straight games.

Also suiting up are safety James Ihedigbo (back), center Don Muhlbach (ankle), right tacle LaAdrian Waddle (knee) and defensive end Devin Taylor (knee).

Sam Martin
Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell, still upset about the pass-interference flag officials picked up in the fourth quarter of Sunday's playoff loss at Dallas, suggested video replay be used on critical calls like that one, reports the Columbus Dispatch.

"I think, without question, it was probably not officiated correctly in my estimation,” Caldwell said Monday. "Nevertheless, I do think in this day and age, with modern times where we have technology that can take out the human factor in certain key situations in big games, that we should use that technology to do so."

Detroit led 20-17 and had third-and-1 at the Cowboys' 46-yard line when linebacker Anthony Hitchens was called for pass interference against tight end Brandon Pettigrew. Officials reversed themselves and picked up the flag, prompting a Lions punt. Sam Martin shanked it, the Cowboys drove for a touchdown and held on to win 24-20.

"I'm angry about it, and trying to keep my composure here, but I'm probably angry for our team, and the fans," Caldwell said. "That's the thing that stirs your blood."

Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president for officiating, said Hitchens should have been penalized for defensive holding. That would have given the Lions a first down, putting them near field-goal range.

T.J. Jones
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said receiver T.J. Jones is nearing a return to the practice field, according to MLive.com

Before the Lions selected him in the 2014 NFL draft in the sixth round, Jones injured his arm late in his final collegiate season with Notre Dame. He ended up dealing with a nerve issue in his arm, which placed him on injured reserve last season. 

Though he's eligible to participate in this weekend's rookie minicamp, Jones was not present. Caldwell said Jones is in the weight room getting his strength back. 

"He's healed up quite nicely," Caldwell said. "I think he's still working himself into a position where's got all of his girth back, because you do lose a little bit with inactivity. But he's been working hard at it, he's gaining and he's making strides."

Golden Tate
Tate snagged eight passes off of 11 targets for 73 yards in Sunday's win over Oakland. He lost two yards on his lone carry of the game.

The eight catches tied a season high, with the 71 total yards representing Tate's third highest sum of the season. Tate ranks second on the team in catches, leading the squad during three games including Sunday. He's struggled to make much of those catches, however, finding the end zone just once and failing to reach 60 yards in seven of 10 games. After surpassing his preseason fantasy hype in 2014, Tate hasn't quite lived up to his billing in 2015. His poor yardage totals make him a beter fit for PPR leagues than standard leagues.

Stephen Tulloch
Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch has apparently made good on his claim that he has fully recovered from ACL surgery undergone in 2014, at least if his effort Tuesday is any indication.

The team website is stating that Tulloch was a full participant in the OTA session. "I'm doing everything," he said. "I'm able to run around and make calls and make checks and get back to being a middle linebacker."

Tulloch suffered a bit of embarrassment in Week 3 a year ago when he sustained the season-ending injury celebrating a sack of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

James Ihedigbo
Ihedigbo (quadriceps) is listed as active Sunday versus the Vikings, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Following last Sunday's DNP, Ihedigbo will reclaim his place as the Lions' starting strong safety, from which he accrued 36 tackles (28 solo), three forced fumbles, and one sack over the first five games.

Theo Riddick
Riddick caught five passes off of six targets for 72 yards in Sunday's win over Oakland. He added 14 rushing yards on six carries.

Riddick's 86 total yards were a season high and he tied a season high with 11 touches on Sunday. Riddick hasn't been much of a factor in the Lions' awful running game, having yet to crack 30 yards on the ground in a game this season. He's consistently been a factor in the passing game, however, his 50 catches representing the most of any back in the league. Lions' running backs haven't been fantasy studs this season, but Riddick may be the best of the bunch given his value in PPR leagues.

Dan Orlovsky
Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky completed 21 of 38 passes for 191 yards, with one touchdown and an interception, in Sunday's 42-17 loss to Arizona.

Orlovsky entered the game midway through the third quarter for an ineffective Matthew Stafford, who tossed three interceptions. The backup QB was able to move the ball a bit in the second half, but he did not lead the Lions to a touchdown until the 1:36 mark of the fourth quarter, when he hit Lance Moore on a 13-yard score. Stafford is Detroit's franchise QB, for better or worse, so don't expect Orlovsky to start anytime soon.

Eric Ebron
Ebron (quad) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Ebron was listed as limited on Monday's injury report, but the Lions didn't actually hold a practice. The real issue is his poor play, with last year's No. 10 overall draft pick already looking like a bust. He did have a few nice statistical showings earlier in the season, but his hands, route-running and blocking are all still problematic. On the bright side, Ebron is still only 22 years old, and he's unlikely to be demoted on a team that is already out of the playoff hunt.

Quadriceps, hand - Full practice. Probable for Week 12 vs. Philadelphia
Tyrus Thompson
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Kerry Hyder
The Jets have cut their roster down to 53 by waiving a number of players.

Those on offense are quarterback Tajh Boyd and Matt Simms, wide receivers Clyde Gates and Stephen Hill, running backs Daryl Richardson and Alex Green, tight end Chris Pantale, linemen Brent Qvale and Caleb Schlauderaff.

The defenders imclude defensive backs Rontez Miles, Jeremy Reeves, Johnny Patrick, Dimitri Patterson and Brandon Dixon, linemen Zach Thompson, Kerry Hyder and Tevita Finau and linebackers Garrett McIntyre and A.J. Edds.

Linebacker Antwan Barnes has been placed on the PUP list.

Josh Bynes
Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (hip) won't play Sunday against the Vikings, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Levy has not practiced since Aug. 24 due to a hip strain, so his Week 3 status is cloudy as well. In his absence this weekend, Josh Bynes will start in Levy's place on Sunday.

Darryl Tapp
Tapp (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears.

After participating in practice in a limited fashion Wednesday and Thursday, Tapp logged full duty during Friday's session to clear up any concern about his availability for Week 6. He's slated to come off the bench as part of the Lions' defensive line rotation.

Isaiah Johnson
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Jermelle Cudjo
The Chiefs released receivers Jerrell Jackson, Darryl Surgent, Deon Anthony and Weston Dressler, defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo, defensive lineman Jairus Campbell, guard Otis Hudson, cornerbacks Brandon Jones and Vernon Kearney, safety Jerron McMillian and tight end Adam Schiltz.
Jordan Thompson
The Lions announced several practice squad roster moves on Monday, according to the Detroit Free Press. The team signed the following players to the practice squad: Tight end Jordan Thompson, cornerback Trevin Wade and defensive tackle Roy Philon.
Ameer Abdullah
Abdullah carried the ball 12 times for 44 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders. He added a two-yard reception during the game.

After collecting just seven touches in his past two games combined, Abdullah tallied his third largest share of touches of the season on Sunday. He was unable to do much with them, however, as he was held under four yards per carry for the eigth time in 10 games this season and failed to top 50 total yards for the eighth time in nine games. Despite Sunday's 109 team rushing yards, the Lions boast the NFL's worst running offense and with limited effective options outside of Abdullah, expect the Lions to see what they have in the rookie by having him continue to lead the way in carries.

Larry Webster
The Lions parted ways with defensive end Larry Webster on Saturday, sources told Mlive.com. Webster has never appeared in an NFL game. He was a fourth-round pick in 2014.
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