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Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense21st80.8 (29th)251.7 (10th)
Defense3rd70.7 (1st)233.1 (10th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
42Abdul-Quddus, Isa SS6-12008/3/19894Fordham
94Ansah, Ezekiel DE6-62785/29/19892Brigham Young
74Austin, Rodney G6-431112/4/19881Elon
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
85Ebron, Eric TE6-42654/10/1993RNorth Carolina
98Fairley, Nick DT6-43081/23/19884Auburn
80Fauria, Joseph TE6-72671/16/19902UCLA
96Fluellen, Andre DT6-23023/7/19856Florida State
10Fuller, Corey WR6-22006/23/19901Virginia Tech
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 G6-53121/30/1991RArkansas
52Tapp, Darryl DE6-12709/13/19849Virginia Tech
15Tate, Golden WR5-101958/2/19885Notre Dame
92Taylor, Devin DE6-727511/15/19892South Carolina
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 MLB6-22424/2/19903Temple
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
30Couplin, Jerome DB6-12158/31/1991RWilliam & Mary
52Harris, Jerrell LB6-32427/8/19891Alabama
44Igwenagu, Emil TE6-22453/27/19892Massachusetts
62Keyton, Darren G6-33056/15/1990RCentral Michigan
1Peacock, Andrew WR5-101901/14/1991RAppalachian State
62Philon, Roy DE6-32913/26/1991RLouisville
82Thompson, Jordan TE6-42487/12/19891Ohio U.
30Wade, Trevin DB5-101908/1/19893Arizona
73Williams, Michael T6-62709/8/19902Alabama
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Detroit6-5315.36-4286.926.52135
 
 
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Position Listing
Jerome Couplin
News
The Lions have re-signed safety Jerome Couplin to the practice squad and released wide receiver Patrick Edwards from the same unit.

Couplin had been waived Tuesday.

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 announced Thursday rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy will make his season debut Sunday against the Dolphins. However, Caldwell indicated Van Noy will likely be limited as he sees snaps on special teams and defense.

Van Noy spent most of the season on short-term injured reserve due to a sports hernia injury before being activated Monday.

Jason Jones
News
Lions defensive end Jason Jones should be fine for the Sunday game at New England after returning to practice Friday. He had missed the last two sessions due to a family medical emergency.

Jones has started every game this season with two sacks. He has contributed to 12 tackles.

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
Lions starting left tackle Riley Reiff was unable to practice Tuesday and could be in danger of missing Thursday's clash against Chicago, per the Detroit Free-Press. Reiff hyperextended his left knee on the first offensive snap of Sunday's loss to New England. He'll likely need to practice Wednesday in order to play on Thanksgiving Day.

"He's a tough guy," coach Jim Caldwell said. "He's tough, he's durable, he's typically been able to battle through a lot. When you play that position, literally, there's contact on every play. And those guys get accustomed to being uncomfortable, and so until the point where it gets to be something that obviously is out of his control, I think he usually finds a way to battle through."
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.
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
Here's the thing: If you've been starting Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in Fantasy all this time, your season is probably just about over anyway. He's contributed multiple scores in only five of 11 games this season, and he just had his second straight with no scores at all Week 12 at New England. At a position where the minimum expectation is two scores in a standard 12-team league -- and some of the best are liable to have three or four -- that's a backbreaker.

Of course, Stafford himself has been one of the best of the best before. In 2011, he threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns. But that was three years ago. Any hope of a coaching change helping him recapture that form is long gone now.

To some degree, you could have seen his last two games coming given the matchups. The Patriots and Cardinals have two of the more opportunistic pass defenses in football. But interceptions weren't as much the problem for Stafford in those games as a lack of touchdown passes. Zero over a two-game stretch is unacceptable for a presumed top-12 quarterback, regardless of the competition.

But all that being said ... he's going against a Bears defense in Week 13 that has been absolutely dreadful against the pass, he has two of probably the NFL's best 25 wide receivers in Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, and he had his best three-game stretch of the season prior to these last two games. If you've stuck it out this long with him, might as well go down with the ship, right?

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."

Darren Keyton
News
The Lions have announced all their cuts in getting their roster down to 53.

The offensive players released are fullback Chad Abram, quarterback James Franklin, linemen Michael Williams, Garrett Reynolds and Darren Keyton, wide receiver Kris Durham, running backs George Winn and Michael Egnew.

The defenders gone are cornerbacks Chris Greenwood, Mohammed Seisay, Nate Ness, Aaron Hester and Jonte Green, end Darryl Tapp and linebacker Shamari Benton.

Placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio and punter Drew Butler have also been cut.

Jerrell Harris
News
The Lions have parted ways with tight end Kellen Davis on Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free-Press. The team promoted linebacker Jerrell Harris and guard Rodney Austin from the practice squad.
Rashean Mathis
News
The Lions released their Week 13 injury report Wednesday, and announced they will play Thursday against the Bears without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) and guard Larry Warford.

Running back Reggie Bush (ankle, back) is listed as questionable for a third straight week. However, he told reporters he expects to play, according to MLive.com. Bush also said the same thing leading up to Week 12 before sitting out.

Tackle Riley Reiff (knee) is also listed as questionable, while Ezekiel Ansah (elbow), safety James Ihedigbo (knee), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (foot), cornerback Rashean Mathis (ankle) and safety Glover Quin (back) are all listed as probable.

Injury
Ankle - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Chicago
Glover Quin
News
The Lions released their Week 13 injury report Wednesday, and announced they will play Thursday against the Bears without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) and guard Larry Warford.

Running back Reggie Bush (ankle, back) is listed as questionable for a third straight week. However, he told reporters he expects to play, according to MLive.com. Bush also said the same thing leading up to Week 12 before sitting out.

Tackle Riley Reiff (knee) is also listed as questionable, while Ezekiel Ansah (elbow), safety James Ihedigbo (knee), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (foot), cornerback Rashean Mathis (ankle) and safety Glover Quin (back) are all listed as probable.

Injury
Back - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Chicago
C.J. Mosley
News
Lions coach Jim Caldwell announced Monday defensive tackle C.J. Mosley has been reinstated following a two-week suspension. Although, Caldwell refused to comment on the ESPN report citing Mosley's suspension stemmed from an incident involving marijuana while the team was in London a few weeks ago.

Caldwell said Mosley's situation was an internal matter. Caldwell isn't sure if Mosley will face further action from the league, calling it an NFL and NFLPA issue.

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.

Andre Fluellen
News
The Lions re-signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen Monday, according to the team's official website. He had three tackles (two solo) in 13 games for Detroit last season.
Kellen Moore
News
The following players have been ruled as inactive for the Lions in Week 12 against the Patriots: Nick Fairley, Larry Webster, Kellen Moore, Ryan Broyles, Larry Warford, Reggie Bush and Kellen Davis.
LaAdrian Waddle
News
The Lions are in good physical shape for their Sunday game against the Patriots aside from the ruled-out statuses of defensive tackle Nick Fairley and guard Larry Warford with knee problems.

Running back Reggie Bush (ankle) is questionable, but the rest of those on the injury report are probable, including star wideouts Calvin Johnson (ankle) and Golden Tate (hip). The rest are running back Joique Bell (ankle), tight end Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (knee).

Travis Swanson
News
Lions starting right guard Larry Warford, who injured his left knee Week 10 against Miami, could be out for the "foreseeable future," reports the team's website. The team has not specified the severity of the injury.

Rookie Travis Swanson relieved Warford against the Dolphins and played 59 snaps, allowing three quarterback pressures but no sacks.

Nick Fairley
News
Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who's been out since Week 8 with a knee injury, is not practicing this week. Fairley seems unlikely to return for Thursday's game against the Bears.
Injury
Knee - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Chicago
Matt Prater
News
Lions kicker Matt Prater provided the only points for his team in a 34-9 defeat to New England on Sunday. He converted field goals of 48, 20 and 49 on the day. He hooked a 53-yard attempt wide left late in the second quarter for his only miss, finishing 3 of 4 in Week 12.
Joique Bell
News
Lions running back Joique Bell was unable to solve New England's front seven and was held under 50 yards rushing in a 34-9 defeat in Week 13.

Bell didn't have a run for more than 6 yards on the day. He carried the ball 19 times for 48 yards, averaging 2.5 yards per attempt. He caught one of two targets for minus-2 yards. He has been held out of the end zone for four consecutive games. Bell has 490 rushing yards and three touchdowns this season.

He'll look to get going Thursday against Chicago.

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
With the Lions dealing with various injuries along the offensive line, the team will reportedly promote guard Rodney Austin from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Austin has only played in one regular season game during his three-year career with the Lions. The Lions next play Thursday against Chicago.

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 end Brandon Pettigrew, who practiced fully Wednesday, was downgraded to a limited participant Thursday, reports Detroit Sports 105.1. Pettigrew missed the Week 11 loss at Arizona.
Corey Fuller
News
The Lions received minor contributions from several role players in a 34-9 loss to New England on Sunday.

With Reggie Bush sidelined with an ankle injury, Theo Riddick worked as the team's No. 2 running back. He was limited to two carries for 12 yards and caught three passes for 40 yards.

Jeremy Ross nearly scored his third career touchdown, but saw a Matt Stafford pass bounce right off his fingers. He caught three of five targets for 35 yards. Eric Ebron also had some crucial drops and finished with only two catches for 23 yards. Corey Fuller saw two of Stafford's passes go through his hands in the end zone. He was limited to only one grab for 13 yards.

Trevin Wade
News
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.
Jed Collins
News
The Lions' role players didn't make a huge impact Week 11 at Arizona. Running back Theo Riddick ran twice for 2 yards and caught three of six targets for 24 yards. Rookie tight end Eric Ebron hauled in all four of his targets for 22 yards.

Fullback Jed Collins carried twice for 3 yards, and wideout Jeremy Ross had a 7-yard grab. They'll all visit New England in Week 12.

Joseph Fauria
News
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).

Ndamukong Suh
News
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said Wednesday "money's not everything" when talking about his future plans, before directing further inquiries about his contract situation to agent Jimmy Sexton.

The Lions were hopeful to sign Suh, who is expected to be a free agent after the season, to extension in March, but negotiations broke down and the two sides have been at an impasse since Suh switched agents. 

It is believed Suh is looking for a contract similar to the $100 million deal Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt received in September. A profile in The Wall Street Journal characterized Suh as being in pursuit of becoming a billionaire. Suh said that characterization is not entirely accurate.

"I don't know if it's a quest to be a billionaire," he said. "It's more about being successful on and off the football field. (Right now) is on the football field, and obviously everything else is icing on the cake. But I pride myself on not just playing football. Got my degree for a reason, and plan on using it."

Suh has totaled 32 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks and 27 quarterback hurries through 11 games.

Larry Warford
News
Lions starting right guard Larry Warford has told MLive.com that he plans on returning "really soon" from what he described as a left knee sprain sustained against Miami two weeks ago. He added that he has begun his rehab process.

"I'm lucky it was what it was," he said. "It wasn't a tear or anything. It wasn't anything serious."

Warford started the first nine games of the season, but was inactive for the Week 11 clash at Arizona.

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
It's quite evident Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson's production in 2014 has not been up to par. Johnson has missed time this season due to an ankle injury, but when he has been active, he has averaged just 72.3 receiving yards per game, which is his lowest average since 2010. He had averaged more than 100 receiving yards per game from 2011-13.

Johnson said Tuesday he is still the "same guy" from 2012, when he totaled 1,964 receiving yards, which is an NFL record. Quarterback Matthew Stafford suggests Johnson's drop in production is because defenses are doing a better job "keying in" on the star receiver.

"He’s the best receiver in the league, and they know that," Stafford said, per The Detroit News. "It’s on me to just throw him better balls and make sure we’re on the same page."

Stafford added it's tough to tell if Johnson is still hobbled by the ankle injury.

"It was a long time that he was out," Stafford said. "Even when he was in early on in the season, there were a couple games he played where he wasn’t himself. It’s always a long process coming back."

Injury
Ankle - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Chicago
Ezekiel Ansah
News
The Lions released their Week 13 injury report Wednesday, and announced they will play Thursday against the Bears without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) and guard Larry Warford.

Running back Reggie Bush (ankle, back) is listed as questionable for a third straight week. However, he told reporters he expects to play, according to MLive.com. Bush also said the same thing leading up to Week 12 before sitting out.

Tackle Riley Reiff (knee) is also listed as questionable, while Ezekiel Ansah (elbow), safety James Ihedigbo (knee), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (foot), cornerback Rashean Mathis (ankle) and safety Glover Quin (back) are all listed as probable.

Injury
Elbow - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Chicago
Don Muhlbach
News
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).

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
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
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 rookie wideout T.J. Jones was cleared to return to practice Wednesday, reports MLive.com. Jones had shoulder surgery in the offseason.

Detroit has 21 days to put Jones on the active roster or sit him for the season.

Injury
Shoulder - PUP. Out indefinitely
Golden Tate
News
Lions receiver Golden Tate got off to a fast start but cooled off in Sunday's 34-9 defeat to New England in Week 12.

Tate hauled in two receptions for 41 yards on the opening drive, followed by a 42-yard grab on the opening play of the second quarter. He cracked the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career with that second-quarter reception. He was limited to only one catch for a gain of 14 yards in the second half. Tate was targeted 10 times and finished with four catches for 97 yards. He also took one end-around for 13 yards.

Tate has 1,047 receiving yards and three scores on the year. He'll look to keep rolling on Thanksgiving Day against Chicago.

Ryan Broyles
News
The following players have been ruled as inactive for the Lions in Week 12 against the Patriots: Nick Fairley, Larry Webster, Kellen Moore, Ryan Broyles, Larry Warford, Reggie Bush and Kellen Davis.
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 Lions released their Week 13 injury report Wednesday, and announced they will play Thursday against the Bears without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) and guard Larry Warford.

Running back Reggie Bush (ankle, back) is listed as questionable for a third straight week. However, he told reporters he expects to play, according to MLive.com. Bush also said the same thing leading up to Week 12 before sitting out.

Tackle Riley Reiff (knee) is also listed as questionable, while Ezekiel Ansah (elbow), safety James Ihedigbo (knee), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (foot), cornerback Rashean Mathis (ankle) and safety Glover Quin (back) are all listed as probable.

Injury
Knee - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Chicago
Jeremy Ross
News
The Lions received minor contributions from several role players in a 34-9 loss to New England on Sunday.

With Reggie Bush sidelined with an ankle injury, Theo Riddick worked as the team's No. 2 running back. He was limited to two carries for 12 yards and caught three passes for 40 yards.

Jeremy Ross nearly scored his third career touchdown, but saw a Matt Stafford pass bounce right off his fingers. He caught three of five targets for 35 yards. Eric Ebron also had some crucial drops and finished with only two catches for 23 yards. Corey Fuller saw two of Stafford's passes go through his hands in the end zone. He was limited to only one grab for 13 yards.

Theo Riddick
News
The Lions received minor contributions from several role players in a 34-9 loss to New England on Sunday.

With Reggie Bush sidelined with an ankle injury, Theo Riddick worked as the team's No. 2 running back. He was limited to two carries for 12 yards and caught three passes for 40 yards.

Jeremy Ross nearly scored his third career touchdown, but saw a Matt Stafford pass bounce right off his fingers. He caught three of five targets for 35 yards. Eric Ebron also had some crucial drops and finished with only two catches for 23 yards. Corey Fuller saw two of Stafford's passes go through his hands in the end zone. He was limited to only one grab for 13 yards.

Dan Orlovsky
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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
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Lions linebacker Ashlee Palmer was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Patriots with a brain injury, the team announced. Palmer was ruled out for the remainder of the game with the injury. 
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Concussion - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Chicago
Garrett Reynolds
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The following players were labeled ruled for the Lions in Week 10 against Miami: Nick Fairley, Kellen Moore, Eric Ebron, Garrett Reynolds, Ryan Broyles, Larry Webster and Joseph Fauria.
Eric Ebron
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Lions tight end Eric Ebron has produced disappointing numbers for the 10th overall pick in the 2014 draft. He has just 14 catches for 125 yards and one touchdown in seven games, having missed three with a hamstring injury.

But Ebron might have shown glimpses of increased production in Week 11 against Arizona with a season-high four receptions in a starting role. Jim Caldwell believes that could be the beginning of something good.

"With him, coming along, he played a lot more comfortable at his position," Caldwell told MLive.com. "I do think, down the stretch, he's going to be able to stretch the field for us from his position. Not only that, but give us some big plays as well."

George Johnson
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The Lions released their Week 13 injury report Wednesday, and announced they will play Thursday against the Bears without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) and guard Larry Warford.

Running back Reggie Bush (ankle, back) is listed as questionable for a third straight week. However, he told reporters he expects to play, according to MLive.com. Bush also said the same thing leading up to Week 12 before sitting out.

Tackle Riley Reiff (knee) is also listed as questionable, while Ezekiel Ansah (elbow), safety James Ihedigbo (knee), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (foot), cornerback Rashean Mathis (ankle) and safety Glover Quin (back) are all listed as probable.

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Foot - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Chicago
Andrew Peacock
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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
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Lions offensive lineman Dominic Raiola was fined $10,000 for unnecessary roughness for his actions in the final minute of Sunday's game against the Patriots, according to NFL spokesman Michael Signora.

The NFL fined Raiola as he unnecessarily struck his opponent on a pass play, violating Rule 12, Section 2, Article 12(c) of the NFL Rule Book which prohibits "striking, swinging at, or clubbing the head, neck, or face of an opponent with the wrist(s), arm(s), elbow(s), or hand(s)."

The play was a third-and-9 from the Detroit 35 with 57 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Raiola was not fined for his block on the final snap of the game.

Josh Bynes
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Lions linebacker Josh Bynes is probable to play in London Sunday after being added to the Week 8 injury report Saturday. Bynes is dealing with a teeth issue.
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.
Jordan Thompson
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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.
Reggie Bush
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The Lions released their Week 13 injury report Wednesday, and announced they will play Thursday against the Bears without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) and guard Larry Warford.

Running back Reggie Bush (ankle, back) is listed as questionable for a third straight week. However, he told reporters he expects to play, according to MLive.com. Bush also said the same thing leading up to Week 12 before sitting out.

Tackle Riley Reiff (knee) is also listed as questionable, while Ezekiel Ansah (elbow), safety James Ihedigbo (knee), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (foot), cornerback Rashean Mathis (ankle) and safety Glover Quin (back) are all listed as probable.

Injury
Ankle - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Chicago
Roy Philon
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The Steelers announced their final round of cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday, as they parted ways with 22 players.

The Steelers released defensive backs Isaiah Green, Dayonne Nunley, Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, linebackers Chris Carter, Howard Jones and Dan Molls, and defensive linemen Ethan Hemer, Josh Mauro, Roy Philon and Nick Williams on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, the team cut tight ends Rob Blanchflower, Bryce Davis and David Paulson, running backs Josh Harris and Stephen Houston, wide receivers Derek Moye and Lanear Sampson, offensive linemen Graham Pocic, Will Simmons and Guy Whimper, and quarter Brendon Kay.

Larry Webster
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The following players have been ruled as inactive for the Lions in Week 12 against the Patriots: Nick Fairley, Larry Webster, Kellen Moore, Ryan Broyles, Larry Warford, Reggie Bush and Kellen Davis.
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