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Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense21st81.9 (30th)256.9 (11th)
Defense18th106.3 (18th)248.4 (19th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
94Ansah, Ezekiel DE6-52755/29/19894Brigham Young
50Armbrister, Thurston OLB6-323512/25/19922Miami (Fla.)
29Bademosi, Johnson CB6-02067/23/19905Stanford
38Barnes, Adairius CB5-101884/30/1994RLouisiana Tech
44Bell, Joique RB5-112318/4/19866Wayne State (Mich.)
16Billingsley, Jace WR5-91895/17/1993REastern Oregon State
80Boldin, Anquan WR6-122010/3/198014Florida State
46Burton, Michael FB6-02472/1/19922Rutgers
31Bush, Rafael SS5-112035/12/19876South Carolina State
41Butler, Crezdon CB6-11915/26/19877Clemson
57Bynes, Josh OLB6-12358/24/19895Auburn
26Carey, Don SS5-112022/14/19878Norfolk State
33Carter, Alex CB6-019810/19/19941Stanford
51Copeland, Brandon OLB6-32637/2/19912Pennsylvania
66Dahl, Joe G6-43054/9/1993RWashington State
68Decker, Taylor T6-73118/23/1993ROhio State
85Ebron, Eric TE6-42534/10/19933North Carolina
60Glasgow, Graham G6-63087/19/1992RMichigan
84Harbor, Clay TE6-32407/2/19877Missouri State
61Hyder, Kerry DE6-22705/2/19911Texas Tech
11Jones, Marvin WR6-21983/12/19905California
13Jones, T.J. WR6-01907/19/19922Notre Dame
35Killebrew, Miles SS6-22225/10/1993RSouthern Utah
24Lawson, Nevin CB5-91924/23/19913Utah State
54Levy, DeAndre OLB6-22343/26/19878Wisconsin
77Lucas, Cornelius T6-93307/18/19913Kansas State
6Martin, Sam P6-12112/27/19904Appalachian State
48Muhlbach, Don LS6-42588/17/198113Texas A&M
82Mulligan, Matthew TE6-42671/18/19857Maine
92Ngata, Haloti DT6-43451/21/198411Oregon
8Orlovsky, Dan QB6-52158/18/198311Connecticut
5Prater, Matt K5-102018/10/198410Central Florida
27Quin, Glover FS6-02071/15/19868New Mexico
71Reiff, Riley T6-630512/1/19885Iowa
73Reynolds, Garrett T6-73057/1/19878North Carolina
12Roberts, Andre WR5-111921/9/19887The Citadel
91Robinson, A'Shawn DT6-33203/21/1995RAlabama
14Rudock, Jake QB6-32071/21/1993RMichigan
23Slay, Darius CB6-01901/1/19914Mississippi State
9Stafford, Matthew QB6-32262/7/19888Georgia
64Swanson, Travis C6-53041/30/19913Arkansas
15Tate, Golden WR5-101978/2/19887Notre Dame
98Taylor, Devin DE6-727511/15/19894South Carolina
99Thornton, Khyri DT6-331511/21/19893Southern Mississippi
72Tomlinson, Laken G6-33122/9/19922Duke
93Walker, Tyrunn DT6-33103/18/19905Tulsa
75Warford, Larry G6-33176/18/19914Kentucky
36Washington, Dwayne RB6-12234/24/1994RWashington
59Whitehead, Tahir MLB6-22414/2/19905Temple
52Williams, Antwione OLB6-32405/26/1993RGeorgia Southern
32Wilson, Tavon SS6-02123/19/19905Illinois
34Zenner, Zach FB5-112219/13/19912South Dakota State
69Zettel, Anthony DT6-42708/9/1992RPenn State
Injured Players
21Abdullah, Ameer (IR) RB5-92036/13/19932Nebraska
47Bostic, Jon (IR) LB6-12455/5/19914Florida
97Bryant, Armonty (IR) OLB6-42655/20/19904East Central (OK)
96Charles, Stefan (IR) DT6-53206/9/19884Regina (Canada)
28Diggs, Quandre (IR) CB5-92001/22/19932Texas
30Jackson, Asa (IR) DB5-1018312/2/19894Cal Poly-S.L.O.
42Landes, Jimmy (IR) LS6-12528/13/1992RBaylor
25Riddick, Theo (IR) RB5-92015/4/19914Notre Dame
70Robinson, Corey (IR) T6-73175/21/19922South Carolina
18Spadola, Ryan (IR) WR6-12052/15/19912Lehigh
40Wells, Ian (IR) CB5-111997/14/1993ROhio U.
89Wick, Cole (IR) TE6-625711/30/1993RIncarnate Word (Tex.)
83Wright, Timothy (IR) TE6-42204/7/19904Rutgers
Practice Squad
 Backman, Kennard TE6-32452/26/19932Alabama-Birmingham
 James, Mike RB5-102234/13/19913Miami (Fla.)
86Lee, Khari TE6-42531/16/19922Bowie State
58Longa, Steve OLB6-12419/29/1994RRutgers
 Ross, Rashad WR6-01802/2/19902Arizona State
 Rotheram, Matt G6-53257/5/19921Pittsburgh
 Thomas, Brandon G6-33172/18/19912Clemson
 Turzilli, Andrew WR6-419510/13/19912Rutgers
 Washington, Charles DB5-101923/16/1993RFresno State
 Weaver, Jason OL6-53094/12/19892Southern Mississippi
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Detroit6-5312.26-4300.026.22136
 
 
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Position Listing
Matthew Mulligan
News
Mulligan caught his only target for minus-two yards during Saturday's playoff game against the Seahawks.

Mulligan's catch resulted in a failed fourth-down conversion attempt and perfectly encapsulates the disappointing performance of Detroit's entire receiving corps. Signed in November after failing to survive final cuts out of training camp, Mulligan finished the regular season with just one catch for eight yards across eight games. As he's almost exclusively deployed as an in-line blocking tight end, Mulligan is highly unlikely to attain fantasy relevance all of a sudden in 2017.

Asa Jackson
News
Jackson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

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

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Jon Bostic
News
Bostic (foot) was seen working with trainers on the sidelines at Wednesday's practice, MLive.com reports.

Bostic was placed on injured reserve after going down with a fractured left foot in training camp. However, his increased activity Wednesday suggests Detroit may have made a decision regarding which one player they want to activate from IR. Such a notion would mean RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) is completely done for the season.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
Khari Lee
News
Lee has signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions, MLive.com reports.

Lee spent the first eight weeks of the 2016 season in Detroit after spending the summer in Chicago and logged over 100 snaps, primarily in a blocking role. He's set to square off with Matthew Mulligan and Khari Lee for depth chart slotting behind Eric Ebron and Clay Harbor.

Ian Wells
Injury
Zach Zenner
News
Zenner rushed 11 times for 34 yards and caught all six targets for 54 yards during the Lions' 26-6 postseason loss to the Seahawks on Saturday.

Zenner was on the field for 50 of the Lions' 52 offensive snaps Saturday and once again served as the Lions' clear lead tailback in the absence of Theo Riddick (wrist). He flashed in the pass-catching department, too, which came especially handy on a day most of Detroit's pass-catchers struggled. However, with both Riddick and Ameer Abdullah (foot) set to return in 2017, Zenner enters the offseason with little opportunity to seize anything more than No. 3 status on the depth chart.

Cole Wick
News
Wick (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, MLive.com's Kyle Minke reports.

An undrafted rookie, Wick briefly got some snaps on offense while Eric Ebron was sidelined with knee and ankle injuries. The Lions clearly like Wick enough to keep him around as a long-term project, but his path to playing time probably won't look too much rosier next season.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Nevin Lawson
News
Lawson (calf) was not listed on the Lions' injury report Wednesday.

Lawson exited the Lions' Week 9 matchup against the Vikings with a calf injury. However, he appears to have recovered over the team's Week 10 bye.

Anquan Boldin
News
Boldin hinted he is open to playing again in 2017, ESPN reports. "There's still a passion that burns within me for football," admitted the veteran receiver.

Boldin notched nine touchdowns in 2016, good for ninth in the league and a particularly impressive feat considering he turned 36 in October. The veteran was arguably one of the best free-agent signings of the year and shouldn't have a hard time finding a suitor if he decides to continue his playing career.

Jace Billingsley
News
Billingsley was promoted to the Lions' active roster Saturday.

With Theo Riddick (wrist) landing on injured reserve Saturday, Billingsley will be on the Lions' 53-man roster for Sunday's season finale against the Packers. The rookie out of Eastern Washington will add depth to the Lions' receiving corps, but it's unlikely that he'd see more than a few snaps Sunday if he is active.

Clay Harbor
News
Harbor secured both of his targets for 16 yards Sunday against the Redskins.

With Eric Ebron (knee) and Brandon Pettigrew (knee - ACL) still out of commission, only a trio of Harbor, Khari Lee and Cole Wick remained to make up the Lions' tight end corps Sunday. Out of those three, Harbor was the only one to see any attention at all in the passing game, and that's now been the case for two consecutive weeks. The Missouri State product hasn't been able to carve out a significant target share amongst all Lions pass catchers, though, as Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and Anquan Boldin have operated as QB Matthew Stafford's go-to options downfield. Such a trend is unlikely to change anytime soon, and with both Ebron and Pettigrew each nearing a return, Harbor's receiving totals only stand to decrease in the coming weeks.

Riley Reiff
News
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.

Injury
Hip - Questionable for the start of training camp
Rashad Ross
News
Ross was waived by the Redskins on Thursday.

With Dashaun Phillips being signed to the active roster Thursday, Ross was released in order to clear a spot on the 53-man roster. Ross recorded just one reception for eight yards in five games with the Redskins this season. That said, Ross' abilities in the return game could make him a targeted commodity among teams looking for late-season special teams help.

Jason Weaver
News
The Bears announced Monday they have signed guard Lucas Nix to a one-year contract and waived injured guard Jason Weaver, per a team release. 

Nix played in 15 games with the Raiders, but has not appeared in one since 2013, when he made 10 starts. 

Matthew Stafford
News
Stafford completed 18 of 32 passes for 205 yards during the Lions' 26-6 postseason loss to the Seahawks on Saturday. He added 15 rushing yards across three carries.

While it isn't clear if his previously-dislocated finger caused him any trouble, Stafford logged one of his worst performances of the season Saturday as his receivers did him no favors throughout the entire game. However, injured or not, taking on the Seahawks' vaunted defense is no easy task for any quarterback -- especially in the playoffs -- so it's easy to forgive the signal caller's lack of impact on the box score. Now set to enter the offseason, Stafford will look to provide his injured finger with plenty of rest as the appendage won't require surgery to heal, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com.

Ryan Spadola
News
Spadola (pectoral) is currently on the Lions' Reserve/Injured list.

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

Injury
Pectoral - Injured Reserve
Jake Rudock
News
Rudock didn't see the field at any point in the 2016 season.

Rudock flashed in the preseason but didn't make the final roster out of training camp. Rather, he resided on the practice squad until getting promoted to the active roster in November and finished out the regular season as the No. 3 option behind both Matthew Stafford and Dan Orlovsky. The fact Rudock saw zero action comes with zero surprise considering even Orlovsky didn't see the field, but with the latter set to hit free agency in the offseason, Rudock could plausibly enter the 2017 campaign as Stafford's direct backup.

Mike James
News
James signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on Monday, The Detroit News reports.

James spent the previous three seasons on and off the Bucs' active roster, finishing his time in Tampa Bay with 83 rushes for 351 yards. He now joins a stable of competent runners in Detroit and will likely have trouble making the team.

Khyri Thornton
News
Thornton (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against Dallas.

Thornton missed practice on Thursday due to illness but was able to participate in full on Friday and Saturday. With every defensive lineman healthy this week, Thornton was simply the odd man out at the bottom of the depth chart. He'll have a chance at playing next week against the Packers with the division title on the line.

Johnson Bademosi
News
The Lions and Bademosi agreed to a two-year contract Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Bademosi has made his bones in the NFL as a special-teams ace, culminating in a career-high 27 tackles and one fumble recovery last season. With the move from Cleveland to Detroit, the opportunity may exist for Bademosi to play a role in a rejiggered secondary, but containment on kick and punt returns will again be on the docket.

Tahir Whitehead
News
Whitehead led the Lions with 13 tackles during Saturday's playoff game in Seattle.

As has been the norm most of the season, Whitehead again notched double-digit tackle numbers en route to what wound up as the overall game high. While the fifth-year linebacker will subsequently finish the 2016 campaign with a team-high 132 such tackles, he pathetically graded out as the NFL's second-worst linebacker, per Pro Football Focus via Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. As linebacker remains an area of concern for Detroit -- especially with DeAndre Levy's (knee) long-term health in question -- don't be surprised if the team brings in competition for Whitehead's starting spot during the offseason.

A'Shawn Robinson
News
Robinson notched seven tackles during the Lions' 26-6 postseason loss to the Seahawks on Saturday.

Robinson tied for third on the team in tackles behind team-leader MLB Tahir Whitehead (13) and All-Pro DE Ziggy Ansah (9). While he concluded his rookie season as Detroit's second-leading tackler amongst defensive linemen, Robinson also graded out as the Lions' overall best down lineman according to Pro Football Focus, via Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. With DT Tyrunn Walker set to hit free agency in the offseason, a starting role could be up for the taking in 2017, and Robinson appears ready for the opportunity.

Glover Quin
News
Quin (ankle) practiced in near-full capacity during the first day of minicamp, the Lions' official site reports.

Quin had been taking it easy since undergoing offseason ankle surgery, but participated in near-full capacity during Tuesday's session. For reference, Quin never participated in any team drills during OTAs. However, now in minicamp, he lined up as the starting free safety during team drills, admittedly only for a portion of the snaps, though. It appears Quin has been setback-free in his recovery, and will continue to amp up his workload in practice as the offseason wears on.

Corey Robinson
Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
Crezdon Butler
News
Butler signed a contract with the Lions on Wednesday.

Butler, who was released by the Lions after the preseason, appeared in eight games with the team last season. He'll add depth to the defensive backfield for the Week 17 matchup with the Packers along with a possible playoff run, but don't expect him to see many snaps. Defensive tackle Stefan Charles (knee) was moved to IR to open up a roster spot for Butler.

Joe Dahl
No Updates
Michael Burton
No Updates
Laken Tomlinson
News
Tomlinson (neck) is active for Sunday's tilt with the Rams, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Tomlinson was limited in practice this week after due to an unspecified neck injury, but will attempt to play through it Sunday. He'll go up against a tough Rams' defensive line, specifically matching up with Aaron Donald.

Stefan Charles
News
Charles (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

Charles, a reserve defensive lineman, appeared in 12 of the Lions' 15 games, logging 12 total tackles and no sacks. He'll be replaced on the 53-man roster by cornerback Crezdon Butler.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Brandon Copeland
News
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
News
Carey (hamstring) will play in Sunday's game against the Bears.

Carey will return from a two-game absence, but is slated for a reserve role as Glover Quin's backup at free safety.

Darius Slay
News
Slay (hamstring) is active for Sunday night's regular season finale against Green Bay.

Slay missed last Sunday's game with a hamstring issue but managed to participate in every team practice since. His availability bodes well for the Lions' prospects of limiting Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.

Matt Rotheram
News
Rotheram has signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions, MLive.com reports.

Rotheram spent time with the Packers after going undrafted out of Pittsburgh in 2015, but never made much of an impact. He'll fight for a depth role along the offensive line.

Travis Swanson
News
Swanson (concussion) was ruled out of Saturday's playoff game against the Seahawks, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Set to miss his fifth consecutive game, Swanson remains under concussion protocol.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Armonty Bryant
News
Bryant (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Bryant returned to the field Sunday against the Saints after serving a three-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy back in 2015. He played 27 snaps on defense but failed to record a single stat. He now heads to injured reserve, leaving the Lions with only five linebackers on the active roster.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Marvin Jones
News
Jones caught four of seven targets for 81 yards during Saturday's postseason loss to the Seahawks.

Jones was the Lions' leading receiver Saturday, but that doesn't mean he played a flawless game. In fact, one of his miscues was a drop that would have gone for a big play and allow Detroit to gain some much-needed offensive momentum. Still, Jones' 81 receiving yards nonetheless represented his highest total since Week 7 and reminded owners of the fourth-year wideout's ability to get open down the field, a notion some may have forgotten since his fast start to the season in which Jones averaged 120.5 yards per game in the first four weeks of the season and just 37.3 in each tilt thereafter. He'll now enter his first offseason as a member of the Lions possessing status as the team's clear deep threat, although an admittedly inconsistent fantasy option.

Dwayne Washington
News
Washington played on just one offensive snap during the Lions' postseason loss to the Seahawks on Saturday.

Washington earned a roster spot out of training camp due to his impressive play on special teams, but failed to make much of an impact as a rusher at any point in the season even after Ameer Abdullah (foot) and Theo Riddick (wrist) succumbed to injury. In fact, the seventh-round rookie was ultimately phased out of the offense altogether by Week 17 and replaced by Zach Zenner, who forced a monopoly on backfield snaps in the two games since (including 50 out of a possible 52 offensive snaps during Saturday's affair). With each of Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner set to return in 2017, Washington's future with the Lions is far from certain.

Adairius Barnes
News
Barnes was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Asa Jackson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday so the Lions bring in Barnes to bolster the secondary. The cornerback has bounced back and forth from the practice squad to the 53-man roster all season, recording seven tackles in seven games.

Kennard Backman
News
Backman has signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions, MLive.com reports.

Backman was the Packers' sixth-round draft pick in 2015 but was released in August due to injury concerns. He eventually latched on with the Lions' practice squad this past season but never made it to the active roster. He'll square off with Matthew Mulligan and Khari Lee, among any other offseason acquisitions, for the Lions' No. 3 job at tight end.

Matt Prater
News
Prater converted two of two field goal attempts during Saturday's playoff game in Seattle.

After tying for seventh in the league with 31 field goals during the regular season, Prater went without an extra point for just the third time the entire season. However, he did nail a game-high 53-yard attempt, one of his longest hits of the season. Look for Prater to return in 2017 as one of the top fantasy options at the kicker position.

Joique Bell
News
Bell is listed as inactive Monday in Dallas.

Bell joins Theo Riddick (wrist) among the Lions' DNPs in Week 16, leaving the backfield in the hands of Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner. As the regular season draws to a close, Bell will likely require an injury to one of Washington or Zenner in order to get any run in his second stint with the Lions.

DeAndre Levy
News
Levy (knee) is active for Saturday's contest at Seattle, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

After missing the bulk of the season due to quad and knee injuries, Levy has suited up for each of the last four games, accruing 17 tackles (15 solo) while logging 51 percent of the defensive snaps.

Graham Glasgow
No Updates
Cornelius Lucas
News
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
News
Diggs (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Diggs suffered a pectoral injury in Sunday's win over the Saints, recording one tackle before leaving the game. The Lions signed Asa Jackson to replace Diggs on the depth chart with Adairius Barnes and Johnson Bademose also likely to see expanded roles the remainder of the season.

Injury
Pectoral - Injured Reserve
Jimmy Landes
Injury
Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Alex Carter
News
Carter signed a contract with the Lions on Sunday, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Twenty months after being drafted in the third round by the Lions, Carter has finally been promoted from the practice squad and will serve in a depth role for Monday's game against the Cowboys with starter Darius Slay (hamstring) likely sidelined.

Haloti Ngata
News
Ngata (quad) is active for Monday's tilt against the Cowboys.

Ngata was limited in practice Thursday but register full participations on Friday and Saturday. He isn't expected to be limited in any fashion in Monday's game, where he'll start at defensive tackle alongside Tyrunn Walker.

Brandon Thomas
News
The 49ers officially opened the practice window for linebacker NaVorro Bowman and  three other players on Tuesday, according to Pro Football Talk. Bowman, along with tight end Garrett Celek, offensive lineman Brandon Thomas and cornerback Keith Reaser will have three weeks to be added to the 53-man active roster or their seasons will be lost.

An earlier report had Bowman in danger of missing the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee that he suffered during last season's NFC Championship game. He's expected to be a limited participant in practice all week leading up to Week 12 against Washington.

Tyrunn Walker
News
Walker (calf) is active for the Lions' Week 3 matchup Sunday against the Packers, MLive.com's Kyle Meinke reports.

Walker only put in one full practice during the week, but he's still expected to fill his usual starting role at one of the defensive tackle spots. He's recorded six tackles and no sacks through the Lions' first two games.

Rafael Bush
News
Bush is poised to be the Lions' starting strong safety entering 2016, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Bush has taken every first-team rep more than a week into training camp alongside entrenched-starter Glover Quin and appears to have won out in his competition with fellow free-agrent acquisition Tavon Wilson for Detroit's starting strong safety job. Wilson figures to be the team's No. 3 safety and should take the field in nickel packages. This pecking order doesn't figure to change before Week 1.

Steve Longa
News
Longa was signed by the Lions on Saturday, Tim Twentyman of of the team's official site reports.

The Rutgers product will likely serve as a special teams asset as he takes time to learn the playbook before additional responsibilities.

Miles Killebrew
News
Killebrew (eye) was a full participant in practice Wednesday.

Killebrew suffered an eye injury in Monday's loss to Dallas and was unable to return. His return to practice suggests the injury isn't very serious and shouldn't limit him in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Packers.

Larry Warford
News
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.

Timothy Wright
News
Wright sustained a torn ACL during the Lions' offseason program, which spurred the team to release him Thursday, The Detroit News reports.

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

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Ezekiel Ansah
News
Ansah recorded nine tackles, two sacks, two TFLs and five QB hits during Saturday's playoff game in Seattle.

Ansah appeared fully recovered from both his most recent shoulder injury -- as well as his lingering ankle issue from the very beginning of the season -- en route to a huge day against one of the league's worst offensive lines. While the former first-rounder finished the regular season with just 35 tackles and two sacks across 13 games, Ansah remains a top-shelf talent that was simply hampered by injury throughout the 2016 campaign. Expect a significant bounce-back effort from the fourth-year defensive end next season.

Don Muhlbach
News
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. 

Anthony Zettel
News
Zettel (coach's decision) is inactive for the Lions' Week 2 matchup against the Titans.

Zettle is not injured and is presumably a healthy scratch due to teammate Ezekiel Ansah's (shoulder) clearance to play.

Devin Taylor
News
Taylor (ankle) is active for Sunday's divisional matchup with the Bears.

Taylor was listed as questionable in Friday's injury report but will give it a go on Sunday as he hopes to avoid aggravating an ankle injury. The defensive end played through the injury last week, notching one tackle while taking the field for 45 snaps. Look for a similar snap count this week with Brandon Copeland prepared to fill in at any moment.

Sam Martin
News
Martin signed a four-year extension with Detroit on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Martin's new deal will reportedly make him the third-highest paid punter in the NFL and will keep him in Detroit through the 2020 season.

T.J. Jones
News
Jones didn't catch his only target during Saturday's playoff game in Seattle.

After failing to make the roster out of training camp, Jones spent most of the season on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster in early December. He ultimately finished the regular season with five receptions for 93 yards, including a three-catch, 49-yard performance against the Saints in Week 12. As Jones never served as more than a tertiary option in any game, his final stat line from Saturday comes with little surprise. However, he may have an opportunity to climb the depth chart in the offseason with both Anquan Boldin and Andre Roberts set to hit free agency.

Golden Tate
News
Tate caught three of five targets for 25 yards during Saturday's postseason loss in Seattle.

Playing the team that drafted him, Tate failed to make much of an impact as the entire Lions offense had trouble getting in sync. However, this lack of production doesn't come as a huge surprise considering the Seahawks have been shutting down opposing receivers all season. The former second-rounder will now enter the offseason having topped the 1,000-yard receiving threshold for the second time in three years with Detroit while having not seen less than 128 targets in any single campaign, a level of usage hard to ignore in PPR formats.

Antwione Williams
News
Williams (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears and is expected to start.

Williams was limited in practice on Thursday as he continued to nurse a hamstring injury that kept him out of Week 3's loss to the Packers. With DeAndre Levy (quadriceps) out once again, the rookie Williams will get another opportunity to start, as he filled in for the veteran linebacker in Week 2. Head coach Jim Caldwell said of Williams' Week 2 performance, "Young, tough, aggressive, learning." He recorded four tackles (two solo) in Week 2 and will look to put together a similar performance in Chicago this Sunday.

Theo Riddick
News
Riddick was wearing a large cast on his left wrist Monday but indicated he didn't have surgery to repair his injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Riddick missed the Lions' final four regular season games due to a wrist injury, which forced him to be placed on injured reserve ahead of the team's playoff loss Saturday. Although he was sporting a hard cast as Detroit cleared out its locker room Monday, Riddick said he'll be ready by the time next season rolls around. Despite that expectation, Riddick's situation figures to continue to be updated over the offseason.

Injury
Wrist - Injured Reserve
Dan Orlovsky
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Orlovsky didn't attempt a single pass throughout the entire 2016 season.

Nearly every game the Lions played in 2016 was competitive to the very end. In fact, 12 of their 16 total games were decided by seven points or less. Consequently, Orlovsky was never called upon to play in relief of starting quarterback Matthew Stafford and will now go without having thrown a pass in two of his three seasons with Detroit.

Taylor Decker
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Decker (ribs) is questionable to play Sunday against the Vikings, ESPN reports.

Decker was limited in practice this week with an injury to his ribs. The severity of which isn't clear, but look for Corey Robinson step in if he's unable to go.

Thurston Armbrister
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Charles Washington
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Tavon Wilson
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Wilson (neck) is active for Sunday's contest, Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group reports.

Wilson missed last week's game after exiting the Lions' Week 3 game with his injury. He's slated to start along with Glover Quin at safety on Sunday.

Garrett Reynolds
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Reynolds signed with the Lions on Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

The Lions are dealing with several injuries on the offensive line so they bring in Reynolds to serve as a depth option. He was released earlier in the season by the Rams after reaching an injury settlement.

Eric Ebron
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Ebron's goal for next season is to go for 1,000 receiving yards, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

Ebron's 711 yards this season marked the most in any of this three professional seasons, as did his 61 receptions. That production came thanks to fewer drops, which made him a more reliable target for quarterback Matthew Stafford. Even though opposing defense started to scheme for Ebron over the course of the campaign, his development certainly took a step forward this season, and he'll have the added motivation of playing in the final year of his contract next season. That being said, Ebron has missed at least three games each year since entering the league, which could make it tough for him to reach the 1,000-yard mark, something only two tight ends did this season.

Andrew Turzilli
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Turzilli has signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions, MLive.com reports.

Turzilli, an undrafted second-year receiver out of Rutgers, spent time with the Titans and 49ers in 2015 before joining the Lions' practice squad last December. His size (6-4, 195) could improve his odds of landing one of the Lions' last roster spots at receiver.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended for four games
Andre Roberts
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Roberts returned four kickoffs for 76 yards during Saturday's playoff game in Seattle.

Per usual, Roberts was near-exclusively contained to special teams on Saturday, but wasn't able to break off any long kickoff returns. The seventh-year veteran will now hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent and likely won't have a problem landing a job with a team in need of a return man.

Kerry Hyder
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Hyder recorded a pair of sacks and three tackles Sunday against the Vikings.

After going four games without a sack, Hyder broke out in a big way by getting to Sam Bradford twice. This was his second multi-sack effort of 2016, and he now has seven sacks on the year. As an interior lineman, he's a fantastic IDP option in leagues that require a defensive tackle to start.

Josh Bynes
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Bynes compiled six tackles, two TFLs and one deflected pass in Sunday's 20-17 victory over the Bears.

Bynes tied MLB Tahir Whitehead for the team lead in tackles Sunday and has now totaled 14 across the past two games. However, Whitehead is working his way back from a knee injury. As the team's leading tackler, Whiteheads return to full strength will likely correspond with a downturn in production for Bynes.

Ameer Abdullah
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Abdullah anticipates being ready to fully participate in the Lions' spring practices, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Abdullah landed on injured reserve after suffering a foot injury during Week 2. While the time since then has given him a significant recovery period, it's still unclear exactly what Abdullah's foot problem is. Regardless, he expects to be ready for offseason practices, which bodes well for him returning to a prominent role in a Detroit backfield that recently featured Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington in his absence, since Theo Riddick (wrist) missed the Lions' final four regular season games with an injury of his own.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
 
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