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Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense10th73.0 (26th)297.0 (4th)
Defense2nd57.5 (2nd)197.5 (8th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
42Abdul-Quddus, Isa SS6-12008/3/19894Fordham
94Ansah, Ezekiel DE6-62785/29/19892Brigham Young
35Bell, Joique RB5-112298/4/19864Wayne State (Mich.)
84Broyles, Ryan WR5-101954/9/19883Oklahoma
21Bush, Reggie RB6-02053/2/19859USC
26Carey, Don SS5-112082/14/19876Norfolk State
45Collins, Jed FB6-12523/3/19864Washington State
24Couplin, Jerome DB6-22158/31/1991RWilliam & Mary
85Ebron, Eric TE6-42654/10/1993RNorth Carolina
98Fairley, Nick DT6-43081/23/19884Auburn
80Fauria, Joseph TE6-72671/16/19902UCLA
3Freese, Nate K5-111928/18/1990RBoston College
10Fuller, Corey WR6-22006/23/19901Virginia Tech
36Gorrer, Danny DB6-01806/1/19865Texas A&M
32Ihedigbo, James SS6-121712/3/19837Massachusetts
81Johnson, Calvin WR6-52369/29/19858Georgia Tech
93Johnson, George DE6-426312/11/19873Rutgers
91Jones, Jason DE6-52765/23/19867Eastern Michigan
13Jones, T.J. WR6-01887/19/1992RNotre Dame
54Levy, DeAndre OLB6-22353/26/19876Wisconsin
50Lewis, Travis LB6-22361/15/19883Oklahoma
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
11Ogletree, Kevin WR6-11958/5/19876Virginia
8Orlovsky, Dan QB6-52188/18/19839Connecticut
34Owens, Montell RB5-102255/4/19849Maine
58Palmer, Ashlee OLB6-12384/7/19866Mississippi
87Pettigrew, Brandon TE6-52752/23/19856Oklahoma State
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
67Sims, Rob G6-331212/6/19839Ohio State
23Slay, Darius CB6-11921/1/19912Mississippi State
9Stafford, Matthew QB6-32342/7/19886Georgia
49Stanford, Julian LB6-12309/2/19902Wagner
90Suh, Ndamukong DT6-43051/6/19875Nebraska
64Swanson, Travis C6-53121/30/1991RArkansas
52Tapp, Darryl DE6-12709/13/19849Virginia Tech
15Tate, Golden WR5-101958/2/19885Notre Dame
92Taylor, Devin DE6-727511/15/19892South Carolina
55Tulloch, Stephen MLB5-112451/1/19859North Carolina State
95Van Noy, Kyle OLB6-32446/19/1990RBrigham Young
29Vaughn, Cassius CB5-1119511/3/19875Mississippi
66Waddle, LaAdrian T6-63307/21/19912Texas Tech
75Warford, Larry G6-33307/18/19912Kentucky
79Webster, Larry DE6-72622/14/1990RBloomsburg
59Whitehead, Tahir OLB6-22424/2/19903Temple
Injured Players
28Bentley, Bill (IR) CB5-101885/16/19893Louisiana-Lafayette
78Hilliard, Corey (IR) T6-63004/26/19856Oklahoma State
43Lawson, Nevin (IR) CB5-101924/23/1991RUtah State
Practice Squad
74Austin, Rodney G6-431112/4/19881Elon
52Harris, Jerrell LB6-32427/8/19891Alabama
44Igwenagu, Emil TE6-22453/27/19892Massachusetts
1Peacock, Andrew WR5-101901/14/1991RAppalachian State
69Proctor, Xavier DT6-627211/1/19901North Carolina Central
45Seisay, Mohammed DB6-22005/22/1990RNebraska
82Thompson, Jordan TE6-42487/12/19891Ohio U.
73Williams, Michael T6-62709/8/19902Alabama
38Winn, George RB5-1121511/10/19901Cincinnati
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Detroit6-5316.46-4285.426.52135
 
 
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Position Listing
Jerome Couplin
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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
Lions running back Montell Owens is expected to sit out Week 3 against the Packers, after being limited throughout the week in practice due to a hamstring injury. He is officially listed on the injury report as doubtful. 
Injury
Hamstring - Doubtful for Week 3 vs. Green Bay
Kyle Van Noy
News
The Lions placed linebacker Kyle Van Noy (hernia) on short-term injured reserve Tuesday. He will be allowed to practice after Week 6, but he won't be allowed to play until after Week 8.
Injury
Hernia - IR. Eligible to return Week 10 vs. Miami
Jason Jones
News
The following starters will not suit up for the Lions Thursday night against the Bills: Quarterback Matthew Stafford, receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, running back Reggie Bush, center Dominic Raiola, guard Rob Sims and tight end Brandon Pettigrew, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Rashean Mathis, defensive end Jason Jones, safeties James Ihedigbo and Don Carey and linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
Nevin Lawson
News
The Lions put cornerback Nevin Lawson (dislocated toes) on injured reserve, signed cornerback Danny Gorrer and promoted linebacker Julian Stanford from the practice squad.
Injury
Toes - IR. Out for season
Kevin Ogletree
News
The Lions' list of inactives for Week 2 at Carolina includes defensive back James Ihedigbo (neck), defensive back Don Carey (hamstring), offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle (calf), quarterback Kellen Moore, defensive lineman Larry Webster, wide receiver Kevin Ogletree and wide receiver Ryan Broyles.

Moore, Webster, Ogletree and Broyles are all healthy scratches.

Riley Reiff
News
The Lions could be down two starting tackles Sunday against the Cowboys. Jason Fox (knee) and Riley Reiff (hamstring) are both questionable for the game.
Mohammed Seisay
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Danny Gorrer
News
The Lions put cornerback Nevin Lawson (dislocated toes) on injured reserve, signed cornerback Danny Gorrer and promoted linebacker Julian Stanford from the practice squad.
Isa Abdul-Quddus
News
The Lions have signed safety Isa Abdul-Quddus, formerly with the Saints, to a one-year deal worth just under $700,000. 

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

Matthew Stafford
News
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford struggled at Carolina in Week 2 in a 24-7 loss.

Stafford was 27-of-48 passing for 291 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also added one carry for 8 yards and was sacked four times for 38 yards.

Stafford will look to rebound in Week 3 at home against the Packers.

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 ruled out three players for Week 3 against the Packers, after all three were unable to participate in practice throughout the week.

Linebacker Travis Lewis, defensive back Cassius Vaughn and tackle LaAdrian Waddle will all sit out Sunday's game.  

Injury
Quadriceps - Out for Week 3 vs. Green Bay
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 drafted three cornerbacks and three linebackers in April's draft, all of them with picks in Round 3 or later. The three cornerbacks are Louisiana-Lafayette's Dwight Bentley, Albion's Chris Greenwood and New Mexico State's Jonte Green. The linebackers are Oklahoma's Ronnell Lewis (who might play some defensive end), Temple's Tahir Whitehead and Oklahoma's Travis Lewis. Bentley's a tough, physical cornerback who might compete for a roster spot while Greenwood and Green's speed should help them land some work on special teams. Ronnell Lewis will definitely work on special teams and might move into a role as a pass rusher for the Lions as a defensive lineman while Travis Lewis is a tackling machine. Whitehead has good skills and can work in pass coverage as an outside linebacker.
Jerrell Harris
News
The Broncos released the following players on Sunday: Linebacker Jamar Chaney, running back Brennan Clay, wide receiver Greg Hardin, linebacker Jerrell Harris, offensive tackle Winston Justice, safety Charles Mitchell, defensive tackle Will Pericak, quarterback Bryn Renner, defensive end Chase Vaughn, running back Jerodis Williams and wide receiver Greg Wilson.
Rashean Mathis
News
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.
Glover Quin
News
Lions defensive back Glover Quin came down with an interception in Monday's season opener against the Giants. Quin picked off Eli Manning in the third quarter. He finished with five tackles (four solo) and two defended passes in a 35-14 defeat.
C.J. Mosley
News
Ravens first-round pick C.J. Mosley, the Butkus Award-winning linebacker out of Alabama, "looked instinctive and comfortable during the Ravens' offseason practices while working with the first-team defense," reports the Baltimore Sun, adding Mosley could beat out Arthur Brown for the starting weakside job at inside linebacker.

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

Don Carey
News
The Lions defense is likely to be a bit shorthanded for Week 3 against the Packers, with three players expected to miss Sunday's game due to injuries.

Linebacker Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and defensive back Cassius Vaughn (ankle) have been ruled out for Sunday's game, while safety James Ihedigbo (neck) is doubtful and seems likely to miss the game.

Additionally, defensive linemen Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps) and George Johnson (groin) are considered questionable for the game, while safety Don Carey (hamstring) is probable. 

Injury
Hamstring - Probable for Week 3 vs. Green Bay
Darius Slay
News
Lions cornerback Darius Slay was inconsistent as a rookie but the team is counting on him as a starter in 2014, according to the team's website. 

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

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

Kellen Moore
News
The Lions' list of inactives for Week 2 at Carolina includes defensive back James Ihedigbo (neck), defensive back Don Carey (hamstring), offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle (calf), quarterback Kellen Moore, defensive lineman Larry Webster, wide receiver Kevin Ogletree and wide receiver Ryan Broyles.

Moore, Webster, Ogletree and Broyles are all healthy scratches.

LaAdrian Waddle
News
The Lions ruled out three players for Week 3 against the Packers, after all three were unable to participate in practice throughout the week.

Linebacker Travis Lewis, defensive back Cassius Vaughn and tackle LaAdrian Waddle will all sit out Sunday's game.  

Travis Swanson
News
The Lions signed third-round draft pick Travis Swanson to a rookie deal, the team announced Thursday. Swanson is expected to compete for a starting spot this summer and eventually become the team's starting center. 
Nick Fairley
News
The Lions defense is likely to be a bit shorthanded for Week 3 against the Packers, with three players expected to miss Sunday's game due to injuries.

Linebacker Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and defensive back Cassius Vaughn (ankle) have been ruled out for Sunday's game, while safety James Ihedigbo (neck) is doubtful and seems likely to miss the game.

Additionally, defensive linemen Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps) and George Johnson (groin) are considered questionable for the game, while safety Don Carey (hamstring) is probable. 

Injury
Biceps - Questionable for Week 3 vs. Green Bay
Joique Bell
News
Lions running back Joique Bell was limited in practice yet again Friday with a knee injury, but is not expected to miss time in Week 3 against the Packers.

Bell is officially probable for Sunday's game, despite missing time in practice throughout the week.  

Injury
Knee - Probable for Week 3 vs. Green Bay
Cassius Vaughn
News
The Lions ruled out three players for Week 3 against the Packers, after all three were unable to participate in practice throughout the week.

Linebacker Travis Lewis, defensive back Cassius Vaughn and tackle LaAdrian Waddle will all sit out Sunday's game.  

Injury
Ankle - Out for Week 3 vs. Green Bay
DeAndre Levy
News
Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy was an interception machine last season. He picked up where he left off with an interception in Week 1 against the Giants. Levy made a diving catch to intercept Eli Manning in the third quarter. He finished with with a team-high 10 tackles (nine solo), two tackles for a loss and one pass defended in a 35-14 victory.
Rodney Austin
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Cornelius Lucas
News
The Lions unveiled their inactives for Week 1 against the Giants. The following players were ruled inactive for the game: Kevin Ogletree, Ryan Broyles, Kellen Moore, Cornelius Lucas, Larry Webster, James Ihedigbo and Don Carey.
George Winn
News
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.
Brandon Pettigrew
News
Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew, who is contending with a foot injury, is active for Week 2 at Carolina. He was listed as probable on Friday's injury report after practicing in full both Thursday and Friday.

Pettigrew had only one catch for 9 yards Week 1 against the Giants. He is attempting to hold off rookie Eric Ebron as the primary tight end.

Corey Fuller
News
The Lions official team website believes four receivers will compete for one roster spot in camp this summer. Kevin Ogletree, Kris Durham, rookie T.J. Jones and second-year wideout Corey Fuller are considered "leading candidates" for the job. Ogletree and Durham lead the way in terms of experience but Fuller and Jones are younger and might have more explosiveness to contribute. 
Jed Collins
News
Jed Collins should beat out Montell Owens in the Lions' training camp battle at fullback, reports MLive.com. The website favors Collins "based on his frame and his familiarity with offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi."

Collins (6-1, 255) spent the last three seasons in New Orleans with Lombardi.

Joseph Fauria
News
Lions tight ends Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria failed to make much of an impact in a Week 1 win at home over the Giants.

Pettigrew caught his lone target for a 9-yard gain in the opening quarter. He was held without a catch in the second half.

Fauria was held without a grab in the first half before making a 26-yard grab in the third quarter. He nearly came down with a touchdown on that drive, but Prince Amukamara batted a pass intended for him in the end zone. He was targeted again in the end zone on the ensuing drive, but Matthew Stafford's throw was off the mark. He finished with one catch for 26 yards in a 35-14 victory.
Ndamukong Suh
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.
Larry Warford
News
Lions guard Larry Warford, who did not allow a sack while playing every snap as a rookie, said he wasn't happy with how he played down the stretch. 

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

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

Bill Bentley
News
The Lions confirmed cornerback Bill Bentley has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season, reports the Detroit Free Press. Bentley suffered the injury Monday against the Giants.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Calvin Johnson
News
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson played well in Week 2 at Carolina, but he didn't have a dominant game against the Panthers.

Johnson had six catches for 83 yards on 13 targets. He nearly came down with a touchdown, but he failed to score his third touchdown of the season.

Johnson will look to get back to posting monster stats in Week 3 against Green Bay.

Ezekiel Ansah
News
The Lions defense is likely to be a bit shorthanded for Week 3 against the Packers, with three players expected to miss Sunday's game due to injuries.

Linebacker Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and defensive back Cassius Vaughn (ankle) have been ruled out for Sunday's game, while safety James Ihedigbo (neck) is doubtful and seems likely to miss the game.

Additionally, defensive linemen Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps) and George Johnson (groin) are considered questionable for the game, while safety Don Carey (hamstring) is probable. 

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 3 vs. Green Bay
Nate Freese
News
The Lions will stick with kicker Nate Freese for Sunday's game against the Packers, coach Jim Caldwell told reporters. The rookie has missed three field goals in two games, and Detroit worked out three kickers Tuesday.
Don Muhlbach
News
The Lions re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach to a one-year deal, according to the team's website.
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 coach Jim Schwartz said rookie Devin Taylor will be asked to play a bigger role on defense after the team lost starting defensive end Jason Jones to a season-ending knee injury Sunday against the Redskins.

"We've got a lot of different ways (to replace Jones) and I think I said yesterday, we're going to lean on Devin Taylor, also there," Schwartz said at his Monday press conference, per MLive.com. "A lot of the same things we like about Jason, we like in Devin. He played well at times in preseason, but he needs to grow up quickly."

Taylor has been active for just one of three games. He played three snaps Week 2 against the Cardinals and had no stats.

"Taylor has shown some really good things," Schwartz said immediately after the Lions' win over the Redskins. "He's only been active for one game, but it will be his time to step up."

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
The Lions placed wide receiver T.J. Jones on the regular season Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, as a result of a lingering shoulder injury, the team announced. Jones will have to sit out the first six weeks of the season before he may be activated. 
Injury
Shoulder - PUP. Eligible to return Week 7 vs. New Orleans
Golden Tate
News
I'm excited about this game because there should be a lot of Fantasy points between all the main receivers on both teams, including Golden Tate.

He would clearly be fourth if you're ranking them with Calvin Johnson, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, but Tate makes for a top-15 Fantasy option in this matchup.

The Packers have given up two touchdowns to opposing receivers with Ricardo Lockette in Week 1 and Eric Decker last week, and they should have allowed a third touchdown to Jeremy Kerley on the Jets non-timeout call.

Tate is second on the Lions in targets behind Johnson (24) with 14 and once upon a time he had a big catch against the Packers when he played with the Seahawks in the Fail Mary game in 2012.

That was actually his second touchdown in the game and we'd love a repeat performance this week.

For a complete list of Week 3 options, read my latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.

Ryan Broyles
News
The Lions' list of inactives for Week 2 at Carolina includes defensive back James Ihedigbo (neck), defensive back Don Carey (hamstring), offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle (calf), quarterback Kellen Moore, defensive lineman Larry Webster, wide receiver Kevin Ogletree and wide receiver Ryan Broyles.

Moore, Webster, Ogletree and Broyles are all healthy scratches.

Stephen Tulloch
News
Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch totaled 10-plus tackles for the third time in four games Week 7 vs. Cincinnati. Tulloch had a team-high 12 tackles, which included a team-high nine solo tackles.

Tulloch had one tackle for loss and has 30 tackles through three October games.

James Ihedigbo
News
Lions defensive back James Ihedigbo is inactive for Week 2 at Carolina. He was limited in practice all week by a neck injury and was listed as doubtful on Friday's injury report.

Ihedigbo was also inactive for Week 1 against the Giants.

Injury
Neck - Doubtful for Week 3 vs. Green Bay
Jeremy Ross
News
The Lions have Ryan Broyles, Jeremy Ross and Kris Durham competing for the No. 3 job this season behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Broyles is returning from a torn Achilles tendon, his third straight season-ending leg injury, but he’s ahead of schedule in his rehab and took part in most spring workouts. He’s the same surehanded receiver the Lions drafted in the second round two years ago, though not as explosive. 

Ross is another slot receiver. He’s all but guaranteed a spot on the game-day roster because of his return ability, and is coming off of an impressive spring during which he saw extended action because of injuries.

Durham is the biggest and most accomplished option of this trio. He’s a red-zone threat at 6-feet-5, is coming off a career-high 38-catch season and has a good rapport with Matthew Stafford, his college roommate. 

Theo Riddick
News
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell hinted that the team could use Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and Theo Riddick extensively this season, the Detroit Free Press reports on Saturday.

Reggie Bush and Joique Bell shared the reps last season. Bush earned 223 of the 389 carries between the two in 2013. Riddick, who only caught four passes last season, is expected to have a bigger role this season and is considered the best receiver among the group, per the paper.

"They're pretty versatile guys, to be honest with you," Caldwell said. "There are a lot of similarities. I think shuffling them in and out of there will give you a different view from a defensive standpoint because they give you a one-two-three punch that's pretty unique."

Dan Orlovsky
News
Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky, who's back with the team after his 2005-08 stint, doesn't like to relive the 0-16 season in 2008. Orlovsky punctuated that debacle by running out the back of his own end zone for a safety.

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

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

Orlovsky replaced Shaun Hill as Matthew Stafford's backup.

Ashlee Palmer
News
The Detroit Lions listed several players as probable for the Week 8 game against Dallas Sunday. All of those players are active for the contest. They are as follows: DB Louis Delmas (knee); DL Andre Fluellen (concussion); DB Rashean Mathis (groin); LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle); and RB Theo Riddick (concussion). All are active against the Cowboys. 
Garrett Reynolds
News
With right tackles LaAdrian Waddle and Corey Hilliard injured, the Lions signed offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds. He was in camp with the Lions and can play guard and tackle.
Eric Ebron
News
Lions rookie tight end Eric Ebron went without a catch in Week 1 against the Giants, but he finally made his first catch Sunday in Week 2 at Carolina.

Ebron had three catches for 38 yards on five targets. He will look to improve in his third career game in Week 3 against the Packers.

George Johnson
News
The Lions defense is likely to be a bit shorthanded for Week 3 against the Packers, with three players expected to miss Sunday's game due to injuries.

Linebacker Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and defensive back Cassius Vaughn (ankle) have been ruled out for Sunday's game, while safety James Ihedigbo (neck) is doubtful and seems likely to miss the game.

Additionally, defensive linemen Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps) and George Johnson (groin) are considered questionable for the game, while safety Don Carey (hamstring) is probable. 

Injury
Groin - Questionable for Week 3 vs. Green Bay
Andrew Peacock
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Dominic Raiola
News
The following starters will not suit up for the Lions Thursday night against the Bills: Quarterback Matthew Stafford, receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, running back Reggie Bush, center Dominic Raiola, guard Rob Sims and tight end Brandon Pettigrew, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Rashean Mathis, defensive end Jason Jones, safeties James Ihedigbo and Don Carey and linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
Darryl Tapp
News
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
News
The Lions have signed tight end Jordan Thompson , the official team website reported. He didn't play last season after going undrafted out of Ohio. Over four years with the Bobcats he snared 60 catches for 666 yards and six touchdowns. 
Reggie Bush
News
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said during his Monday press conference the team has to do a better job of finding ways to get the football to Reggie Bush and "with a little more space," according to the team's official website.

Bush has just 15 carries and eight catches through two games. He is averaging 2.7 yards per carry and 6.9 yards per reception. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry and 9.4 yards per catch in 2013.

"We’re going to find ways to get guys the ball," Bush said. "Coaches are doing a great job with that and we talked about that earlier (Monday)."

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The Lions' list of inactives for Week 2 at Carolina includes defensive back James Ihedigbo (neck), defensive back Don Carey (hamstring), offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle (calf), quarterback Kellen Moore, defensive lineman Larry Webster, wide receiver Kevin Ogletree and wide receiver Ryan Broyles.

Moore, Webster, Ogletree and Broyles are all healthy scratches.

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