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Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense30th47.0 (31st)245.8 (16th)
Defense25th111.5 (17th)271.5 (23rd)
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42Abdul-Quddus, Isa SS6-12018/3/19895Fordham
21Abdullah, Ameer RB5-92036/13/1993RNebraska
94Ansah, Ezekiel DE6-52785/29/19893Brigham Young
35Bell, Joique RB5-112318/4/19865Wayne State (Mich.)
65Boggs, Taylor C6-33022/20/19873Humboldt State
46Burton, Michael FB6-02472/1/1992RRutgers
57Bynes, Josh OLB6-12358/24/19894Auburn
26Carey, Don SS5-112032/14/19877Norfolk State
33Carter, Alex CB6-019610/19/1994RStanford
95Copeland, Brandon LB6-32487/2/19911Pennsylvania
99Cudjo, Jermelle DT6-22989/28/19864Central Oklahoma
28Diggs, Quandre CB5-91971/22/1993RTexas
85Ebron, Eric TE6-42554/10/19932North Carolina
10Fuller, Corey WR6-22006/23/19902Virginia Tech
58Hunt, Phillip DE6-12581/10/19863Houston
32Ihedigbo, James SS6-121412/3/19838Massachusetts
81Johnson, Calvin WR6-52379/29/19859Georgia Tech
91Jones, Jason DE6-52755/23/19868Eastern Michigan
13Jones, T.J. WR6-01907/19/19921Notre Dame
24Lawson, Nevin CB5-91914/23/19912Utah State
54Levy, DeAndre OLB6-22353/26/19877Wisconsin
50Lewis, Travis OLB6-22351/15/19884Oklahoma
77Lucas, Cornelius T6-93287/18/19912Kansas State
6Martin, Sam P6-12112/27/19903Appalachian State
31Mathis, Rashean CB6-11958/27/198013Bethune-Cookman
16Moore, Lance WR5-91878/31/198310Toledo
48Muhlbach, Don LS6-42588/17/198112Texas A&M
92Ngata, Haloti DT6-43451/21/198410Oregon
8Orlovsky, Dan QB6-52158/18/198310Connecticut
87Pettigrew, Brandon TE6-52782/23/19857Oklahoma State
5Prater, Matt K5-102118/10/19849Central Florida
27Quin, Glover FS6-02071/15/19867New Mexico
63Ramirez, Manny G6-33252/19/19839Texas Tech
97Reid, Caraun DT6-229811/23/19912Princeton
71Reiff, Riley T6-630812/1/19884Iowa
25Riddick, Theo RB5-92005/4/19913Notre Dame
70Robinson, Corey T6-73165/21/1992RSouth Carolina
23Slay, Darius CB6-01901/1/19913Mississippi State
9Stafford, Matthew QB6-32262/7/19887Georgia
64Swanson, Travis C6-53071/30/19912Arkansas
52Tapp, Darryl DE6-12709/13/198410Virginia Tech
15Tate, Golden WR5-101988/2/19886Notre Dame
98Taylor, Devin DE6-727511/15/19893South Carolina
72Tomlinson, Laken G6-33232/9/1992RDuke
55Tulloch, Stephen MLB5-112451/1/198510North Carolina State
53Van Noy, Kyle OLB6-32486/19/19902Brigham Young
66Waddle, LaAdrian T6-63287/21/19913Texas Tech
93Walker, Tyrunn DT6-33053/18/19904Tulsa
75Warford, Larry G6-33327/18/19913Kentucky
59Whitehead, Tahir MLB6-22424/2/19904Temple
30Wilson, Josh DB5-91873/11/19859Maryland
90Wright, Gabe DT6-33054/3/1992RAuburn
83Wright, Timothy TE6-42204/7/19903Rutgers
34Zenner, Zach FB5-112229/13/1991RSouth Dakota State
Injured Players
68Keyton, Darren (IR) C6-33056/15/19901Central Michigan
44Owens, Chris (IR) DB5-918012/1/19867San Jose State
46Snyder, Kevin (IR) LB6-22387/25/1992RRutgers
82Thompson, Jordan (IR) TE6-42577/12/19891Ohio U.
99Wootton, Corey (IR) DE6-62706/22/19876Northwestern
Practice Squad
38Winn, George RB5-1121511/10/19902Cincinnati
43Johnson, Isaiah DB6-12025/16/1992RGeorgia Tech
60Cave, Braxston C6-33057/29/19891Notre Dame
61Hyder, Kerry DE6-22805/2/19911Texas Tech
79Webster, Larry DE6-62622/14/19902Bloomsburg
86Pierce, Casey TE6-32448/21/1991RKent State
 Clay, Kaelin WR5-101951/3/1992RUtah
 Jean-Baptiste, Stanley CB6-32184/12/19902Nebraska
 Mills, Jordan T6-531612/24/19903Louisiana Tech
 Stanzi, Ricky QB6-42289/3/19875Iowa
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
Corey Wootton
The Lions placed wide receiver Greg Salas and defensive tackle Corey Wootton on injured reserve Saturday, reports the team's official website. Salas was dealing with a knee injury while Wootton had a torn pectoral.
Pectoral - IR. Out for season
Zach Zenner
Lions running back Zach Zenner carried the ball twice for nine yards and added a four-yard reception in Monday's loss to Seattle.

Zenner's season numbers seem unimpressive - a mere 15 yards on four carries for a 3.8 yards-per-carry average. That is until you notice that the Lions' other three backs have averaged 2.6 yards per carry this season. The undrafted rookie was on the field as the Lions were driving to try to win the game in Seattle, which speaks to the confidence Detroit's coaching staff has in him. With starting running back Joique Bell battling injuries and ineffectiveness, it will be interesting to see whether fellow rookie Ameer Abdullah takes over as the starter with Theo Riddick serving as the third-down back and the bigger Zenner seeing some goal-line carries.

Kyle Van Noy
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said linebacker Kyle Van Noy will not need surgery after he went for a second opinion. Caldwell added Van Noy will need rest and is week-to-week.
Jason Jones
The Lions have announced that they have activated two starters - defensive end Jason Jones and right tackle LaAdrian Waddle - off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

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

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

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

Kaelin Clay
When the Buccaneers drafted Utah wide receiver Kaelin Clay in the sixth round, general manager Jason Licht indicated the team's kick returner job would be Clay's to lose.

However, special teams coordinator Kevin O'Dea isn't as eager to just hand the job over to the rookie, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

"First of all, we're not going to hand it to Clay," O'Dea said. "We've got other guys that are undrafted that look pretty special to me, as well."

O'Dea said fifth-round pick Kenny Bell and undrafted receivers Donteea Dye, Adam Humphries and Rannell Hall could all battle for the position.

The Bucs were eighth in the league in 2014 in punt returns (10.8 yards per return). O'Dea said the only things missing were longer blocks and a dynamic returner.

"If you stay on your guy, he'll get to the house," O'Dea said. "That's the bottom line." 

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

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

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

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

Isa Abdul-Quddus
The Lions have re-signed safety Isa Abdul-Quddus, the team announced.

Abdul-Quddus played in all 16 games in 2014, totaling 32 tackles with two passes defended. He spent the previous three years with the Saints, where he recorded two interceptions.

Matthew Stafford
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 24 of 35 passes for 203 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in Monday night's loss to the Seahawks.

Stafford and the Lions' offense struggled to move the ball Monday night, leading to just three points before Detroit's defense scored their lone touchdown. While the Seahawks' stingy home defense surely contributed toward Stafford's unexciting performance, it's encouraging that Monday marked Stafford's first game this season without a turnover. Additionally, Stafford came agonizingly close to having a touchdown pass wideout Calvin Johnson, but a goal line fumble by Johnson erased those potential points. On the whole, Stafford's production was relatively limited Monday and he'll hope next weekend's matchup against the Cardinals and offer more scoring opportunities.

Casey Pierce
No Updates
Travis Lewis
The Lions placed linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) on injured reserve Saturday. The team replaced Lewis on the active roster with tight end Jordan Thompson, who was signed from the practice squad.
Phillip Hunt
The Lions are on the verge of signing linebacker Phillip Hunt, reports ESPN.

Hunt spent three seasons with the Eagles and totaled 16 tackles. He did not play in the NFL during the 2014 season.

Tahir Whitehead
Lions third-year linebacker Tahir Whitehead is trying to maximize his run-stopping ability, so he spent time in the offseason trying to maximize his weight without sacrificing quickness. The result was a gain of seven poinds to 245.

Whitehead was provided an opportunity to play last year when Stephen Tulloch went down three games in. But Tulluch has since recovered, which results in Whitehead competing with Kyle Van Noy for the starting strongside job.

He certainly proved his worth in 2014. Whitehead racked up 12 tackles in his first start a year ago and finished the season with 86 as a full-time starter. But despite statistics that motivated Pro Football Focus to grade him out positively against the run, he felt he needed to put on some weight.

"Watching back last season, sometimes in the run game, I wasn't as sturdy as I could have been," he told MLive.com. "I bulked up a bit to be more stout against the run."

Darren Keyton
The Lions placed center Darren Keyton on injured reserve Tuesday due to a knee injury. The team also released tight end David Ausberry from injured reserve.
Rashean Mathis
Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis is planning to retire after the two-year contract he signed in March expires, per the Detroit Free Press.

That comes directly from Mathis, who admits he has told that to others.

Mathis, who will be 35 when the regular season begins, has started all but one game since joining the Lions in 2013. He contributed to 51 tackles a year ago, his highest total since 2010 with Jacksonville.

Glover Quin
Lions defensive back Glover Quin recorded two tackles, an interception and a pass deafened in Sunday's loss to Denver. 

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

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

Corey Robinson
No Updates
Michael Burton
No Updates
Laken Tomlinson
The Lions finished signing their entire 2015 draft class when first-round pick Laken Tomlinson agreed to a four-year contract Thursday, reports the Detroit Free Press.

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

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

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

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

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

Darius Slay
Lions cornerback Darius Slay is probable for Sunday's game in Minnesota.

Although he gifted Slay a pick-six in Week 1, Chargers QB Philip Rivers mostly targeted Detroit's other defensive backs, which will likely be the blueprint for opposing signal-callers this season. However, Slay could get some extra opportunities for tackles and interceptions if he shadows his opponent's top receiver -- something the Lions might consider after Keenan Allen repeatedly beat 35-year-old Rashean Mathis last week.

Ricky Stanzi
The Jaguars have pared down their roster to 53 on Saturday by cutting 20 players.

The players on that list are: C Michael Brewster, G Drew Nowak, DE Gerald Rivers, QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Chad Bumphis, FB Eric Kettani, TE Brandon Barden, OT Cody Booth, DL Deandre Coleman, DT Ricky Heimuli, S Craig Loston, QB Stephen Morris, K/P Kasey Redfern, G Tyler Shatley, TE D.J. Tialavea, LB Marcus Whitfield, WR Kerry Taylor, S Sherrod Martin, LB Nate Stupar and CB Jamell Fleming.
LaAdrian Waddle
The Lions have announced that they have activated two starters - defensive end Jason Jones and right tackle LaAdrian Waddle - off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joique Bell
Lions running back Joique Bell took 10 carries for six yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-12 loss to the Broncos. 

Bell also caught his only target, but he lost two yards on the play. He's been brutal through the first three games, gaining just 22 yards on 20 carries for a team that's often been forced to go pass-heavy.

Ameer Abdullah has also found the sledding rough since Week 1, but he at least offers an explosive element that Bell lacks. Although the Lions may eventually run out of patience, Bell still managed 25 snaps in Sunday's game, compared to Abdullah's 37, according to Pro Football Focus.

Ankle - Missed Week 4 at Seattle
DeAndre Levy
Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (hip) has officially been ruled out for Monday's game in Seattle, DetroitLions.com's Tim Twentyman reports.

Levy returned to limited practices this week, after missing more than a month of practice. He was originally listed as doubtful for Monday's game, and he may be back for Week 5 against the Cardinals. The Detroit defense badly needs him, having allowed 83 points and 8.7 yards per pass attempt through three games.

Hip - Missed Week 4 at Seattle
Cornelius Lucas
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said that Riley Reiff might start at right tackle next season. 

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

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

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

Taylor Boggs
The Friday injury report issued by the Bears for their Week 6 game at Atlanta is headlined by the thumbs-down given to linebackers Lance Briggs (ribs) and Shea McClellin (hand). But they are not the only Chicago players ruled out.

Also red-lighted are offensive linemen Jermon Bushrod (knee/ankle) and Taylor Boggs (hamstring) and safety Ahmad Dixon (hamstring).

The questionables are linebacker Jonathan Bostic (back) and cornerback Sherrick McManis (quad). Safety Chris Conte (concussion), offensive lineman Roberto Garza (ankle), nose tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) and linebacker D.J. Williams (neck) are all probable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

George Winn
The Lions might not have running back Joique Bell for Sunday's key game at Green Bay, reports MLive.com. Bell has been limited in practice this week with an Achilles injury, and coach Jim Caldwell said only, "We'll see," when asked about Bell's status.

Bell leads Detroit with 800 rushing yards and eight total touchdowns. He's averaged at least 4.0 yards per carry in four straight games, scoring five times in that span. If he can't play, Reggie Bush would start and Theo Riddick and George Winn would get increased snaps, the report said.

Detroit is a 7.5-point underdog in the game that will decide the division title.

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

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

Ankle - IR. Designated for return
Haloti Ngata
Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was limited in practice Friday with a shoulder problem and is considered questionable for the Sunday game against Minnesota.

Ngata made his debut with Detroit in Week 1 and contributed to three tackles.

Brandon Pettigrew
Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) will take part in practice this week, and if he avoids a setback, he's expected to play Sunday against the Cardinals, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Pettigrew has done very little since sustaining a hamstring injury in the opener, but it appears as if he'll make initial attempts to return to the field this week. On Monday night, fellow tight end Eric Ebron suffered a knee injury that has placed his immediate availability in question, necessitating Pettigrew's presence in the offense. Expect the week of preparation to determine the eventual TE pecking order Sunday.

Hamstring - Missed Week 4 at Seattle
Lance Moore
Lions veteran wide receiver Lance Moore will not play Thursday night against Washington in the team's second preseason game, ESPN has reported. He will return home after becoming a father.

Moore, who has not produced big numbers since 2012 with New Orleans, is seeking to earn significant playing time with Detroit.

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

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

Josh Wilson
The Lions have signed former Falcons cornerback Josh Wilson to a one-year deal on Friday, per the team's official website.

Wilson, 30, played for four different teams (Seahawks, Ravens, Redskins, Falcons) before signing with Detroit on Friday. He totaled 426 tackles in 118 career games with 85 starts. He posted 27 tackles and one interception in 16 games (four starts) for the Falcons in 2014.

Kevin Snyder
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Tyrunn Walker
Lions defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker (leg) is having surgery to repair a broken fibula, and he will be placed on injured reserve, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Walker and Haloti Ngata (calf), the Lions' starting defensive tackles, both suffered injuries during Monday's loss to the Seahawks. Ngata's injury doesn't appear nearly as serious, so the Lions may only need to replace one starter. Caraun Reid and Gabe Wright figure to see more snaps.

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

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

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

Calvin Johnson
Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson caught seven passes (on 11 targets) for 56 yards and lost a fumble in Monday night's defeat to the Seahawks.

Johnson led the Lions in receiving once again Monday night, but a late fumble just before crossing the goal line proved costly to his potential production. Through four games, Johnson has scored only one touchdown and has connected with quarterback Matthew Stafford on just 27 of his whopping 45 targets. While that heavy involvement certainly bodes well for his long-term production, Johnson could stand to improve his efficiency in the Lions' passing game, even if a Week 5 matchup against the Cardinals' secondary may make that difficult.

Timothy Wright
Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew will be out for Sunday's game, leaving tight end Tim Wright as the team's only tight end aside from Eric Ebron, Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News reports.

After being inactive in Week 1, Wright figures to make his debut for Detroit on Sunday. A very different player than Pettigrew, who is more of a blocker, it will be interesting to see whether Wright will get some opportunities flexed out while Ebron plays a more traditional Y role.

Ezekiel Ansah
Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (groin) is listed as active Monday at Seattle, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Ansah missed practice Thursday but turned in limited showings both Friday and Saturday, forecasting an appearance in Week 4. Through three games, he's supplemented a team-best two sacks with 12 tackles (10 solo).

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

Not so fast.

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

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

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

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

Chris Owens
The Lions placed cornerback Chris Owens on injured reserve Monday. They also released tight end Deon Butler, quarterback Garrett Gilbert, receiver Vernon Johnson, running back Desmond Martin, defensive tackle Roy Philon, cornerback Jocquel Skinner, cornerback R.J. Stanford and defensive end Erik Williams.
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Don Muhlbach
The Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Golden Tate
Lions wide receiver Golden Tate caught five passes for 57 yards on seven targets in Sunday's 24-12 loss to the Broncos. 

Tate was reasonably efficient with his opportunities, but he only accounted for 16 percent of his team's targets. With Calvin Johnson healthy and the Detroit offense struggling, Tate is averaging five catches for 54 yards on eight targets through three weeks.

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

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

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

James Ihedigbo
Lions strong safety James Ihedigbo has reported to OTAs and will likely attend minicamp despite his stated desire for a new contract, the Detroit News is reporting.

Ihedigbo was the lone Lion to skip voluntary workouts last month. But general manager Martin Mayhew expressed understanding about his absence given the contract situation.

The 31-year-old Ihedigbo has been a starter in the NFL since 2009. He racked up 59 tackles and a career-high four interceptions in his first season with Detroit in 2014.

Theo Riddick
Lions wide receiver Golden Tate collected three receptions on four targets for 29 yards in Monday's loss to Seattle. After leading the Lions in targets, receptions and receiving yards in 2014, Tate has fallen off a bit through the first quarter of 2015.

Fantasy owners could have predicted that he would trail Calvin Johnson in most statistical categories, but the fact that he is behind running back Theo Riddick in receptions 20 to 18 and has just five more receiving yards than the third-down back is a bit disconcerting, as is his failure to score a touchdown thus far this season.

Dan Orlovsky
Dan Orlovsky inched ahead of Kellen Moore in the battle for the backup quarterback job with the Lions on Thursday with a strong effort in the second preseason game against Washington, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Orlovsky completed 13 of 17 passes for 118 yards. He engineered two touchdown marches in just two quarters of action.

"He's had very good performances," Jim Caldwell said. "Dan is, obviously, a guy that has real good understanding of systems, does a good job in terms of the leadership and he's effective. So he's doing a good job. (But) this is Game 2, so we've got a little ways to go."

Jordan Mills
The Cowboys claimed right tackle Jordan Mills off waivers from the Bears on Monday. To clear a roster spot, linebacker Jasper Brinkley was waived.
Eric Ebron
An MRI taken on Lions tight end Eric Ebron's injured left knee revealed no structural damage, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

The full extent of Ebron's injury has not been revealed, but the MRI results are promising. Ebron's status for the Lions' next game Sunday against the Cardinals is uncertain, but he will have one fewer day to prepare than he normally would coming off a Monday night game in Week 4.

Knee - Left Week 4 at Seattle
Kerry Hyder
The Jets have cut their roster down to 53 by waiving a number of players.

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

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

Linebacker Antwan Barnes has been placed on the PUP list.

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

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

Darryl Tapp
The Lions have re-signed defensive end Darryl Tapp, according to Jeff Katzenstein of the Detroit News, citing NFLPA data.

Tapp was scheduled to become a free agent on March 10. He reportedly signed for the minimum salary, which is $870,000 for veterans. He made $855,000 last season. 

Tapp had 17 tackles, half a sack and two pass defenses in his first year with the Lions, last season. He's been in the NFL since 2006, with the Seahawks, Eagles and Redskins. 

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Jermelle Cudjo
The Chiefs released receivers Jerrell Jackson, Darryl Surgent, Deon Anthony and Weston Dressler, defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo, defensive lineman Jairus Campbell, guard Otis Hudson, cornerbacks Brandon Jones and Vernon Kearney, safety Jerron McMillian and tight end Adam Schiltz.
Jordan Thompson
The Lions announced several practice squad roster moves on Monday, according to the Detroit Free Press. The team signed the following players to the practice squad: Tight end Jordan Thompson, cornerback Trevin Wade and defensive tackle Roy Philon.
Ameer Abdullah
Lions running Ameer Abdullah rushed 13 times for 33 yards and caught two passes (on five targets) for 11 yards in Monday night's loss to the Seahawks.

Abdullah and the Lions' rush offense endured another rough performance Monday night, although a matchup against the Seahawks' swarming defense probably should have tempered expectations of Abdullah to begin with. While Detroit's running game will certainly need to improve in the coming weeks, Abdullah has done well to remain involved as a receiver out of the backfield recently. Along with fellow tailback Theo Riddick, Abdullah's five targets Monday trailed only star wideout Calvin Johnson, evidencing the Lions' desire to get their rookie touches in various ways.

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