Diggs generated 78 tackles, eight pass breakups and three interceptions with one touchdown over 16 games for the Lions in 2018. Detroit inked Diggs to a sizable contract extension before the season, and it looks like its investment will pay off if his 2018 performance is any indication. Playing safety full time after starting off as a nickel corner in 2017, Diggs has proven to be an instinctive presence with impressive ball skills and sure tackling, and he only benefits from playing next to All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay. With the 33-year-old Glover Quin coming off the lowest snap share as a member of the Lions, Diggs might just be one of the most important defensive players on the roster entering the 2019 campaign. He'll look to celebrate at the Pro Bowl, where he was voted in as an alternate.
Diggs (hand) is active for Sunday's game versus the Packers. Diggs is slated to start and he'll log another hefty workload. The fourth-year pro has 16 tackles (12 solo), four pass breakups and one pick-six through four game. Look for him to be active in coverage with the Packers starting strictly rookie wideouts beside Davante Adams.
Diggs (hand) suffered a hand fracture during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, Dave Brikett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Diggs exited during the third quarter of the Week 4 contest and did not return. It remains unclear how long Diggs will remain sidelined, or whether he'll be able to play with a cast on his hand against the Packers on Sunday. Rookie safety Tracy Walker could see an expanded defensive role if Diggs misses any time.
Diggs recorded four tackles, all solo, a pass defensed and returned an interception for a touchdown in Monday's loss to the Jets. It was an abysmal night for the Lions defense, but Diggs was one of the lone bright spots. He intercepted Sam Darnold's first career pass, returning it for a score. Diggs' play has been elevated since moving to safety late last season; in six starts he now has four interceptions and one touchdown.
Diggs signed a three-year, $20.4 million contract extension with the Lions, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports. Diggs, who was entering the last year of his rookie contract, has evolved from an inconsistent slot cornerback to one of the most versatile defensive players on the Lions roster. Potentially on the verge of a breakout IDP season, Diggs isn't being pigeonholed to just one position and should see significant playing time at both safety and cornerback in 2018.
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