Agnew performed well as the top inside cornerback during minicamp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. With Justin Coleman (undisclosed) sitting out of team drills, Agnew worked as the top slot corner in sub-package defenses. He apparently looked good doing it, too, as Agnew reportedly made one of the most impressive plays of minicamp defending a pass intended for Brandon Powell in team drills. It's unlikely he'll continue serving in this capacity once Coleman presumably returns for training camp, but there at least seems potential for Agnew to attain IDP relevance if he ever gets the opportunity to work opposite shutdown cornerback Darius Slay. He'll have plenty of value as a return man, regardless.
Agnew is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Agnew exited Sunday's game during the fourth quarter, and will not return. Ameer Abdullah could serve as the Lions' top punt returner as long as Agnew remains sidelined.
Agnew (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Ravens. Agnew hasn't practiced since injuring his knee two weeks ago. However, ESPN's Michael Rothstein spotted the return specialist running on the sidelines during Wednesday's session, so Agnew seems to have a realistic chance of making it back for the Lions' Week 14 matchup with the Bucs. In the meantime, Detroit has Golden Tate and TJ Jones available to handle punt returns, with Ameer Abdullah and Dwayne Washington presumably handling kickoffs.
The Lions aren't expected to have Agnew (knee) for Thursday's game against the Vikings, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Agnew wasn't able to practice Tuesday, two days after he was removed from the Lions' victory over the Bears after injuring his knee. A depth cornerback for the Lions, Agnew typically doesn't see much involvement on defense, but fills an important role on special teams as Detroit's top kick and punt returner. If Agnew is sidelined Thursday, Ameer Abdullah would likely return kickoffs, while TJ Jones and Golden Tate are the top candidates to handle punt-return duties.
Agnew left Sunday's game against the Bears with a knee injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Agnew serves as a depth corner and also as a returner on special teams for the Lions. Running back Ameer Abdullah has stepped in as a returner in Agnew's absence.
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