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  • Don Carey: Waived by Detroit

    Carey was cut by the Lions on Friday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports. Carey has been a free agent for most of the 2018 season but signed with the Lions on Tuesday and was able to play in Thursday's game against the Bears. The 31-year-old apparently didn't show enough in that performance, though, as he was let go to make room for cornerback Marcus Cooper on the roster.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Re-signs with Lions

    The Lions re-signed Carey on Tuesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. Carey spend the last seven seasons with the Lions before parting ways this offseason. The 10-year veteran has 147 tackles and three interceptions in his career, but will likely be used primarily on special teams.
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  • Don Carey: Hits waivers with injury tag

    The Jaguars waived Carey (hamstring) from injured reserve with a settlement Tuesday, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports. The veteran safety played at least 13 games in each of the last five seasons, but he was relegated to special teams in 2017, making just nine tackles. Once he's healthy, he'll look to carve out a depth role on another roster.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: May require offseason surgery

    Carey (knee) may require offseason surgery, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports. "It's too early to tell," the safety said. "I'll sit on the couch, let some of the inflammation and swelling go down, and we'll see what happens." Carey injured his knee during Detroit's season finale against Green Bay, but it appears the extent of his damage hasn't been confirmed yet -- though the safety did note that his ACL remains intact. The 30-year-old is set to hit free agency at the end of the league year, and, given the Lions having fired their head coach and defensive coordinator, his NFL future is uncertain.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Out for rest of game

    Carey suffered a knee injury in Sunday's game against the Packers and won't return, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Even though Carey has been declared out, this doesn't illustrate much about the severity of this injury, as the Lions have no need to rush him back in this meaningless matchup. More updates will likely be available after Sunday's game.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Playing Sunday

    Carey (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Bears. Carey missed the team's past two games due to his knee injury. Now that he's active again he'll look to resume his special teams role, though it remains highly unlikely he has any role on defense.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Carries questionable designation

    Carey (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Carey has yet to log a defensive snap this season, and he's in danger of missing his third consecutive game. If he's unable to play, he'll leave his special teams duties to the rest of the depth secondary members.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Questionable for Sunday

    Carey (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns. Carey was a limited participant in practice this week after sitting out Monday night's win over the Packers. Carey has exclusively been a special teams contributor this season and would likely require multiple injuries to the Lions' secondary to see significant defensive snaps.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Inactive Monday

    Carey (knee) is inactive for Monday's game against the Packers. Carey will miss his second game of the season, this time due to an unspecified knee injury. He doesn't play on defense, but his absence will be felt on special teams.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Full practice Wednesday

    Carey was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Carey missed out on Week 4's intradivisional matchup with the Vikings due to an unspecified knee injury. His full participation Wednesday suggests he should be good to go for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Practices without limitations

    Carey (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday. Carey hasn't played a snap on defense yet this season, and he's still looking for his first tackle. Barring injuries above him in the depth chart, Carey will likely only be used as a special teams man going forward.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Placed on PUP list

    Carey was placed on the Active/PUP list Tuesday due to an undisclosed reason, the Lions' official site reports. Carey missed two games during the second half of the 2016 season due to a minor hamstring injury, but his current issue remains unclear. The 30-year-old safety figures to once again provide depth in the Lions' secondary throughout 2017 upon his return to full health.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Out again Sunday

    Carey (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints. Carey practiced in limited fashion throughout the week, but will ultimately be unable to play Sunday. Glover Quin will get the start at free safety per usual.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Inactive Thursday

    Carey (hamstring) is inactive for Thursday's game versus the Vikings. Limited in practice on this short week, Carey may miss just one game as a result of the hamstring injury suffered this past Sunday. No matter, the Lions will be without a key member of the special teams unit.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Injures hamstring Sunday

    Carey injured his hamstring during Sunday's win over the Jaguars, Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group reports. Carey's absence wouldn't have much of an impact on the Lions' defense, but they'll miss him on special teams if he's forced to miss an extended period of time.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Will play Sunday

    Carey (ribs) will play Sunday against the Rams, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Carey was limited this week in practice early this week but was a full participant on Friday, giving him the green light to play Sunday. He'll likely assume his role as reserve safety behind Glover Quin, but should see plenty of snaps on special teams.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Ready for Sunday

    Carey (ribs) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group reports. Carey will serve as the backup to Glover Quin once again. With just nine defensive snaps on the season, Carey shouldn't be expected to have much of an impact on the defense.
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  • Lions' Don Carey: Returning to practice

    Carey (undisclosed) has been removed from the active/non-football injury list and can return to practice, Lions' writer Tim Twentyman reports. It was never disclosed why Carey was on the NFI list, but he'll be able to practice for the fist time this training camp. Detroit's safety position seems to be up for grabs at this point and Carey will have the opportunity to earn some play time in the coming weeks.
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  • Lions' Don Carey, Tahir Whitehead return to action Sunday

    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.
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  • Lions' Pettigrew, Whitehead, Carey questionable to return Sunday

    Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew, linebacker Tahir Whitehead and strong safety Don Carey are questionable to return to Sunday's Wild Card game against the Cowboys, the team announced. Pettigrew is being evaluated for a concussion. Whitehead and Carey are dealing with dehydration.
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