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Top Taylor Decker News

  • Lions' Taylor Decker: Full participant at minicamp

    Decker (foot) was a full participant during minicamp, Nick Baumgardner of the Athletic reports.

    Decker didn't participate in OTAs while dealing with the "residual effects from rehabbing all offseason," so it's encouraging to see him back to full participation during minicamp. The 2016 first-round pick suffered the foot injury during the 2021 regular-season finale, but he looks poised to be the starting left tackle Week 1.

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  • Lions' Taylor Decker: Foot injury lingers

    Decker (foot) isn't participating in OTAs while he deals with "residual effects from rehabbing all offseason," but he would be able to play right now if needed, Benjamin Raven of reports.

    Decker injured his foot in the 2021 regular-season finale against Green Bay. While his rehab from the injury doesn't seem to have gone as smoothly as hoped, the Lions don't appear worried about his availability for the upcoming season. Instead, team looks to be taking it slow with its left tackle before training camp, when Decker should be cleared to practice.

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  • Lions' Taylor Decker: Picks up injury

    Decker (foot) was injured in the Lions' win over the Packers on Sunday.

    Decker picked up the injury in the fourth quarter and was questionable to return. The game has since concluded.

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  • Lions' Taylor Decker: Activated off reserve/COVID-19 list

    Decker was activated off of the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

    The left tackle was placed on the COVID list Monday, clearing protocols in time to be available for the Lions' season finale in Week 18. Decker will return to his starting role protecting either Jared Goff (knee) or Tim Boyle's blindside versus the Packers on Sunday.

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  • Lions' Taylor Decker: Enters COVID protocols

    Decker was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday as a result of testing positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Decker's potential absence Sunday against the Packers would be a huge blow to the offensive line, and apparently their depleted tight end positional depth chart, after Decker received two targets and caught a touchdown Sunday against the Seahawks. If Decker can't go Sunday, Matt Nelson or Will Holden will likely draw the start at left tackle.

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  • Lions' Taylor Decker: Catches touchdown

    Decker caught one pass for six yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 51-29 loss to the Seahawks.

    Down at tight end with T.J. Hockenson (finger) and Brock Wright (COVID-19) sidelined, Detroit directed two targets to offensive tackles on the final drive of the game after failing to deliver one to a tight end at any point before. While it worked out for Decker to get open for a goal-line touchdown, this situation mainly helps show how no Detroit tight end will be worthy of even a DFS dart throw when the Lions close out the season with a Week 18 matchup with the Packers.

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  • Lions' Taylor Decker: Active against Pittsburgh

    Decker (finger) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Kyle Meinke of reports.

    As expected after being activated from IR, Decker will start at left tackle in his season debut. His return to the offensive line will move rookie Penei Sewell to right tackle.

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  • Lions' Taylor Decker: Activated from IR

    Decker was activated from injured reserve Tuesday.

    After suffering a finger injury in the preseason, Decker has been inactive for all of the Lions' games in 2021. It was reported Oct. 20 that he could miss the remainder of the season, so his activation comes as a positive surprise for the team. The 27-year-old will likely return to his starting spot at left tackle, shifting rookie Penei Sewell over to the right tackle position.

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  • Lions' Taylor Decker: Could miss season

    Decker (finger) could be shut down for the rest of season, according to Chris Burke of The Athletic.

    Decker was placed on injured reserve Sept. 11. He then returned to practice on Oct. 13. Now, though, head coach Dan Campbell is saying there's a chance Decker will be shut down for the season at the end of his three-week IR return window. Decker still has two weeks to be ready, so it's certainly too soon to say anything definitive. Decker has started every game he has played for the Lions since being drafted in the first round in 2016. The Lions 2021 first-rounder Penei Sewell has been filling Decker's role, while Matt Nelson has been playing right tackle.

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  • Lions' Taylor Decker: Returns to practice

    Decker (finger) returned to practice from injured reserve Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Decker was slated to be the Lions' starting left tackle this season, but a finger injury has caused him to miss the first five weeks of the season. The 27-year-old will have a 21-day window to be added to the active roster, and if he's not, he will return to injured reserve for the remainder of the season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 324 lbs
Birthplace: Vandalia, OH
Age: 28
School: Ohio St.
Experience: 7