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  • Lions' Malcolm Rodriguez: Good to go

    Rodriguez (ankle) is active for Monday's game against the Raiders. Rodriguez injured his ankle in last week's loss to the Ravens and subsequently landed a questionable designation for Monday's game. Barring any setbacks, he looks ready to take on his usual workload.
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  • Lions' Malcolm Rodriguez: Stuck next to Anzalone

    Rodriguez will continue to play alongside Alex Anzalone in 2023 and beyond, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. This limits the upside of the rising IDP prospect for the foreseeable future. However, linebackers coach Kelvin Sheppard believes that the on-field support that Anzalone -- a defensive captain -- provided Rodriguez in 2022 made it easier for the latter to post impressive stat lines in the first place. While Anzalone's presence in the middle of the defense will nonetheless make it hard for Rodriguez to register elite IDP production going forward, it's still possible that Rodriguez could push for triple-digit tackles in 2023 after logging 87 as a rookie.
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  • Lions' Malcolm Rodriguez: Logs full practice Wednesday

    Rodriguez (elbow) was listed as a full participant on the Lions' injury report Wednesday. Rodriguez was limited with an elbow injury during each practice Week 10, leaving him sidelined for Sunday's win against the Bears. The rookie linebacker recorded 54 tackles, one sack, one pass defended, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery over the first eight games of the season, and he should reprise this starting role in Sunday's Week 11 contest versus the Giants.
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  • Lions' Malcolm Rodriguez: Eight tackles in Week 3

    Rodriguez collected eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Vikings. The rookie linebacker continues to make plays across the field, as he recorded eight tackles while playing 76 percent of the team's defensive snaps in Week 3. Rodriguez hopes to continue his impressive efforts when the Lions host Seattle on Sunday.
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