Carey, who seems to be healthy after injuring his knee in Week 17, will return to Jacksonville after spending the past seven seasons with the Lions. The 31-year-old safety likely won't see many defensive snaps with the Jaguars but could prove to be a valuable asset on special teams.
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.
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.
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 team's role, though it remains highly unlikely he has any role on the defense.
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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