Riddick (wrist) is not playing in Sunday's preseason opener against the Colts, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Riddick practiced under limitations for most of training camp while wearing a red no-contact jersey in order to protect his right wrist, which still seems to be a concern, so it's not shocking that he's being held out Sunday. In his absence, Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington should see added work with the first-teamers.
Riddick (wrist) isn't practicing Wednesday, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.
Bouncing back from December surgeries on both wrists, Riddick has been limited through the first two weeks of training camp, albeit with nothing to suggest his Week 1 status is in jeopardy. He's locked in for his usual role as Detroit's top pass-catching back, and the unofficial preseason depth chart lists both him and Ameer Abdullah as starters, according to Tim Twentyman of the team's official site. The team could keep both backs on the field at times -- with Riddick working from the slot -- if Kenny Golladay struggles to take grasp of the No. 3 receiver job. Even if that doesn't happen, Riddick is no worse than fourth in line for targets in a perennially pass-happy offense.
Riddick (wrist) sported a non-contact jersey while taking part in mostly individual drills during Sunday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Riddick is working his way back from undergoing surgery on both wrists since last season. Those procedures limited his activity during OTAs, and although his wrists are reportedly structurally sound again, Riddick's involvement remained restricted to start camp Sunday. Given Riddick's importance in the Lions' passing game, it won't be surprising if Riddick is handled with care during the opening stages of practice and the preseason to ensure he feels as good as possible once Week 1 rolls around.
Riddick's wrists are structurally sound, and he's expected to be ready when training camp opens Saturday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Riddick, who spent the final five weeks of the 2016 season on injured reserve, wasn't able to practice with the team most of the offseason after undergoing surgery on both of his wrists late in 2016. It remains to be seen how the Lions will manage his workload going forward, but it's imperative that Riddick's wrists remain healthy, as he'll likely need to be at full strength to maintain his status as an elite pass catcher out of the backfield.
Riddick (wrist) is wearing a cast on his right wrist at OTAs, Carlos Monarrez of The Detroit Free Press reports.
Despite being tabbed as a "limited participant" at OTAs thus far, Riddick reportedly "mostly sat out" of drills as he finishes his rehabilitation from double wrist surgery. It would appear his right wrist is more of a problem than his left at this point.
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|2||9/18/17||@ NYG||8:30 pm|
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