Diggs is working as the first-string nickel corner in training camp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Diggs admitted himself that he's in a "heated" training camp battle for time at corner given the Lions' recent additions of rookies Teez Tabor and Jamal Agnew as well as former Raiders CB D.J. Hayden, so he'll need to stay healthy and keep performing in order to maintain his standing atop the depth chart. Last season, Diggs' play slipped after a promising 2015 campaign, but he seems to have had a good offseason and even made the "play of the day" during Wednesday's practice, tipping and then intercepting a Matthew Stafford pass in the end zone that was intended for Golden Tate.
Diggs' underwhelming 2016 campaign came to an ugly close when the 2015 sixth-rounder landed on injured reserve with a pectoral injury last December. Although he'll apparently need a little bit more time to get back into top shape, Diggs has still been a full participant in OTAs while working with the first-team defense.
Diggs suffered a pectoral injury in Sunday's win over the Saints, recording one tackle before leaving the game. The
Diggs suffered a pectoral injury that will keep him out for the remainder of the season, Rand Getlin reports.
Diggs had recorded one tackle prior to exiting the game. He will finish his season with 40 tackles, a pass defended and one forced fumble. Adairius Barnes and Johnson Bademose will presumably both see increased roles providing cornerback depth going forward.
Diggs was forced to exit the contest and get checked out by team doctors after going down with the injury and was considered questionable to return. He may be subject to limited participation in practice throughout the upcoming week, depending on the severity of the issue.
|P4||8/31/17||@ BUF||7:00 pm|
|2||9/18/17||@ NYG||8:30 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/6/17||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|