Detroit inked Diggs to a sizable contract extension before the season, and it looks like its investment will pay off if Diggs' 2018 performance was any indication. Playing safety full time after starting off as a nickel corner in 2017, Diggs has proven to be an instinctive presence with impressive ball skills and sure tackling -- and he only benefits from playing next to All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay. With the 33-year-old Glover Quin coming off the lowest snap share of his career with the Lions, Diggs might just be one of the most important defensive players on the roster entering the 2019 campaign. He'll look to celebrate at the Pro Bowl, where he was voted in as an alternate.
Diggs (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Diggs was a limited participant in practice Thursday and Friday after having been held out to begin the week. If the fourth-year pro were to remain sidelined versus the Packers, Tavon Wilson would benefit from an uptick in snaps.
Diggs registered seven tackles, two pass breakups and one interception during Sunday's loss to the Rams.
Diggs was arguably the Lions' best defensive player on the field Sunday, mixing and matching at slot cornerback and deep safety throughout the game. His interception in the second quarter was arguably his best play, but the hard-hitting Diggs also delivered a pair of impressive blows that caused incompletions at two other critical points. The Texas product is now averaging 4.9 tackles per game entering a Week 14 matchup with the Cardinals.
Diggs posted 10 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 31-23 win over the Packers.
Diggs' 10 tackles were by far the most he's posted in a game this season. He and fellow safety Glover Quin combined for 23 tackles on the day, which played a huge role in slowing down the Packers' offense. The Lions have a bye in Week 6 before taking on the Dolphins in Week 7.
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