Decker returned to practice last week, and with the release of tackle Greg Robinson (ankle) this move was expected heading into Sunday's game against the Browns. The 2016 first-round pick will likely reclaim his starting spot at left tackle for Detroit.
Decker (shoulder) returned to practice Wednesday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
Decker's return to practice officially opens his three-week window to be activated to the 53-man roster. He's unlikely to be in the lineup Monday against the Packers, however, since Decker likely will require some time to get back into game shape. For comparison, Saints tackle Terron Armstead dealt with a similar injury this season and practiced for more than two weeks before returning to live action.
Coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday that Decker is progressing towards a return from offseason shoulder surgery, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
While the offensive tackle is still a ways away from returning to form, it appears as though a midseason return is likely and he'll continue to be evaluated on a week-by-week basis while remaining on the PUP list. Greg Robinson will continue to start at left tackle in Decker's absence.
|4||9/30/18||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/21/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|