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November 1, 2020 12:00 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Starting against Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game versus the Colts.

Despite sitting out Friday's practice, Decker will start at left tackle against the Colts on Sunday. The Colts have a strong front seven, although their pass rush has been mediocre with just 13 sacks through six games.

October 30, 2020 08:00 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Questionable against Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker (shoulder) is considered questionable for Sunday's game versus the Colts, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Decker sat out Friday's practice after being limited Thursday, so his status isn't very favorable heading into Week 8. The starting left tackle has played every snap this season, and the offensive line would take a major hit without him in the fold. Expect Matt Nelson to step in if Decker is ultimately ruled out.

September 2, 2020 01:12 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Inks $85M extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker signed a six-year, $85 million contract Tuesday with $37.5 million guaranteed, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Decker secured a major payday and is now the eighth highest-paid left tackle in the NFL, and is locked in through the 2025 season. The Lions are starting to acquire encouraging talent through the draft and free agency, and Decker will be a major piece of their rebuild.

September 22, 2019 12:32 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Ready to go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

Decker appears primed to draw his usual start at left tackle. He was limited in practice all week due to a back injury.

September 20, 2019 03:48 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Questionable for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker (back) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Decker was limited in practice all week due to his back injury. If Decker is forced to miss any more time, expect Tyrell Crosby to draw another start at left tackle Sunday in Philadelphia.

September 16, 2019 11:20 AM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Doesn't play Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker (back) didn't play in Week 2's game versus the Chargers, David Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports.

Decker was replaced by Tyrell Crosby at left tackle, and Crosby will stay at that position until Decker is healthy.

September 15, 2019 11:36 AM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Questionable for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker (back) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Decker appears to be trending towards sitting out Week 2. The fourth-year pro was a limited participant in practice all week. Tyrell Crosby will likely draw the start at left tackle in the event that Decker is forced to miss time.

April 29, 2019 01:00 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Option picked up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions elected to pick up Decker's fifth-year option Monday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Decker has spent his entire career with the Lions, starting 40 of a possible 40 games, playing primarily at left tackle. This news suggests that he will continue to receive a starting spot on the offensive line in 2019.

December 16, 2018 12:32 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker is active for Sunday's game against the Bills after dealing with a shoulder injury this week.

Decker was a limited participant in practice all week while nursing a shoulder injury, but he'll be good to go Sunday as he projects to start at offensive tackle.

November 3, 2018 12:08 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Ready to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker (back) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Decker suffered a back injury during Detroit's loss to the Seahawks in Week 8 and was limited in practice to begin this week, but he was a full participant in Friday's session. The starting offensive lineman will suit up for Sunday's divisional matchup against Minnesota.

October 29, 2018 05:20 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Nursing undisclosed injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker suffered an undisclosed injury during Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Seahawks, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Decker was absent during Detroit's final drives of Week 8, having been forced from the game due to an undisclosed injury. More light should be shed on the severity of Decker's injury when the Lions return to practice this week, and Tyrell Crosby would slot into the starting lineup if Decker were to miss any time.

November 11, 2017 04:04 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Returns from PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions activated Decker (shoulder) off the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

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.

November 2, 2017 01:00 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 28, 2017 03:40 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Progressing toward return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 2, 2017 09:36 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Moved to regular season PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker (shoulder) was moved to the regular season PUP list Saturday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Decker is eligible for the regular season PUP list because he started the preseason on the same list and never returned to practice. He won't count as a member of the official 53-man roster until he's potentially activated off the list, which can't occur until six weeks into the regular season.

July 25, 2017 09:48 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Officially placed on PUP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker (shoulder) will start training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

This comes as no surprise since Decker underwent shoulder surgery in early June that had a timeline for recovery of at least four months. It's likely he'll miss at least the first month of regular season due to this injury, and training camp will tell whether Cornelius Lucas, Joe Dahl or Corey Robinson (foot) will take his place.

June 10, 2017 12:04 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Ruled out 4-to-6 months
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker (shoulder) has been given a timetable of 4-to-6 months and could start the regular season on the PUP list, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

Decker recently underwent shoulder surgery on Monday to repair a torn labrum, and he will now be held out for a considerable amount of time. The best-case scenario looks to be Decker missing the first month of the season, which would result in one of Cornelius Lucas, Joe Dahl or Corey Robinson taking his spot as the team's starting left tackle.

June 8, 2017 01:40 AM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Out indefinitely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker is out indefinitely after undergoing shoulder surgery on Monday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Decker injured his shoulder last week during an OTA and now has no timetable for a return according to head coach Jim Caldwell, who doesn't believe the injury will keep Decker sidelined for the entire 2017 season. However, more information will given once training camp is underway next month. Decker was slated to start at left tackle this season, a role that could now be filled by Cornelius Lucas, Joe Dahl or Corey Robinson.

November 4, 2016 11:25 PM
Lions' Taylor Decker: Questionable to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Decker (ribs) is questionable to play Sunday against the Vikings, ESPN reports.

Decker was limited in practice this week with an injury to his ribs, the severity of which isn't clear. Look for Corey Robinson step in if he's unable to go.

 
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Height/Weight:
6-7/318
Birthdate:
08/23/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Vandalia, OH, USA
School:
Ohio State
NFL Experience:
5
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