Agnew is expected to handle an expanded role on offense Thursday against the Texans with fellow wideouts Kenny Golladay (hip) and Danny Amendola (hip) ruled out for the contest.
Over his four seasons with Detroit, Agnew has provided most of his value as one of the NFL's top return men, but he was thrust into more work at receiver in the Week 11 loss to Carolina while Golladay and Amendola were sidelined. Working behind Marvin Jones and Marvin Hall, Agnew surprisingly settled in as the No. 3 receiver over Quintez Cephus, playing 50 percent of the offensive snaps and hauling in three of six targets for 10 yards. While the per-target production was poor, that sort of volume could be enough to make Agnew a reasonable punt play for the two-game Thanksgiving Day DFS slate.
Agnew (ribs) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
Agnew has missed back-to-back games but appears on pace to return to duty in this Sunday's matchup against the Panthers. The 25-year-old contributes sparingly on offense, but he's the team's top returner of both kicks and punts. Agnew scored one touchdown on each unit last year, but he hasn't broken off a big one yet this year.
Agnew (ribs) won't suit up in Sunday's game against Washington.
Agnew is set to miss his second straight game with the rib issue that he suffered in Week 8. With the return man and depth wideout out, Marvin Hall could stand to see a slight uptick in receiving snaps, with Danny Amendola suiting up as the team's top return man for both punts and kick offs.
Agnew (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
Agnew still hasn't fully healed up from the rib injury he suffered in Week 8. If the return man and depth wideout is forced to miss a second consecutive game Sunday, Danny Amendola should continue to fill in for Agnew in the return game.
Agnew was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a rib injury.
Agnew continues to deal with the rib issue that he suffered in Week 8 against the Colts, and it cost him a Week 9 absence. As long as the San Diego product is sidelined, expect to see Danny Amendola as the team's return man, with Marvin Hall seeing a slight uptick in receiving snaps.
Agnew (ribs) won't play Sunday against the Vikings, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Agnew left last week's loss to the Colts with this injury and was unable to practice all week. Danny Amendola will likely slot into a kick and punt returner role in addition to possibly playing more on offense with the absence of Kenny Golladay (hip).
Agnew (ribs) did not practice Thursday.
Agnew has yet to resume practicing since being forced out of Sunday's loss to the Colts with a rib injury. If he can't go Week 9, Danny Amendola will stand to take over a Detroit's primary return man.
Agnew is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Colts due to a rib injury.
Agnew had one carry for 11 yards and returned two kickoffs for 62 yards and one punt for two yards before exiting with the injury. Danny Amendola is next up on the depth chart as the return man for Detroit.
Agnew caught both his targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 34-16 victory over the Jaguars.
Agnew didn't get a rushing attempt after logging one in each of the two games before the Lions' Week 5 bye. However, like Marvin Hall, Agnew at least remains a part of the game plan unlike Week 1 target monster Quintez Cephus. The return specialist will look to make a big play in Week 7 against a Falcons defense that is allowing the most yards per pass attempt (8.6) in 2020.
Agnew had one carry for two yards and caught one of two targets for one yard during Sunday's loss to the Saints.
The Lions tried to get creative with Agnew but nothing became of it. While the versatile gadget player should continue to get a few opportunities per game, Agnew will probably remain an unreliable bet for production on a weekly basis.
Agnew caught two of two targets for 20 yards while rushing once for two yards during Sunday's 26-23 victory over the Cardinals.
Even though Agnew didn't see nearly many offensive snaps in the first two weeks of the season as Quintez Cephus did, he also wasn't nearly as impacted by the return of Kenny Golladay as Cephus was Sunday. After Cephus more than doubled Agnew in playing time each of the first two weeks, Cephus got zero touches on 10 offensive snaps compared to 15 snaps and three touches for Agnew, who has now seen around 10 snaps and at least one target in every game so far. As he currently seems more secure in his gadget role than Cephus does as a depth option behind Detroit's top trio of receivers, Agnew may be the better bet for production on a weekly basis when everyone is healthy.
Agnew secured his only target for no gain during Sunday's loss to Green Bay.
Agnew again saw minimal playing time despite the continued absence of Kenny Golladay (hamstring). After transitioning to wide receiver from cornerback this offseason, he clearly remains a work in progress from an offensive standpoint. Furthermore, the high probability that his poor offensive performance played a large role in Matthew Stafford's pick-six won't help the return specialist's chances of seeing an increase in offensive playing time anytime soon.
Agnew was targeted once but did not record a catch during Sunday's 27-23 loss to Chicago.
Agnew returned two kickoffs for 66 yards and one punt for 16 yards, but he only saw 15 snaps on offense and wasn't used on any gadget plays. If Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is able to return in Week 2, Agnew is a good bet to see a significant reduction in playing time.
Agnew is listed as a running back and a wide receiver on the Lions' initial 53-man roster.
The Lions initially used Agnew at cornerback for the first couple years of his professional career, but they switched him to offense this offseason and the team apparently likes what he can do with the ball in his hands, which isn't really a surprise given Agnew's proficiency as a return man. While he may not get consistent touches at either wide receiver or running back given Detroit's depth at each position, his versatility could come in handy on gadget plays.
Agnew will work as a wide receiver once the Lions begin practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
A 2017 fifth-round pick, Agnew returned both kicks and punts the past three seasons, scoring four touchdowns on special teams. He's played 30 snaps on offense and 207 on defense, mostly serving as an emergency option at cornerback. Agnew has been attending virtual meetings with both the wide receivers and cornerbacks this spring, but the Lions want him to focus on offense over the summer, likely preparing for a part-time gadget role. There doesn't appear to be an opening for regular snaps or targets with Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola are locked in for three-receiver sets. Marvin Hall, meanwhile, likely profiles as the top deep threat off the bench. As a result, Agnew is still expected to have his greatest impact in the return game.
Agnew (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday's game versus Minnesota.
Agnew will miss his third consecutive contest while tending to the ankle issue, despite working as a full practice participant Friday. With the 24-year-old suprisingly sidelined, Ty Johnson and Danny Amendola should assume return duties, with Rashaan Melvin operating as the team's No. 3 cornerback for Week 14.
Agnew (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game at Minnesota, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Agnew missed the last two games with the ankle injury, but he appears on track to return after working as a full practice participant Friday. Assuming the 24-year-old is able to suit up, he should reclaim his role as the team's primary kick and punt returner.
Agnew (ankle) is ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Bears.
Agnew didn't practice for the second straight week, so he'll look to leverage the "mini-bye" from playing on the weekday to get healthy for Week 14's clash against the Vikings. The third-year pro is mainly used as a kick returner, so the Lions may deploy Ty Johnson to fill that role in Agnew's place.
Agnew (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's contest against Washington.
Agnew suffered an ankle injury during Week 11's loss to the Cowboys. He didn't practice in any capacity this week. As long as Agnew is unable to play, expect Marvin Hall to field kick and punt returns.
Agnew (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
It's unclear how Agnew picked up the injury, but he was forced to leave the game late in the fourth quarter. As long as he's sidelined, look for Marvin Hall to take over kick and punt return duties. It's likely Agnew won't return, so look for an update on the injury following the game or in the coming days.
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