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Lions' Damon Harrison: Pens one-year extension Wednesday
Harrison and the Lions agreed on a one-year, $11 million extension Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Per Schefter, the deal will also include $12 million in guarantees granted at the end of this year. Harrison had threatened to hold out of training camp without a new deal earlier this offseason, and he eventually received a nice payday. "Snacks" has recorded 50 tackles (37 solo) and 3.5 sacks since coming over to the Lions in October. The veteran will look to have a key role on the defensive line for the Lions in a stacked NFC North race.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Marvin Jones: Limited in return to practice
Jones (undisclosed) was a limited practice participant Tuesday, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports.
Jones was held out of last weekend's preseason loss to the Texans with the unspecified injury before returning to practice Monday. He'll likely be held out of Friday's exhibition against Buffalo, though he hasn't actually been ruled out yet. With Danny Amendola (undisclosed) also banged up, the Lions signed Jordan Lasley on Tuesday to help with wideout depth.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Jordan Lasley: Lands in Detroit
Lasley signed a contract with the Lions on Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Lasley spent time with the Raiders and Ravens earlier this offseason, and will now work to carve out a depth role in Detroit. The 2018 fifth-round pick has yet to make his NFL debut, and may need to impress on special teams to make the 53-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Mike Daniels: Resumes practicing
Daniels (foot) participated in practice Monday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Daniels did not suit up for Saturday's preseason loss to the Texans due to a foot injury, and he now appears good to go. The veteran defensive tackle projects to play a key role behind Damon Harrison and A'Shawn Robinson along Detroit's defensive line.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Matthew Stafford: Insists he's healthy
Stafford said his back injury from last year isn't a lingering issue, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
MLive.com's Kyle Meinke suggests there may be something going on with Stafford, who has been rested for a few practices and held out for the first two weeks of the preseason. The 31-year-old quarterback insists he's healthy, noting that the back injury he played through last year didn't even require offseason surgery. A strong showing in Friday's preseason game against Buffalo could put the matter to rest.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Marvin Jones: Back at practice
Jones (undisclosed) will return to practice Monday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Per coach Matt Patricia, Jones -- who didn't make the trip to Houston for last week's preseason game -- is slated to work on at least a limited basis Monday, to "see how (he goes) through it." The wideout's status for Friday's preseason game against the Bills has yet to be determined, but Jones' return to practice puts him on track to be good to go and in the Lions' starting lineup come Week 1.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Christian Jones: Starts at linebacker Saturday
Jones (undisclosed) recorded two total tackles in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.
Jones was nursing an undisclosed injury earlier in the offseason, but it looks like he has put whatever he was dealing with behind him after starting in Saturday's game. Jones played 20 snaps in the outing.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Jesse James: Catches one pass against Houston
James caught one pass for four yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.
T.J. Hockenson, meanwhile, caught one pass for 22 yards, looking like the superior receiving threat compared to James. However, James is still a valued part of the offense due to his blocking ability, and he could still catch a few passes along the way as well.... See More ... See Less
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Gets 22 yards on first pro catch
Hockenson caught one pass for 22 yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.
Hockenson looked smooth during a catch-and-run play that resulted in a quality gain on the rookie's first grab in live action as a pro. However, he also made a mistake that cost the team a Kerryon Johnson run, one on which Hockenson was ticketed with an illegal blocking penalty. Hockenson could see more involvement in the third preseason game next Friday against the Bills.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Travis Fulgham: Makes highlight play in preseason game
Fulgham caught three passes for 52 yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.
The competition for the last few spots on the depth chart has been heating up since Jermaine Kearse (ankle) went down in the preseason opener. Fulgham made a play to help distinguish himself Saturday during a game in which no other receiver made many highlight-quality plays, making an impressive adjustment to bring down a bomb and then preventing it from hitting the turf. He should continue to get plenty of chances during the final two weeks of the preseason.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Zach Zenner: Scores touchdown in preseason game
Zenner rushed three times for 17 yards and caught one pass for five yards and a touchdown during Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.
Zenner looked healthy after having to leave last week's preseason opener with an undisclosed injury. Meanwhile, Ty Johnson didn't do anything overly impressive. As long as Zenner continues to perform well on special teams, he should have a solid chance of holding down a roster spot in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Lions' C.J. Anderson: Two carries in preseason loss
Anderson rushed twice for six yards during Saturday's preseason loss to the Texans.
Anderson served as the clear No. 2 back behind Kerryon Johnson, but there doesn't seem to be anyone else around to give Anderson competition for the job. He could see more involvement during the third preseason game Friday against Buffalo.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Kerryon Johnson: Looks good in return to field
Johnson rushed three times for 17 yards during Saturday's preseason game against Houston.
Johnson had another run called back on an illegal blocking penalty and looked good overall in his first taste of live action since Week 11 of last season. He should see more run in the third preseason tilt Friday against the Bills.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Matthew Stafford: DNP against Texans
Stafford did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.
Stafford got the night off alongside other select starters. However, it wouldn't be a surprise if he sees up to a quarter of playing time in the third exhibition tilt next Friday against the Bills.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Chris Lacy: Earning time with first team
Lacy worked with the first-team offense in the absence of Marvin Jones (knee) during practice this week, Chris Burke of the Athletic reports.
As someone who's routinely impressed since the start of spring workouts, Lacy looks to be putting together a solid case for a roster spot. Burke notes that, at this point, it would be a surprise if Lacy doesn't win the No. 4 receiver job behind Jones, Golladay and Danny Amendola (undisclosed). With Jones not traveling to Houston for the Lions' second preseason game, Lacy is a strong bet to open Saturday's exhibition with the starting offense.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Danny Amendola: Limited by injury
Amendola (undisclosed) was held out of team drills in practice this week due to an undisclosed injury, Chris Burke of the Athletic reports.
Amendola was able to dress and put in some "light" work during joint practices with the Texans this week, but he did not participate in 11-on-11 drills. While it's not clear what sort of injury he's dealing with, it seems unlikely he'll see much, if any, action in Saturday's preseason game in Houston. Tom Kennedy reportedly handled first-team reps out of the slot in Amendola's absence this week.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Jarrad Davis: Back to work Thursday
Davis (undisclosed) returned to practice Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
While the nature of Davis' injury was seemingly unclear, it appears that it was only serious enough to hold him out of practice for just under two weeks. The 23-year-old figures to play a key role in Detroit's linebacking corps this season.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Mike Daniels: Remains day-to-day
Daniels is considered day-to-day with his foot injury, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Daniels' 2018 season ended in IR due to his foot injury and he was held out of offseason practices with the issue as well. Whenever he does return to health he'll likely see time behind Damon Harrison and A'Shawn Robinson at defensive tackle.... See More ... See Less
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