Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Matt Patricia
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense11th68.5 (30th)314.5 (6th)
Defense16th179.5 (32nd)168.0 (4th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
21Abdullah, Ameer RB5-92036/13/19934Nebraska
39Agnew, Jamal CB5-101904/3/19952San Diego
94Ansah, Ezekiel DE6-52755/29/19896BYU
43Bellore, Nick FB6-12505/12/19898Central Michigan
29Blount, LeGarrette RB6-024712/5/19869Oregon
8Cassel, Matt QB6-42255/17/198214USC
65Crosby, Tyrell G6-43099/5/1995ROregon
66Dahl, Joe G6-43054/9/19933Washington State
40Davis, Jarrad LB6-123811/16/19942Florida
68Decker, Taylor T6-73118/23/19933Ohio State
64Demby, Jamil G6-53216/20/1996RMaine
28Diggs, Quandre CB5-92001/22/19934Texas
78Donnal, Andrew T6-63053/3/19924Iowa
59Flowers, Marquis LB6-22452/16/19925Arizona
60Glasgow, Graham G6-63108/19/19923Michigan
19Golladay, Kenny WR6-421311/3/19932Northern Illinois
93Hand, Da'Shawn DE6-329711/14/1995RAlabama
57Harold, Eli LB6-32431/20/19944Virginia
61Hyder, Kerry DE6-22705/2/19913Texas Tech
97Jean Francois, Ricky DT6-230911/23/198610LSU
33Johnson, Kerryon RB5-112066/30/1997RAuburn
17Jones, Andy WR6-12156/28/19941Jacksonville
11Jones, Marvin WR6-21983/12/19907California
52Jones, Christian LB6-32442/18/19915Florida State
13Jones, T.J. WR6-01907/19/19924Notre Dame
42Kennard, Devon LB6-42566/24/19915USC
35Killebrew, Miles DB6-22225/10/19933Southern Utah
76Lang, T.J. G6-43159/20/198710Eastern Michigan
24Lawson, Nevin DB5-91924/23/19915Utah State
6Martin, Sam P6-12112/27/19906Appalachian State
48Muhlbach, Don LS6-42588/17/198115Texas A&M
95Okwara, Romeo DE6-42746/17/19953Notre Dame
10Powell, Brandon WR5-81819/12/1996RFlorida
5Prater, Matt K5-102018/10/198412UCF
27Quin, Glover DB6-02071/15/198610New Mexico
77Ragnow, Frank C6-53085/17/1996RArkansas
44Reeves-Maybin, Jalen LB6-02301/31/19952Tennessee
25Riddick, Theo RB5-92015/4/19916Notre Dame
80Roberts, Michael TE6-52655/7/19942Toledo
91Robinson, A'Shawn DT6-43223/21/19953Alabama
23Slay, Darius DB6-01901/1/19916Mississippi State
9Stafford, Matthew QB6-32202/7/198810Georgia
31Tabor, Teez CB6-020112/31/19952Florida
15Tate, Golden WR5-101978/2/19889Notre Dame
87Toilolo, Levine TE6-82687/30/19916Stanford
84Valles, Hakeem TE6-325011/23/19922Monmouth (N.J.)
30Virgin, Dee DB5-920510/29/19931West Alabama
71Wagner, Ricky T6-631510/21/19896Wisconsin
47Walker, Trey DB6-12062/1/1995RLouisiana
45Washington, Charles DB5-101923/10/19932Fresno State
79Wiggins, Kenny G6-63308/8/19885Fresno State
92Williams, Sylvester DT6-232811/21/19886North Carolina
82Willson, Luke TE6-52511/15/19906Rice
32Wilson, Tavon DB6-02123/19/19907Illinois
Injured Players
47Barnes, Brandon (IR) TE6-52565/31/19941Alabama State
46Bawden, Nick (IR) RB6-22456/22/1996RSan Diego State
36Cromartie, Marcus (IR) DB6-019512/3/19904Wisconsin
54Longa, Steve (IR) LB6-02409/29/19942Rutgers
Practice Squad
 Atkins, John DE6-430812/21/1992RGeorgia
58Barrett, Alex DE6-32603/6/19941San Diego State
 Bates, Trevor LB6-22478/28/19931Maine
38Ford, Mike DB6-01948/4/1995RSoutheast Missouri State
 Koloamatangi, Leo C6-53055/9/19941Hawaii
18Lacy, Chris WR6-32051/28/1996ROklahoma State
 LeBlanc, Cre'von CB5-111907/25/19943Florida Atlantic
 Lee, Eric DE6-32558/6/19942South Florida
 Pumphrey, DJ RB5-917612/6/19942San Diego State
14Rudock, Jake QB6-32121/21/19933Michigan
 
 
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Position Listing
Andy Jones
News
Jones (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Jones will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season with an undisclosed injury while Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay lead the way at wide receiver in Detroit.

Injury
Undisclosed - Physically Unable to Perform
Michael Roberts
News
Roberts caught his only target for a 15-yard touchdown during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers.

It was a different story at tight end this week, as Luke Willson drew the start and ultimately wound up playing over 40 snaps (52 percent) while Levine Toilolo saw 22 (29 percent). Roberts, on the other hand, saw just seven snaps. The second-year player made the most of his limited action by finding a soft spot in the 49ers' red-zone coverage, but it will continue to be difficult to trust Roberts going forward until he evolves into something more than an occasional goal-line target.

Brandon Powell
News
Powell has secured a spot on the Lions' 53-man roster, Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group reports.

Powell paced the NFL this preseason in both receptions (16) and punt-return average (15.7). The diminutive receiver is unlikely to continue seeing significant offensive action given the talent Detroit has above him on the depth chart, but Powell could log time as a return man on special teams if anything happens to Jamal Agnew or Ameer Abdullah.

Cre'von LeBlanc
News
LeBlanc (illness) is active for Week 13's matchup against the 49ers.

LeBlanc fell ill and was withheld from Friday's practice, but will be good to go for the home tilt against San Francisco. With four defensive backs landing on the inactive list, LeBlanc should see his share of snaps on defense, even with starting cornerbacks Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller healthy.

Nevin Lawson
News
Lawson (concussion) signed a two-year, $10.3 million contract with the Lions on Tuesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

Lawson was the No. 3 cornerback for the Lions in 2017, and he compiled 47 tackles, four pass breakups and one fumble returned for a touchdown in 15 games. Barring more moves, it appears Lawson will be trying to hold down a starting job with the Lions in 2018 along with Teez Tabor and Darius Slay.

Sylvester Williams
News
Williams signed a contract with the Lions on Wednesday.

The Lions needed help at defensive tackle after failing to re-sign veteran Haloti Ngata, who was a critical piece of the Detroit run defense the last three years. Williams should be in the mix to compete for the starting job Ngata left behind, as Akeem Spence would seem to represent his only current competition on the roster. There's certainly a chance the Lions add more talent at defensive tackle through the draft or free agency.

Jarrad Davis
News
Davis recorded six tackles (five solo) and two sacks across 64 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

It took just one game for Davis to match his rookie-season sack total, as the linebacker contributed two of six quarterback takedowns on the 49ers. He'll have a tougher task next Sunday night reaching Tom Brady, who has only been sacked four times this season.

Chris Lacy
No Updates
Matthew Stafford
News
Stafford completed 34 of 53 passes for 347 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers. He also rushed once for eight yards and lost a fumble.

Stafford bounced back from a miserable Week 1 performance, improving in almost every significant passing category and nearly rallying his team to a come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter. Despite the team's offseason commitment to the running game, Stafford has been extremely busy through the first two games of the year; the Lions have thrown the ball on over three-fourths of their offensive plays thus far. The fact that Detroit has trailed by at least a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter of each contest obviously played a significant role in why this is so, but it wouldn't be very surprising if Stafford consistently finds himself in these situations this season given how ineffective the Lions defense has been. Expect Stafford to be plenty busy when Detroit attempts to keep pace with New England in Week 3.

Jamal Agnew
News
Agnew logged 10 tackles, 18 yards on two receptions, nine yards on two carries, 196 yards on 11 kick returns, and 447 yards with two touchdowns on 29 punt returns over 13 games in 2017.

Agnew, a fifth-rounder out of the University of San Diego, did a little bit of everything his rookie season but made his name as a return specialist, where he was ultimately named a first-team All-Pro. He led the league in punt return yards, punt return touchdowns and punt return average (15.4). He isn't in the fantasy conversation in IDP formats or otherwise yet, but that could change if he somehow carves out a larger role on either side of the ball.

Jake Rudock
News
Rudock was waived by Detroit on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

To nobody's surprise, Rudock was unable to supplant Matt Cassel as the No. 2 quarterback behind Matt Stafford in Detroit. The Lions are hoping Rudock will clear waivers and become a member of the practice squad, but there's no guarantee another team won't take a shot at the Michigan product.

Leo Koloamatangi
No Updates
Matt Cassel
News
Cassel has surpassed Jake Rudock for the No. 2 spot on the Lions' quarterback depth chart, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Cassel had been working behind Rudock during OTAs, but it appears a late swap on the depth chart has occurred. The veteran signal-caller has plenty of experience under his belt, appearing in 15 or 16 games in three straight seasons from 2008-10. There's still a lot of time remaining before the season starts, but Cassel sits in good position as training camp approaches.

Teez Tabor
News
Tabor has worked with the first-team defense during all open practices thus far into the Lions' offseason program, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.

A lot can happen between now and Week 1, but Tabor at least seems on track to secure the starting spot on the outside opposite 2017 first-team All-Pro corner Darius Slay. As long as he continues to hold off Nevin Lawson for the job, Tabor could receive quite a bit of attention from opposing signal callers in 2018 given the presumed likelihood that teams try to avoid Slay's side of the field.

Levine Toilolo
News
Toilolo logged 22 snaps but was not targeted during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers.

Unlike last week when he earned the most snaps among Lions tight ends, Toilolo took a clear backseat to Luke Willson, who started and logged 40 snaps Sunday. As usual, Toilolo wasn't often used as a receiver when he was on the field, but that's largely been the story of his career to date, and it's unlikely to change anytime soon.

A'Shawn Robinson
News
Robinson tallied 53 tackles, an assisted sack, six batted passes, one interception, one touchdown and one forced fumble over 16 games in 2017.

While not an IDP asset at this juncture, Robinson is developing into a solid interior defensive lineman for the Lions. Most impressive has been his awareness for such a young player, as the 2016 second-rounder again swatted down his share of pass attempts in 2017 and now has 13 batted passes in two seasons as a pro. His role could expand in 2018 if Haloti Ngata (biceps), an unrestricted free agent, doesn't return to Detroit.

Glover Quin
News
Quin recorded two tackles, one pass breakup and one interception against the Steelers on Sunday.

Two tackles is a season-low for Quin, but hauling in an interception helps bring up his value. The 31-year-old has three interceptions on the season now, but his tackles have been been trending down since he racked up eight in Week 3 against the Falcons, so fantasy owners should steer clear for now.

Marcus Cromartie
News
Cromartie and the Lions came to terms on an injury settlement Tuesday.

Cromartie was set to spend his season on the sidelines before reaching a deal with Lions to be released off injured reserve. He will now be able to find a new landing spot once his health is up to par.

Injury
Joe Dahl
News
Dahl (undisclosed) is participating in team drills during training camp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Dahl was limited in spring workouts, but the offensive lineman seems to be healthy again. Dahl is competing for a depth role along the offensive line.

Darius Slay
News
Slay suffered a concussion and is ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Lions will remain without their top defensive player for the remainder of Sunday's contest. Dee Virgin will serve as Detriot's starting left cornerback as long as Slay remains sidelined. The 27-year-old will work to clear the league's concussion protocol in time to suit up against the Patriots in Week 3.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 3 vs. New England
Ricky Jean Francois
News
Jean Francois agreed to a one-year contract with the Lions on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Jean Francois continues his tour around the league, with Detroit being the fifth team he has joined over the past four years. Despite now being 31 years old and clearly on the downside of his career, Jean Francois was a decent contributor for the Patriots and Packers last season and will provide the Lions with solid depth along the defensive line.

Kenny Golladay
News
Golladay secured six of nine targets for 89 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers.

Golladay scored the first touchdown of the game by exploiting a 49ers defensive miscommunication that left the receiver by himself down the left sidelines. He possibly could've had another score had quarterback Matthew Stafford found him wide open on a failed third-down pass later on in the game. Nonetheless, Golladay has now seen 21 targets through two weeks -- compared to 28 for Golden Tate and 17 for Marvin Jones -- and he could realistically continue to see high target totals if the Lions continue to fall behind early in games, something that is rather likely to occur when the Patriots come to town Week 3.

Marvin Jones
News
Jones caught four of nine targets for 54 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers.

Like last week, Jones could have put up bigger numbers had quarterback Matthew Stafford not overthrown him on a pair of downfield bombs that likely would have gone for touchdowns. More concerning is the fact Kenny Golladay, who also earned nine targets Sunday, continues to siphon away from Jones' workload. Both receivers have taken a clear backseat to Golden Tate, who's earned over a dozen looks in each of the first two games of the season, but Jones now trails Golladay, 17 to 21, in targets. However, it's not out of the question for each of these players to maintain their fantasy relevance so long as Detroit continues to fall behind early in games, which is a predicament the Lions could realistically find themselves in when the Patriots come to town Week 3.

Nick Bellore
News
Bellore is switching from linebacker to fullback, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports.

Bellore is entering his eigth NFL campaign and second with Detroit. He recorded just 12 tackles in 13 games last season, though he did see 13 offensive snaps and even caught a touchdown pass. Now that Nick Bawden (knee) is dealing with a possible torn ACL, Bellore is the only healthy fullback on the roster and could see a decent amount of play time, though he likely has an extremely low ceiling in the majority of fantasy formats.

John Atkins
No Updates
Frank Ragnow
No Updates
Ricky Wagner
News
Wagner (ankle) doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Sunday's season finale against the Packers.

Wagner will make his return after missing the past three games with a sprained ankle.

Matt Prater
News
Prater converted both of his field-goal attempts and all three PATs during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers.

Prater bounced back from a forgettable performance in the season opener that saw the kicker miss from distances of 44 and 55 yards. In this one, Prater's longest connection was from only 43 yards, but he had plenty of power behind it and the kick likely would have been good from further out. More importantly, Prater showed why fantasy owners should still keep faith in him. After all, the Lions have been a top-12 team in field-goal attempts each of the past two seasons, and Prater has converted at least 86 percent of them each year.

Graham Glasgow
News
Glasgow (leg) will start in Friday's preseason game against the Giants, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Glasgow injured his leg in practice Tuesday and returned in limited fashion Wednesday. The team hasn't provided many specifics on the issue, but given that he'll see some preseason snaps, it doesn't appear to have been serious. Don't be surprised if he doesn't see much action despite drawing the start.

Nick Bawden
Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Quandre Diggs
News
Diggs recorded four tackles, all solo, a pass defensed and returned an interception for a touchdown in Monday's loss to the Jets.

It was an abysmal night for the Lions defense, but Diggs was one of the lone bright spots. He intercepted Sam Darnold's first career pass, returning it for a score. Diggs' play has been elevated since moving to safety late last season; in six starts he now has four interceptions and one touchdown.

Eli Harold
News
The Lions sent the 49ers a 2020 conditional seventh-round pick for Harold (knee) on Thursday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Harold bruised his knee in the Niners' first preseason game, but it appears he shook the issue. The 24-year-old played in situational roles the last two seasons, making 71 tackles and five sacks. However, San Francisco brought in Malcolm Smith (hamstring) and Korey Toomer during the offseason, effectively pushing Harold out of the lineup.

Mike Ford
No Updates
Steve Longa
News
The Lions placed Longa (knee) on injured reserve Monday.

After tearing his ACL during Friday's preseason loss to the Giants, Longa was deemed out for the season. The third-year pro was a special teams asset, so his absence won't affect the Lions' defensive dynamic. Expect Detroit to bring in an outside linebacker in free agency.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Eric Lee
News
Lee is officially active for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Titans despite ankle and finger injuries.

Lee was listed as questionable and was a limited practice participant throughout the week. The 23-year-old should serve his usual rotational role at defensive end for the Patriots against the Titans.

Miles Killebrew
News
Killebrew worked exclusively as a linebacker in individual drills this week, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Killebrew has worked as the No. 5 safety in offseason workouts and doesn't have a clear defensive role in advance of the 2018 season. There's been no word on whether his position change is permanent, but the Lions nonetheless seem intent on finding ways to get the third-year player on the field this season. At 6-foot-2 and 222 pounds, Killebrew possesses favorable size for a dime- and nickel-package linebacker, and creative head coach Matt Patricia could experiment with a number of different alignments to take advantage of Killebrew's notorious physicality.

Trevor Bates
No Updates
Christian Jones
News
Jones recorded six tackles (five solo) and a sack across 59 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

After being limited to only 27 defensive snaps in the season-opener, Jones saw a major uptick in action Sunday. The linebacker played 92 percent of the Lions' defensive snaps as a starter and tied Jarrad Davis for the lead in tackles. After a strong outing on an otherwise disappointing day, Jones has a good chance of seeing a similar workload Sunday night against the Patriots.

Ezekiel Ansah
News
Ansah (shoulder) is expected to play Sunday against the 49ers, a source informed Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Ansah carries a questionable tag into the Week 2 matchup, but it appears the Lions were pleased enough with his health during his three limited practices this week to include him in the defensive game plan. The defensive end was limited to 21 total snaps in the embarrassing Week 1 loss to the Jets, finishing with three tackles and a sack.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 3 vs. New England
Marquis Flowers
News
Flowers will return to the Patriots on a one-year deal worth up to $2.55 million, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Flowers didn't see many defensive snaps early in the year for New England, but was a key player down the stretch of the season. Over the last two games of the year, the former Cincinnati Bengal accumulated 14 combined tackles and 3.5 sacks, then added four tackles and a sack in the Patriots' first playoff matchup against Tennessee. That window opened up due to a calf injury suffered by starter Kyle Van Noy, who should resume his regular role in 2018. Flowers appears likely to return to his role as a depth option, though he'll get plenty of work on special teams as well.

LeGarrette Blount
News
Blount was ejected from Sunday's game in San Francisco, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

One of three active Detroit running backs Week 2, Blount's ejection resulted from coming off the sideline to shove 49ers linebacker Elijah Lee, who had a close call on a hit of Matthew Stafford near the Lions bench. There's no telling if the NFL will impose some sort of punishment on Blount, but Kerryon Johnson will emerge from this game unscathed, unlike Blount, Theo Riddick (who picked up an ankle injury) and Ameer Abdullah (who was inactive again).

Don Muhlbach
News
Muhlbach re-signed with the Lions on Saturday.

Muhlbach, the longest tenured player on the Lions, will enter his 15th season on the team. He currently ranks third on the Lions' all-time list for career games played.

Luke Willson
News
Willson secured his only target for 13 yards during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers.

Willson started and logged over 50 percent of the snaps at tight end, which is quite a different tune than last week when he didn't start or lead his position group in reps. Meanwhile, Levine Toilolo saw less than 30 percent of the snaps while Michael Roberts earned less than 10 percent. If Willson continues to receive the lion's share of the available playing time as the season goes on, it's possible he could become a serviceable fantasy option, but at this stage, the Lions' committee approach to the tight end position severely dampens the upside of all of its members, Willson included.

Hakeem Valles
News
Valles caught one of two targets for five yards during Monday's 48-17 loss to the Jets.

Valles ultimately drew the second-most snaps of all Lions tight ends while seeing the most targets in the passing game. However, it's hard to get excited about his long-term outlook given the committee approach Detroit is taking to the position.

Sam Martin
News
Martin (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Martin's inclusion on the final injury report was a bit of a surprise after he was a full participant in practice both Thursday and Friday. Expect him to see his typical duties as punter for the team.

T.J. Jones
News
Jones logged 16 snaps but was not targeted during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers.

Jones was only called on to occasionally spell Golden Tate and Kenny Golladay, who each earned over 80 percent of the offensive snaps while Marvin Jones logged 100 percent of them. Unless an injury strikes one of those wideouts above him on the depth chart, Jones is nothing more than an afterthought in the fantasy realm.

Jamil Demby
News
The Lions waived Demby on Tuesday.

Detroit claimed Demby off waivers after he failed to make it through the Rams' final roster cuts. He provided depth on the offensive line for two weeks, but failed to make an impact.

Golden Tate
News
Tate caught seven of 13 targets for 109 yards during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers. He also rushed once for nine yards.

Tate, who led the league with 639 yards after the catch in 2017, reminded everyone of how skilled he is in open space Sunday, particularly on a 67-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter. Adding to his successful outing is the fact he once again held off Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay for the team lead in targets, and Tate now ranks among the league leaders with 28 targets through two games. This hefty workload has been supported by negative game scripts that led the Lions to pass on over 75 percent of their offensive snaps thus far, but it wouldn't be a shock to anyone if this trend continues for Tate given the explosive matchups Detroit has on the schedule in the coming weeks. Next up is a date with the Patriots on Sunday Night Football.

Da'Shawn Hand
News
Hand started at defensive end during Friday's preseason game against the Giants and recorded one tackle over 25 snaps.

Hand, a fourth-round pick in April's draft, has been a pleasant surprise for Detroit this summer and looks to be square in the mix for the starting defensive end role opposite Ziggy Ansah. His primary competitors, Anthony Zettel and Kerry Hyder, are not to be forgotten at this juncture, though: It remains to be seen whether Hand will stick with the first-team defense in the Lions' third preseason game next Friday against the Buccaneers.

Dee Virgin
No Updates
DJ Pumphrey
News
The Lions added Pumphrey to their practice squad Wednesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

A 2017 fourth-rounder, Pumphrey was did not appear in a single regular-season game during his injury riddled rookie season. Pumphrey provides additional depth to a Lions running back room already consisting of Kerryon Johnson, LeGarrette Blount, Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick. The 23-year-old's 5-foot-9, 176-pound frame likely limits his potential as an every-down back, but Pumphrey could tentatively find a spot behind Riddick if he shows well as a pass catcher.

Theo Riddick
News
Riddick (ankle) returned to Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers late in the fourth quarter, finishing the game with nine catches for 47 yards on 12 targets.

Riddick was removed midway through the fourth quarter and deemed questionable to return, eventually making it back for the final drive of the game. He was targeted on Detroit's final two snaps of the contest, with both passes falling incomplete to end any chance of a comeback victory. Riddick had now drawn 20 targets through two weeks, accounting for 19 percent of the Lions' team total. He only had a 12.5 percent share last season while filling a similar role as the team's passing-down back. It won't come as any surprise if Riddick shows up on the injury report ahead of a Week 3 game against the Patriots.

Trey Walker
News
Walker recorded one tackle during Friday's preseason game against the Giants.

Walker got plenty of run Friday, taking 29 snaps on defense and another 11 on special teams. However, the rookie is yet to work himself into the first-string picture at safety, and he may have trouble doing so as long as Glover Quin, Tavon Wilson and Quandre Diggs stay healthy.

Romeo Okwara
News
Okwara was waived by the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Eisen of Giants.com reports.

Okwara was waived in order to make room for former Bears defensive tackle John Jenkins on the roster. Okwara, an undrafted rookie free agent from 2016, missed the majority of last season due to a knee injury. However, he does boast starting experience and could find a new home elsewhere in the league in the near future.

Jalen Reeves-Maybin
News
Reeves-Maybin was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns with an ankle injury.

Reeves-Maybin did not participate at practice this week in any capacity, so this is not surprising. Steve Longa and Nick Bellore remain the Lions' only two reserve linebackers in his absence.

Alex Barrett
No Updates
Taylor Decker
News
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.

Devon Kennard
News
Kennard recorded four tackles (three solo) and two sacks across 64 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Kennard continues to impress amongst an otherwise dismal Detroit defense, as the former-Giant has now logged three sacks on the season. He played in 100 percent of the defensive snaps and will likely continue to see a heavy workload as long as the high production comes with it.

Charles Washington
No Updates
Tavon Wilson
News
Wilson started at strong safety during Friday's preseason game against the Giants and recorded a team-high five tackles.

Wilson is trying to fend off Quandre Diggs for the starting role at strong safety, a role the former has held for a few seasons now. The Illinois product did allow a third-down conversion to Giants tight end Evan Engram, but overall Wilson had a good showing Friday and certainly looks to be moving around well after missing parts of the offseason program recovering from shoulder surgery. The veteran will look to continue his stellar play in Detroit's third preseason game next Friday against the Buccaneers, which will likely be Wilson's last appearance before Week 1.

T.J. Lang
News
Lang (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Lang exited the season opener with a back injury and wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week. Kenny Wiggins is expected to step into the starting lineup in his absence.

Injury
Back - Questionable for Week 3 vs. New England
Brandon Barnes
News
Barnes (undisclosed) was waived from the Lions' injured reserve list Friday.

Barnes was placed on IR back in May after suffering his injury. It's unclear how severe the injury is, but if he can pass a physical, he'll be eligible to play for another team in 2018.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 3 vs. New England
Andrew Donnal
News
Donnal (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Donnal has been out of commission for over a week with an unspecified knee injury. It isn't clear when he's expected to return to the field.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 3 vs. New England
Tyrell Crosby
No Updates
Kerry Hyder
News
Hyder (Achilles) has been a full participant at the onset of training camp, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Considering Hyder was a full participant in the spring workouts, it shouldn't be a huge surprise that he's ready to go for fall camp. However, coach Matt Patricia suggested that he believes Hyder "just willed himself" to be available for the start of camp. Assuming he can remain healthy, the fourth-year pro will likely be counted on to provide a pass rush opposite Ezekiel Ansah (knee) after racking up eight sacks in 2016.

Kerryon Johnson
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Johnson rushed eight times for 43 yards and secured five of six targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers

Johnson ultimately tied LeGarrette Blount for the team lead in carries, though Blount was ejected with 10 minutes remaining in the game for coming off the sidelines and knocking over a San Francisco defender who pushed quarterback Matthew Stafford. The rookie was also significantly involved as a receiver, despite Theo Riddick -- who drew 12 targets -- remaining the Lions' preferred passing-down option. While it will continue to be hard to trust Johnson as a standalone fantasy asset so long as Detroit employs a committee approach to the running back position, Johnson could be in store for an uptick in carries in the short-term if Blount is slapped with a suspension.

Kenny Wiggins
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Wiggins signed a contract with the Lions on Thursday, according to the Lions' official site.

Wiggins has spent the past four seasons with the Chargers, starting all 16 games last season. The Lions will have an opening at guard with Graham Glasgow expected to take over as the starting center next season after starting his career at left guard.

Ameer Abdullah
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Abdullah (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against the Jets, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

The Lions will thus rely upon a trio of LeGarrette Blount, Kerryon Johnson and Theo Riddick to shoulder the workload out of the backfield. With Brandon Powell also a healthy scratch, look for Jamal Agnew to handle returns on both punts and kickoffs.