Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Matt Patricia
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense12th76.3 (31st)261.4 (6th)
Defense26th112.5 (17th)243.2 (26th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
21Abdullah, Ameer RB5-92036/13/19934Nebraska
39Agnew, Jamal CB5-101904/3/19952San Diego
3Alexander, Deontez WR6-11967/25/1996RFranklin (Ind.)
94Ansah, Ezekiel DE6-52755/29/19896Brigham Young
62Barclay, Don (FA) G6-43054/18/19897West Virginia
58Barrett, Alex DE6-32603/6/19941San Diego State
53Bates, Trevor LB6-22478/28/19931Maine
46Bawden, Nick RB6-22456/22/1996RSan Diego State
43Bellore, Nick LB6-12505/12/19898Central Michigan
50Benton, Al-Rasheed LB6-124212/10/1994RWest Virginia
16Billingsley, Jace WR5-91895/17/19931Eastern Oregon
51Bisnowaty, Adam T6-530712/14/19931Pittsburgh
29Blount, LeGarrette RB6-024712/5/19869Oregon
8Cassel, Matt QB6-42255/17/198214Southern California
99Coe, Rodney (FA) DT6-33055/18/19931Akron
34Coleman, Amari CB5-1018310/9/1996RCentral Michigan
65Crosby, Tyrell G6-43099/5/1995ROregon
66Dahl, Joe G6-43054/9/19933Washington State
40Davis, Jarrad LB6-123811/16/19942Florida
36Davis, Antwuan CB5-111965/14/1995RTexas
68Decker, Taylor T6-73118/23/19933Ohio State
28Diggs, Quandre CB5-92001/22/19934Texas
97Fatu, Josh DT6-23103/8/1996RSouthern California
83Ford, Dontez WR6-22102/3/19941Pittsburgh
38Ford, Mike DB6-01948/4/1995RSoutheast Missouri State
55Freeny, Jonathan LB6-22456/15/19897Rutgers
60Glasgow, Graham G6-63108/19/19923Michigan
19Golladay, Kenny WR6-421311/3/19932Northern Illinois
93Hand, Da'Shawn DE6-329711/14/1995RAlabama
93Hill, Jordan (FA) DT6-12902/8/19916Penn State
61Hyder, Kerry DE6-22705/2/19913Texas Tech
39James, Mike (FA) RB5-102234/13/19915Miami (Fla.)
57Johnson, Cam DE6-42725/24/19904Virginia
73Johnson, Wesley C6-53091/9/19915Vanderbilt
33Johnson, Kerryon RB5-112066/30/1997RAuburn
63Johnson, Toby DT6-43209/1/19911Georgia
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 LB6-42566/24/19915Southern California
67Kerin, Zac (FA) C6-43058/13/19914Toledo
35Killebrew, Miles DB6-22225/10/19933Southern Utah
75Koloamatangi, Leo C6-53055/9/19941Hawaii
18Lacy, Chris WR6-32051/28/1996ROklahoma State
76Lang, T.J. G6-43159/20/198710Eastern Michigan
24Lawson, Nevin DB5-91924/23/19915Utah State
98Ledbetter, Jeremiah DT6-32956/2/19942Arkansas
54Longa, Steve LB6-02409/29/19942Rutgers
86Lucas, Marcus TE6-32603/1/19921Missouri
12Marquez, Bradley WR5-1023012/14/19924Texas Tech
6Martin, Sam P6-12112/27/19906Appalachian State
30McClure, Stefan DB5-102051/31/19932California
84McGrath, Sean TE6-525912/3/19874Henderson State
72Mihalik, Brian T6-93158/21/19923Boston College
41Milligan, Rolan DB5-102008/16/19941Toledo
64Montelus, John G6-43169/8/1995RVirginia
48Muhlbach, Don LS6-42588/17/198115Texas A&M
1Powell, Brandon WR5-81819/12/1996RFlorida
5Prater, Matt K5-102018/10/198412UCF
27Quin, Glover DB6-02071/15/198610New Mexico
77Ragnow, Frank C6-53085/17/1996RArkansas
2Redfern, Kasey (FA) P6-12059/26/19912Wofford
44Reeves-Maybin, Jalen LB6-02301/31/19952Tennessee
25Riddick, Theo RB5-92015/4/19916Notre Dame
99Ringo, Christian DT6-12983/10/19923Louisiana
80Roberts, Michael TE6-52655/7/19942Toledo
91Robinson, A'Shawn DT6-43223/21/19953Alabama
70Robinson, Corey T6-73175/21/19924South Carolina
14Rudock, Jake QB6-32121/21/19933Michigan
26Shead, DeShawn DB6-22166/28/19897Portland State
74Skipper, Dan T6-93179/20/19941Arkansas
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.)
78Valoaga, Jeremiah DE6-627511/15/19942UNLV
71Wagner, Ricky T6-631510/21/19896Wisconsin
47Walker, Trey DB6-12062/1/1995RLouisiana
90Washington, Cornelius DE6-42809/10/19896Georgia
36Washington, Dwayne RB6-12234/24/19943Washington
45Washington, Charles SAF5-101923/10/19932Fresno State
96Wicker, JoJo DT6-22966/9/1996RArizona 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
34Zenner, Zach RB5-112219/13/19914South Dakota State
69Zettel, Anthony DE6-42708/9/19923Penn State
Injured Players
47Barnes, Brandon (IR) TE6-52565/31/19941Alabama State
 
 
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Position Listing
Andy Jones
News
Jones logged four offensive snaps in two games for the Lions in 2017.

Jones started the season with the Texans but was let go in September and signed with Detroit in December after TJ Jones (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve. While he didn't make any significant on-field contributions this season, Jones remains under contract with the Lions through 2019 and will compete for a higher standing on the depth chart this offseason. The Jacksonville product is someone to keep an eye on in dynasty leagues due to his explosive measurables, highlighted by his 41.5-inch vertical jump and 4.50 40-yard dash time.

Michael Roberts
News
General manager Bob Quinn recently indicated that Roberts will have an opportunity to earn a bigger role in 2018, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Roberts was taken in the fourth round of the 2017 draft, but he spent the majority of his rookie season buried on the depth chart behind Eric Ebron and Darren Fells. Both of those players have since bolted to sign with other teams this offseason, but Detroit wasted no time in restocking its tight end corps by inking Luke Willson and Levine Toilolo to one-year contracts. However, Roberts is still viewed as a candidate to make a second-year leap in 2018, especially given the lack of commitment the Lions showed to their new additions. Even though the Toledo product doesn't ooze the kind of athleticism that other pass-catching tight ends possess, Roberts is an effective blocker who doesn't need to leave the field. Moreover, he already proved his worth as a goal-line target during his final collegiate season, when he caught 45 of 68 targets for 533 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Brandon Powell
No Updates
Zach Zenner
News
Zenner is signing a contract to stay in Detroit, where he figures to compete for the No. 4 running back job, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Zenner has appeared in 28 games for the Lions since catching on as an undrafted free agent in 2015, taking 119 carries for 420 yards (3.5 YPC) and five touchdowns and catching 20 of 27 targets for 207 yards. He played more snaps on special teams (155) than offense (65) last season, and he'll likely have a similar role if he sticks on the roster for another year. The Lions are trying to add a veteran -- possibly Frank Gore -- to compete with Ameer Abdullah and Tion Green for carries. Zenner's special teams acumen may eventually give him the upper hand over Green or Abdullah in a battle for one of the final roster spots.

Al-Rasheed Benton
No Updates
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.

Jace Billingsley
News
Billingsley received snaps with the first-team offense during spring workouts, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Billingsley has been on and off the Lions roster the past two years, only seeing action in two regular-season games. However, with Golden Tate (rest) and TJ Jones (shoulder) getting time off, the Eastern Oregon product had a chance to shine with the first-team offense this offseason, and he didn't disappoint. While the 5-foot-9 receiver has been limited to the slot -- and his lack of versatility suggests he still faces an uphill battle to earn a roster spot -- Billingsley likely will be in the mix for the No. 5 receiver job. Should he beat the odds, Billingsley is someone to keep on the watch list in the event that Tate is forced to miss any games.

Josh Fatu
No Updates
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.

Sean McGrath
News
McGrath signed with the Lions on Thursday.

The terms of McGrath's contract were not disclosed, though the team did waive fellow tight end Wes Saxton in a corresponding move. McGrath spent the last two seasons with the Chargers, where he appeared in 31 games but didn't catch a touchdown while playing largely in the shadow of Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry. The door is open in Detroit for more playing time at the tight end position following the departure of Eric Ebron, though McGrath will still have to compete for snaps with the likes of Luke Willson and Levine Toilolo, leaving little fantasy upside to be had.

Jarrad Davis
News
Davis logged nine tackles, one sack and one forced fumble during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers.

Davis has been losing playing time to Tahir Whitehead in recent weeks, as defensive coordinator Teryl Austin believes the rookie is struggling in pass coverage, per Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. With that said, Davis is still seeing 50-plus snaps on a regular basis and was productive despite the decreased role Sunday by logging the second sack of his young career. Combined with the fact that he equaled the season-high nine tackles he notched in Week 1 -- while also recording his first forced fumble as a pro -- this clearly represents Davis' best performance of the season, statistically speaking. The Florida product will look to continue his development in a Week 15 matchup with the Bears.

Chris Lacy
No Updates
Dan Skipper
News
Skipper has been waived by the Lions, CBS Detroit reports.

Skipper was promoted from the practice squad in order to provide depth at tackle for last Sunday's loss to the Steelers. His release opens up a roster spot for guard Don Barclay.

Matthew Stafford
News
Stafford displayed chemistry with second-year wideout Kenny Golladay during June minicamp, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

The Lions are banking on Golladay's development along with an improved running game to make up for the offseason departures of tight ends Eric Ebron and Darren Fells. The team did sign Luke Willson and Levine Toilolo to join 2017 fourth-round pick Michael Roberts, but the trio will have a tough time matching the 751 yards and seven TDs provided by Ebron and Fells last season. The Lions otherwise devoted their offseason to building a decent rushing attack, something Stafford hasn't had since 2013. The team brought in offensive line coach Jeff Davidson and RB LeGarrette Blount, then drafted C/G Frank Ragnow at No. 20 overall and RB Kerryon Johnson at No. 43. Detroit would like to keep Stafford around last year's mark of 565 pass attempts, which was easily his fewest in a full season. He made up for it with improved accuracy on deep throws, despite playing behind an offensive line that struggled with injuries all year. Better injury luck up front could turn the Detroit offense into a dangerous, well-balanced unit, as TE is the only weakness on paper.

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 -- who worked as the No. 2 quarterback during OTAs -- has fallen behind Matt Cassel on the depth chart, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

It's possible the Lions were just allowing Cassel to get acclimated with the offense during OTA, boosting Rudock to the No. 2 spot during that session. Either way, it now appears, as expected, that Rudock is third in line for snaps behind Cassel and starter Matt Stafford as mandatory minicamp opens. The third spot on the depth chart wouldn't rule out Rudolph from a 53-man spot, but that would require the Lions holding on to three signal-callers.

Leo Koloamatangi
No Updates
Jordan Hill
News
Hill signed with the Lions on Monday.

Hill, a third-round pick in 2013, split time last season between the Seahawks, Jaguars, and Redskins, making four appearances in total. Although his career numbers are mostly underwhelming, the defensive tackle posted 5.5 sacks in 2014 and will look to regain similar form in Detroit.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Mike James
News
James (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

James had missed the past week of practice due to a concussion. He's likely stuck on IR through the end of the season, barring an injury settlement.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
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 preseason remaining, but Cassel sits in good position as training camp approaches.

Cornelius Washington
News
Washington recorded 24 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three PBUs across 15 games in 2017.

Signed by Detroit in the offseason after spending his first four years with Chicago, Washington enjoyed a strong season in 2017 and easily turned in the most productive campaign of his career. He ultimately finished as a top-40 4-3 defensive end by Pro Football Focus, mostly due to his strong work as a pass rusher. He isn't in the IDP conversation quite yet, but that could change if the Lions are unable to re-sign starting defensive end Ezekiel Ansah this offseason.

Christian Ringo
News
The Lions signed Ringo off their practice squad Wednesday.

The 2015 sixth-round pick logged 75 snaps with the Packers last season, accruing two tackles and one forced fumble along the way. He'll offer depth along the defensive line for the Lions, but is unlikely to see a high allotment of snaps.

Dontez Ford
News
Ford signed a reserve/futures contract with the Lions on Monday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Ford spent the entirety of the 2017 season on the Lions' practice squad after creating a some preseason buzz. The 23-year-old will aim to have a similar impact in training camp in the coming year.

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 team's try to avoid Slay's side of the field.

Levine Toilolo
News
The Lions agreed Wednesday with Toilolo on a one-year contract, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

A 2013 fourth-round pick, Toilolo has 74 receptions in 79 regular-season games during his five years with the Falcons, primarily serving as an in-line blocker. He should have the inside track to a roster spot in Detroit, where the departures of Eric Ebron and Darren Fells leave the team without a clear receiving threat at tight end. Toilolo won't be the one to fill that role, but his presence as a blocker could allow fellow tight ends Luke Willson and Michael Roberts to focus more of their attention on the passing game. The Lions would be wise to target a pass-catching threat at tight end within the first few rounds of the upcoming draft.

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.

Corey Robinson
News
Robinson (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Robinson, who was activated off injured reserve during the second week of November, was a limited participant in practice throughout the week before the Lions listed him as active for Sunday. The 25-year-old could draw the start at right tackle in place of the injured Ricky Wagner (ankle, back).

Joe Dahl
News
Dahl (lower leg) was activated off injured reserve by the Lions on Saturday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Dahl was placed on injured reserve in September and was designated to return in late November. It's unclear the role the Lions have in mind, but he was serving in a reserve role when the injury was sustained.

Adam Bisnowaty
News
Bisnowaty was claimed off waivers by Detroit on Tuesday.

Bisnowaty didn't play a snap in his rookie season after being taken in the sixth round of the 2017 draft. The Lions are returning all five starters for 2018, so Bisnowaty will compete for a reserve role.

Darius Slay
News
Slay recorded 60 tackles, eight interceptions, 26 PBUs and one fumble recovery across 16 games in 2017.

Slay has been a stud on the perimeter of the Lions defense for a couple years now, but he was absolutely brilliant in 2017 and ultimately named a first-team All-Pro cornerback. Not only was his interception total tied for tops in the league, but his 26 PBUs was four more than the next closest player and his 55.6 passer-rating allowed checks in at sixth among qualified defensive backs. He accomplished all this while regularly traveling with his opponents No. 1 receiver -- a list that includes the prolific likes of Odell Beckham, Julio Jones, Michael Thomas and Antonio Brown, among others. Under contract with Detroit for three more seasons, Slay will certainly be worthy of IDP consideration in advance of the 2018 campaign.

Jeremiah Ledbetter
News
The Lions selected Ledbetter in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 205th overall.

Ledbetter (6-foot-3, 280 pounds) is a bowling ball of a defensive end who figures to see inside snaps in nickel formations. He has long arms and good strength to potentially transition inside on a full-time basis, too.

Antwuan Davis
No Updates
Kenny Golladay
News
Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said Golladay will be a big part of the passing game and has the ability to do special things, Tim Twentyman of the team's official website reports.

A third-round pick last year, Golladay was at his best in the first and last games of his rookie season, combining to catch six passes for 149 yards and three scores in that contest. He was limited to 22 catches for 328 yards and no scores in his other nine appearances, and he missed five games while recovering from a Week 3 hamstring injury. The Lions did retain restricted free agent T.J. Jones (shoulder) this offseason, but they didn't add any wide receivers of note in free agency or the draft. Golladay is left with a clear path to the No. 3 wideout role, after splitting the job with Jones throughout last season. It's a role that could take on added importance after the Lions lost tight ends Eric Ebron (86 targets, four TDs) and Darren Fells (26 targets, three TDs) in the offseason. The team's free-agent acquisitions at tight end, Luke Willson and Levine Toilolo, have combined for 163 receptions in 151 career games.

Jeremiah Valoaga
No Updates
Marvin Jones
News
Jones led the league with 467 receiving yards and 25.9 yards per catch on contested targets last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Jones isn't the best at sprinting past defenders or jumping over them, but his impressive route running and ability to stay focused in traffic have allowed for above-average efficiency dating back to his time in Cincinnati. With the help of impressive accuracy from Mathew Stafford on deep throws, Jones posted elite marks for yards per catch (18.0) and yards per target (10.2) last season. The continued development of Kenny Golladay could take a few deep looks away from Jones, but there should be plenty of opportunities for both wideouts -- plus slot man Golden Tate -- in an offense that replaced TEs Eric Ebron (Colts) and Darren Fells (Browns) with career role players Luke Willson and Levine Toilolo. While the Lions also made a major commitment to their running game, they'll likely direct a huge portion of targets to their top three wideouts, which should help protect Jones against a shift in run:pass ratio. That being said, he'll have a tough time avoiding at least a minor dip from last year's career-best marks for YPC and YPT.

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.

Kasey Redfern
News
Redfern (knee) did not receive a contract tender from the Lions, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.

Redfern will thus hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent. However, isn't clear where the veteran punter stands health-wise, as he's coming off a significant knee injury he suffered last September that involved damage to both his ACL and MCL. Given the typical 9-to-12 month timeline that usually accompanies such injuries, it's totally realistic to expect Redfern to be physically able when team training camps roll around in late July and early August.

Injury
Knee - ACL + MCL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Dwayne Washington
News
Washington appeared in five games during the 2017 season and rushed 20 times for 44 yards while securing both of his targets for 14 yards. He also logged 31 yards on two kickoff returns.

Washington supplanted Zach Zenner in training camp as the Lions' No. 3 running back behind Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, but he injured his quadriceps in Week 2 and everything went downhill from there. In fact, he appeared in just three more games thereafter, then missed time with a hip injury, and finished the season as a healthy scratch in each of the Lions' final five games. Washington, who remains under contract with Detroit in 2018, enters the offseason buried on the depth chart and will likely need to show progress as a kick returner in order to keep his hold on a roster spot.

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 35-11 victory over Green Bay.

Prater was flawless Sunday while capping off another strong season in Motown. He now finishes the campaign having connected on 30 of 35 field-goal attempts and 40 of his 41 PATs. Four of his five field-goal miscues came on attempts from beyond 50 yards, while his seven makes from that range were second-most in the league. Under contract with the Lions for another three years thanks to the extension he signed mid-season, Prater will return in 2018 as a fantasy-worthy option at the kicker position once again.

Marcus Lucas
News
Lucas signed a contract with the Lions on Monday.

Lucas most recently spent time with the Raiders' and Colts' practice squads last season, but he originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Lucas, with a very small chance of making the Lions' final roster, could end up being a practice squad candidate once again.

Stefan McClure
News
McClure signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on Tuesday.

McClure began the 2017 campaign with Lions' practice squad and ended it with the Raiders' practice squad. Sandwiched between those stints, he played seven games with the Redskins and recorded three tackles, although he mainly played on special teams.

Graham Glasgow
No Updates
Nick Bawden
Injury
Knee - ACL - Out for the start of training camp
No Updates
Jonathan Freeny
News
Freeny signed a contract with the Lions on Monday, Brad Galli of WXYZ Detroit reports.

Freeny is a seven-year veteran who finished the 2017 campaign with New Orleans after logging separate stints in Baltimore and New England. Now in Detroit, Freeny will reunite with Lions head coach Matt Patricia, who periodically coached Freeny for parts of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons when Patricia was the defensive coordinator of the Patriots. In 18 total games under Particia, Freeny accumulated 60 tackles, one sack, one pass breakup and two forced fumbles.

Quandre Diggs
News
Diggs recorded 55 tackles, one sack, nine PBUs, three interceptions and one forced fumble across 16 games in 2017.

Diggs started the season as a slot cornerback but was moved to strong safety after Tavon Wilson (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve in late November. He performed very well in his new role, recording 22 tackles, his first career sack, one forced fumble and all three of his interceptions in five starts. With Wilson set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year, Diggs seems poised to enter the 2018 campaign as a starter alongside Glover Quin.

Rolan Milligan
News
Milligan was waived by the Lions on Saturday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Milligan joined the Lions in late November after an injury to safety Tavon Wilson (shoulder), and did not see game action. The move creates room for the return of offensive lineman Joe Dahl (lower leg) from injured reserve.

Rodney Coe
News
Coe (sports hernia) intends to take a year off from football, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

It isn't clear when Coe's hernia developed or if this injury is the reason for him taking a leave of absence from football. Regardless, he was an exclusive-rights free agent who didn't receive a contract tender from the Lions. When he's ready to play again, he'll thus be an unrestricted free agent.

Injury
Sports Hernia - Questionable for the start of training camp
Mike Ford
No Updates
Steve Longa
News
Longa was signed by the Lions on Saturday, Tim Twentyman of of the team's official site reports.

The Rutgers product will likely serve as a special teams asset as he takes time to learn the playbook before additional responsibilities.

Don Barclay
News
The Lions placed Barclay on injured reserve Tuesday with a concussion.

Barclay played every snap in the Lions' Week 16 loss to the Bengals before being diagnosed with the concussion afterward. He's the third different offensive lineman to report a concussion following a game this season, with T.J. Lang and Travis Swanson preceding him. Detroit will replace Barclay on the 53-man roster with tight end Hakeem Valles.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
JoJo Wicker
No Updates
Miles Killebrew
News
Killebrew recorded 38 tackles, five PBUs, one interception, one forced fumble and one touchdown across 16 games in 2017.

Killebrew, a 2016 fourth-rounder, was expected to take on an expanded role during his second season, particularly after starter Tavon Wilson (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve in late November. He started the new campaign off in style, too, as the Southern Utah product notched his first career pick-six in the season opener. However, his playing time dwindled as the year went on and Detroit ultimately chose to convert cornerback Quandre Diggs to safety to fill Wilson's void instead of Killebrew. The once-promising IDP prospect has lost quite a bit of his luster and will proceed into the 2018 offseason as Diggs' clear backup.

Trevor Bates
News
Bates signed a contract with the Lions on Wednesday.

Bates hasn't appeared in a game since his rookie season in 2016, when the seventh-rounder saw 22 snaps on special teams in his lone appearance with the Colts. The Maine product faces an uphill battle for a roster spot in Detroit.

Christian Jones
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Jones will sign a two-year, $7.75 contract with the Lions, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jones was moved into a starting role for the Bears last season due to linebacker injuries, and he managed to record 90 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in 16 games. He should compete for a starting role in Detroit, a team that struggled at the linebacker position last season.

Ezekiel Ansah
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Ansah (knee) spent time practicing with the linebackers during spring workouts, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

By all indications, it seems that head coach Matt Patricia has plans to use Ansah in a variety of ways this upcoming season -- which comes as no surprise given the ex-Patriots defensive coordinator's historical emphasis on versatility. However, Ansah has been extremely limited in practices open to the media this spring, so we won't get much of a feel for Ansah's exact role until training camp starts up in late July.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
LeGarrette Blount
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Blount's one-year contract with the Lions includes $2 million guaranteed and another $2.5 million available in incentives, per Ben Volin of The Boston Globe.

Blount actually settled for a much smaller contract last offseason on the heels of an 18-touchdown 2016 campaign, signing with the Eagles for $1.25 million. He only scored three times in the regular season for Philadelphia, but his average of 4.4 yards on 173 carries at least proved that his previous success wasn't solely a product of the surrounding talent in New England. The 31-year-old then capped off his season by hitting pay dirt in each of Philadelphia's three playoff games, highlighted by a 14-90-1 rushing line against his former team in the Super Bowl. Blount will get most of the short-yardage/goal-line work in Detroit, with a good chance to also lead the way on early downs between the 20s. Theo Riddick is locked in as the pass-catching back, while Ameer Abdullah's unimpressive track record through three seasons largely accounts for the incentive to sign Blount. It remains to be seen if this will be an all-out committee, or if Abdullah and Tion Green will be squeezed out of the rotation. More backfield help may also be coming in the draft.

Deontez Alexander
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Don Muhlbach
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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.

Cam Johnson
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Johnson (knee) returned to practice Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Johnson has missed the last two weeks trying to get back to 100 percent. Being that he's returned to practice, it's safe to assume that he's healthy again. Whether that means he's at full strength is another matter altogether, but the fact that he's out there is a good sign for Cleveland and enough for us to assume he'll be ready for the season opener.

John Montelus
No Updates
Anthony Zettel
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Zettel tallied 43 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery over 16 games in 2017.

Zettel took a step forward in his second season, ultimately grading out as Pro Football Focus' 11th ranked 4-3 defensive end against the run. The 2016 sixth-rounder also proved to be a serviceable pass rusher opposite Pro Bowler Ezekiel Ansah and, while he didn't come close to Ansah's 12 sacks, Zettel nonetheless led the Lions with 31 quarterback hurries. He isn't quite in the IDP conversation yet, but he's still under contract with Detroit for two more seasons and should only continue to develop.

Luke Willson
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Willson's one-year contract with the Lions is comprised of a $1.5 million base salary, $900,000 signing bonus and $100,000 workout bonus, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

With the signing bonus and one-third of the base salary guaranteed, this contract structure ensures Willson of a spot on the 53-man roster. He also has a nice opportunity to win the No. 1 job at tight end, after the Lions surprisingly opted against bringing in any competition during the 2018 NFL Draft. The team lost Eric Ebron and Darren Fells during the offseason, and blocking specialist Levine Toilolo was signed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with only $400,000 guaranteed, per OverTheCap. Willson and 2017 fourth-round pick Michael Roberts figure to compete for a role as Detroit's top pass-catching tight end.

Hakeem Valles
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Valles logged 18 offensive snaps but was held catchless in one appearance for the Lions in 2017.

Valles, in his second season out of Monmouth, spent part of 2017 on the Lions' practice squad before getting promoted to the active roster in late December. He remains under contract with Detroit in 2018 but seemingly only has a chance to stick around if Detroit parts ways with the No. 2 tight end and soon-to-be free agent, Darren Fells.

Sam Martin
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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
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Jones (shoulder) has been held out of team drills this spring for precautionary reasons, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Jones required surgery in January to address a shoulder injury he sustained while covering a punt in Week 15 of last season. Having made steady progress in his recovery throughout spring, the receiver should be operating at 100 percent by the time training camp opens July 27.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Golden Tate
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Tate hasn't discussed an extension with the Lions, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Tate is entering the final season of a five-year, $31 million contract that he's vastly outperformed, coming off four consecutive 90-catch campaigns without missing a game. He'll turn 30 in August but showed no signs of slowing down last season when he caught 92 of 122 targets (75.4 percent) for 1,003 yards (8.2 per target) and five touchdowns. The Lions likely will approach him about an extension this spring or summer, as they get a nice mix of skills with Tate, Marvin Jones and 2017 third-round pick Kenny Golladay as their wideout trio. Matthew Stafford may rely on that bunch even more than he did last season, after losing tight ends Eric Ebron (Colts) and Darren Fells (Browns).

Da'Shawn Hand
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Wesley Johnson
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Johnson signed a contract with Detroit on Thursday.

Johnson is entering his fifth NFL season and is coming off a 15-start campaign for the Jets. He'll likely be a primary backup along the interior of the offensive line while with Detroit.

Zac Kerin
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Kerin (knee) was placed on injured reserve by the Lions on Saturday, Mike Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Kerin practiced on a limited basis Thursday before not participating Friday. The specifics of the injury aren't known at this point, and the depth offensive lineman was replaced on the 53-man roster by linebacker Thurston Armbrister.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Theo Riddick
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Riddick is part of a new-look Lions backfield that added Kerryon Johnson in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Detroit also signed LeGarrette Blount in free agency, giving the team two new runners that could both be key pieces in the Lions' revamped rushing attack in 2018. However, neither addition is as skilled of a receiver as Riddick, so his roster spot doesn't appear to be in danger. Ameer Abdullah, on the other hand, should be worried, as he repeatedly failed to capitalize on his opportunities over the past three years and doesn't have a unique specialty to carve out a niche like Riddick does. However, that doesn't mean that Johnson can't wrest away passing-down snaps, so Riddick could potentially see a lighter workload than he has in the past.

Trey Walker
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Bradley Marquez
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Marquez didn't record an offensive snap in 2017.

Marquez spent the majority of the year on the Rams' injured reserve list with an unspecified knee injury and didn't sign with Detroit until late November, only seeing game action on special teams during the season finale. The Texas Tech product remains under contract with the Lions in 2018 but will need to carve out some sort of role in the offseason to secure a spot on the final 53-man roster.

Jalen Reeves-Maybin
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Reeves-Maybin (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Vikings.

Reeves-Maybin was a full participant in practice all week and seems to be on the probable side of the questionable tag. He'll be in store primarily for special-teams work if he suits up in Week 12.

Alex Barrett
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Brian Mihalik
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Mihalik (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Mihalik was originally considered questionable to play due to some sort of illness. His availability Sunday is a fortunate development for a Lions offensive line that will be without T.J. Lang (foot) and Rick Wagner (ankle).

Taylor Decker
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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.

Amari Coleman
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Devon Kennard
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Kennard and the Lions have reached agreement on a three-year, $18.75 million contract, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

A 2014 fifth-round selection, Kennard landed between 41 and 61 tackles each of his four seasons with the Giants, adding 9.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception in 52 games. He has experience both rushing the passer and dropping into coverage, potentially making him a strong fit at outside linebacker as the Lions transition to more 3-4 looks under new head coach Matt Patricia.

Charles Washington
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Tavon Wilson
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Wilson (shoulder) did not participate in the team portions of mandatory minicamp, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports.

Wilson's 2017 campaign was cut short by a shoulder injury that planted him on injured reserve for the season's final six games. While there's been no indication that the veteran will remain limited when training camp rolls around in late July, it wouldn't be a complete surprise if he's prevented from taking part in select drills, either. Should he continue to miss time, Quandre Diggs will likely fill in on the first-team defense, though Miles Killebrew could also see some snaps in Wilson's stead as well.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
T.J. Lang
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Lang (foot) doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Sunday's season finale against the Packers.

Lang wasn't able to play last week against the Bengals after aggravating a pre-existing foot injury in Week 15. However, he was a full participant in practice by week's end and has been cleared to return.

Brandon Barnes
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Barnes (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

After going undrafted in 2017, Barnes spent his rookie campaign looking for employment and eventually latched onto the Lions' practice squad in late December. Barnes was a long shot to make the 53-man roster anyway with tons of talent ahead of him in the depth chart.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Tyrell Crosby
No Updates
Kerry Hyder
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Hyder (Achilles) has been a full participant in spring workouts, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Hyder, who came out of nowhere to notch eight sacks for the Lions in 2016, suffered an Achilles injury in the 2017 preseason opener that prevented him from taking the field at any point last year. Barring any setbacks, the fifth-year defensive end will push Anthony Zettel for the starting job opposite Ezekiel Ansah in advance of the 2018 campaign.

DeShawn Shead
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Shead agreed to a one-year, $3.35 million contract with the Lions on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

Shead was recently cut loose by Seattle after his recovery from a torn ACL kept him out for all but two games last season. The Portland State product is now healthy and proved to be a versatile defensive back who logged playing time at each position in the Seahawks secondary since the team signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Shead will initially slot in as the No. 3 cornerback in Detroit behind Darius Slay and Nevin Lawson, though it's possible that the Lions' 2017 second-round pick, Teez Tabor, could push him for playing time before long.

Kerryon Johnson
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Toby Johnson
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Johnson has signed with the Vikings, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Johnson was waived last week to make room for a returning Adrian Peterson, but will now be added back to the roster with defensive lineman Tom Johnson (hamstring) headed to the IR.

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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General manager Bob Quinn said Abdullah will have to compete for his snaps ahead of the 2018 season, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.

Abdullah has failed to spark the Lions' dormant run game since the team made him a second-round pick in 2014. In an effort to turn the tide, Detroit bolstered the depth chart by signing LeGarrette Blount in free agency before adding Kerryon Johnson out of Auburn in the second round of this year's draft. With Johnson having the skills to be a featured back, Blount the most fit for goal-line work, and holdover Theo Riddick a standout receiver, Abdullah seems to be on the outside looking in. In fact, his mere spot on the roster could be in danger.