Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th78.2 (31st)258.8 (6th)
Defense26th114.9 (19th)245.3 (27th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
21Abdullah, Ameer RB5-92036/13/19933Nebraska
39Agnew, Jamal CB5-101904/3/1995RSan Diego
94Ansah, Ezekiel DE6-52755/29/19895Brigham Young
62Barclay, Don G6-43054/18/19896West Virginia
43Bellore, Nick MLB6-12505/12/19897Central Michigan
26Carey, Don SS5-112022/14/19879Norfolk State
77Cleary, Emmett G6-73204/27/19903Boston College
66Dahl, Joe G6-43054/9/19932Washington State
40Davis, Jarrad LB6-123811/16/1994RFlorida
68Decker, Taylor T6-73118/23/19932Ohio State
28Diggs, Quandre CB5-92001/22/19933Texas
85Ebron, Eric TE6-42534/10/19934North Carolina
96Edebali, Kasim LB6-22538/17/19894Boston College
87Fells, Darren TE6-72704/22/19864California-Irvine
99Freeney, Dwight DE6-12682/19/198016Syracuse
60Glasgow, Graham G6-63108/19/19922Michigan
19Golladay, Kenny WR6-421311/3/1993RNorthern Illinois
38Green, Tion RB6-022012/14/1993RCincinnati
31Hayden, D.J. DB5-111906/27/19905Houston
11Jones, Marvin WR6-21983/12/19906California
13Jones, T.J. WR6-01907/19/19923Notre Dame
35Killebrew, Miles SS6-22225/10/19932Southern Utah
76Lang, T.J. G6-43159/20/19879Eastern Michigan
24Lawson, Nevin CB5-91924/23/19914Utah State
98Ledbetter, Jeremiah DE6-32956/2/1994RArkansas
54Longa, Steve OLB6-02409/29/19941Rutgers
12Marquez, Bradley WR5-1020512/14/19923Texas Tech
6Martin, Sam P6-12112/27/19905Appalachian State
72Mihalik, Brian T6-93158/21/19922Boston College
48Muhlbach, Don LS6-42588/17/198114Texas A&M
5Prater, Matt K5-102018/10/198411UCF
27Quin, Glover FS6-02071/15/19869New Mexico
44Reeves-Maybin, Jalen LB6-02301/31/1995RTennessee
25Riddick, Theo RB5-92015/4/19915Notre Dame
55Ringo, Christian DE6-12983/10/19922Louisiana
80Roberts, Michael TE6-42655/7/1994RToledo
91Robinson, A'Shawn DT6-43223/21/19952Alabama
70Robinson, Corey T6-73175/21/19923South Carolina
14Rudock, Jake QB6-32121/21/19932Michigan
23Slay, Darius CB6-01901/1/19915Mississippi State
97Spence, Akeem DT6-130711/29/19915Illinois
9Stafford, Matthew QB6-32202/7/19889Georgia
64Swanson, Travis C6-53041/30/19914Arkansas
30Tabor, Teez CB6-020112/31/1995RFlorida
15Tate, Golden WR5-101978/2/19888Notre Dame
71Wagner, Ricky T6-631510/21/19895Wisconsin
90Washington, Cornelius DE6-42809/10/19895Georgia
36Washington, Dwayne RB6-12234/24/19942Washington
45Washington, Charles DB5-101923/10/19931Fresno State
59Whitehead, Tahir OLB6-22414/2/19906Temple
58Worrilow, Paul OLB6-02305/1/19905Delaware
34Zenner, Zach RB5-112219/13/19913South Dakota State
69Zettel, Anthony DE6-42708/9/19922Penn State
Injured Players
53Chubb, Brandon (IR) LB6-124010/21/19931Wake Forest
51Copeland, Brandon (IR) DE6-32637/2/19913Pennsylvania
93Hill, Jordan (IR) DT6-12902/8/19915Penn State
61Hyder, Kerry (IR) DE6-22705/2/19912Texas Tech
39James, Mike (IR) RB5-102234/13/19914Miami (Fla.)
67Kerin, Zac (IR) G6-43058/13/19913Toledo
46Lawrence, Des (IR) DB6-118511/30/1994RNorth Carolina
92Ngata, Haloti (IR) DT6-43401/21/198412Oregon
2Redfern, Kasey (IR) P6-12059/26/19911Wofford
73Robinson, Greg (IR) T6-533210/21/19924Auburn
32Wilson, Tavon (IR) SS6-02123/19/19906Illinois
Practice Squad
 Armbrister, Thurston OLB6-323512/25/19923Miami (Fla.)
 Barnes, Adairius CB5-111884/30/19942Louisiana Tech
 Barrett, Alex DE6-32603/6/1994RSan Diego State
 Billingsley, Jace WR5-91895/17/19931Eastern Oregon State
 Jones, Andy WR6-12206/28/19941Jacksonville
 Kaaya, Brad QB6-42159/3/1995RMiami (Fla.)
 Koloamatangi, Leo C6-53105/9/1994RHawaii
 Skipper, Dan T6-93159/20/1994RArkansas
 Valles, Hakeem TE6-526011/23/19922Monmouth (N.J.)
78Valoaga, Jeremiah DE6-627511/15/1994RUNLV
 
 
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Position Listing
Andy Jones
News
The Texans waived Jones on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Jones' release comes in the wake of the news that fellow wideout Will Fuller (collarbone) could make his season debut Sunday against the Titans. In spite of Fuller's absence, Jones, who was with the team in Weeks 1 and 3, logged just one snap across those two games.

Michael Roberts
News
Roberts caught one pass for 23 yards during Sunday's 44-20 loss to the Ravens.

Roberts earned 20 of 63 snaps Sunday, compared to 31 for starter Darren Fells and 29 for Eric Ebron. His reception was just his second of the season, as the Lions primarily deploy Roberts as a blocker. The fourth-round rookie isn't an option in any fantasy format.

Zach Zenner
News
Zenner carried twice for zero yards during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers.

Ameer Abdullah (neck) remained sidelined a second consecutive week, but Zenner remained quiet. Theo Riddick paced the team with 10 carries while Tion Green received five. No tailback on the Lions was particularly effective, however. Regardless, there's zero indication that Zenner will see an increased workload going forward regardless of Abdullah's availability.

Nevin Lawson
News
Lawson's starting right cornerback job seems secure, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Lawson quietly put together a solid 2016 campaign that seemingly went underappreciated due to his lack of big plays. However, the four-year vet served as the Lions' top cover corner when Darius Slay wasn't able to play and finished the year among the league leaders in fewest yards allowed per coverage snap (0.82). It's possible 2017 second-rounder Teez Tabor could push for a starting gig before long, but, for now, the job appears to be Lawson's to lose.

Jace Billingsley
News
Billingsley signed with the Lions' practice squad Monday.

The Lions cut Billingsley prior to the team's Thanksgiving Day win over the Vikings in order to open up a spot on the 53-man roster. He'll remain in the organization after going unclaimed off waivers, and he could be the next man up for a promotion the next time the Lions suffer an injury at wide receiver.

Brad Kaaya
News
Kaaya was waived Tuesday by the Panthers, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Kaaya was waived in order to make room for the signing of linebacker Andrew Gachkar. Kaaya could end up on a practice roster if a team is in need of an emergency quarterback. Garrett Gilbert now will effectively become the third-string quarterback for Carolina.

Jarrad Davis
News
Davis recorded eight tackles (three solo) against the Ravens on Sunday.

Davis is averaging 6.4 tackles per game, but the rookie first-round pick rarely adds other stats. Still, he consistently plays a high snap count and should be considered a decent IDP asset in certain matchups.

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.

Akeem Spence
News
Spence signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the Lions on Thursday, ESPN reports.

Not a star in his own right, Spence is still a solid addition to an up-and-coming Lions defensive line; at the very least, he'll be a quality rotational piece in DC Teryl Austin's 4-3 system. His signing likely means Tyrunn Walker and/or Stefan Charles won't be coming back to Detroit.

Matthew Stafford
News
Stafford (hand) completed 36 of 44 passes for 381 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Buccaneers.

Stafford had apparently looked increasingly better each day in practice this past week, and he parlayed that improvement into his second-best passing yardage total of the season. The veteran signal caller connected with eight different pass catchers on the afternoon and led an eight-play, 49-yard drive that set up a game-winning field goal by Matt Prater with 20 seconds remaining. It was Stafford's fourth 300-yard effort of the season, and he's also thrown for between 292 and 299 yards in three other games. He'll look to continue his strong season against the Bears in Week 15.

Jamal Agnew
News
Agnew (knee) is inactive for Sunday's contest against Tampa Bay.

Agnew was considered questionable for Sunday's game after being limited in practice throughout the week, but it appears as though he isn't fully recovered from his knee injury that's forced him to miss the past few weeks. Since he's just a depth secondary and special teams player, Agnew's absence shouldn't impact the Detroit defense greatly.

Injury
Knee - Inactive for Week 14 at Tampa Bay
Jake Rudock
News
Rudock is expected to remain Matthew Stafford's (hand) backup Sunday against the Buccaneers with the latter expected to make his 108th consecutive start, a source informed Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Rudock saw more reps with the first-team offense than usual this week while Stafford was rendered a limited participant for all three of Detroit's practices, but barring a setback in the hours leading up to Sunday's 1 p.m. EST kickoff, Stafford looks set to direct the offense as the 6-6 Lions fight to stay in the thick of the NFC playoff race. A 2016 sixth-round pick out of Michigan, Rudock saw his most extensive NFL action to date in relief of a hurting Stafford in the Week 13 loss to the Ravens, completing three of five passes for 24 yards and an interception.

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 - Injured Reserve
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 - Injured Reserve
Cornelius Washington
News
Washington (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Washington was limited in practice throughout the week due to his injury but it isn't expected to slow him down much at all in Sunday's tilt. Expect him to see his usual role as a backup along the defensive line.

Tahir Whitehead
News
Whitehead recorded five tackles during Monday's 30-17 victory over the Packers, including one sack and two TFLs.

Whitehead's sack was just the third of his career and his first since 2015, but it helped the Lions stop the Packers' momentum on their opening drive in which they were forced to settle for a field goal that was ultimately blocked by teammate A'Shawn Robinson. From an IDP standpoint, however, Whitehead is averaging just 5.5 tackles per game and hasn't topped eight tackles in any game. His role simply doesn't lend itself to high tackle totals, making him barely worth fantasy consideration.

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.

Teez Tabor
News
Tabor is inactive for Monday night's game against the Giants.

Tabor, the Lions' second-round draft pick, is a healthy scratch for the second time in as many weeks. While it seems he's been slow to acclimate to the professional level, the Lions' respectable depth at corner is likely also playing a part in the team's decision to delay Tabor's professional debut.

A'Shawn Robinson
News
Robinson notched seven tackles during the Lions' 26-6 postseason loss to the Seahawks on Saturday.

Robinson tied for third on the team in tackles behind team-leader MLB Tahir Whitehead (13) and All-Pro DE Ziggy Ansah (9). While he concluded his rookie season as Detroit's second-leading tackler amongst defensive linemen, Robinson also graded out as the Lions' overall best down lineman according to Pro Football Focus, via Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. With DT Tyrunn Walker set to hit free agency in the offseason, a starting role could be up for the taking in 2017, and Robinson appears ready for the opportunity.

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 injured was sustained.

Brandon Copeland
News
Copeland (pectoral) was waived/injured by the Lions on Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Copeland served as a key special teams player for the Lions in each of the last two seasons, but he'll now revert to injured reserve and be out for the year once he clears waivers.

Injury
Pectoral - Injured Reserve
Don Carey
News
Carey (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Bears.

Carey missed the team's past two games due to his knee injury. Now that he's active again he'll look to resume his special teams role, though it remains highly unlikely he has any role on defense.

Darius Slay
News
Slay recorded five tackles, three passes defensed and one interception during Sunday's 38-24 victory over the Browns.

The Lions are being rewarded handsomely for signing Slay to a hefty contract extension in the offseason, as the fifth-year corner currently sits third in the league with four interceptions and tied for first with 13 PBUs. His consistency has been impressive, too, since Slay has logged at least one pass defensed in eight of nine games. With the potential to rack up half a dozen tackles on any given day -- and possibly more, considering he totaled eight tackles in Week 2 -- Slay has the looks of an above-average IDP option.

Emmett Cleary
News
Cleary (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Cleary was originally considered questionable for Sunday's tilt after suffering an ankle injury during Wednesday's practice, but he was ultimately ruled out prior to kickoff. The Lions will be thin up front with starting right tackle Ricky Wagner (ankle, back) sidelined as well.

Injury
Ankle - Inactive for Week 14 at Tampa Bay
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.

Travis Swanson
News
Swanson (knee) is active for Sunday's Week 14 tilt against the Buccaneers.

Swanson was limited in practice each day this week after sitting out last Sunday's game against Baltimore. Barring additional setbacks, he'll be expected to start and see his typical role in the offense in Week 14.

Kenny Golladay
News
Golladay brought in three of four targets for 17 yards while rushing once for nine yards during Sunday's 24-21 victory over Tampa Bay.

The Buccaneers were seemingly Golladay's softest matchup since the deep threat returned from a hamstring injury in Week 10, yet this was the only opponent from that timeframe against which he didn't record a 30-plus yard reception. On the bright side, the rookie was given a look in the run game for the first time all season, though it's not a guarantee he'll continue seeing work in that department going forward. Golladay will proceed into Week 15 as a high-ceiling, low-floor play with a matchup against a Bears secondary allowing 10.9 yards per reception, which is about league average.

Jeremiah Valoaga
No Updates
Marvin Jones
News
Jones brought in three of four passes for 64 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Buccaneers.

Jones played a complementary role alongside Eric Ebron and Golden Tate, who combined for 18 catches on 20 targets. However, he did make one of his trademark downfield contributions, hauling in a 38-yard throw from Matthew Stafford (hand) in the first half. Jones has seen his yardage totals drop after each of the last two games, but he's now just 115 yards away from his first 1,000-yard season. He'll look to keep building toward that goal against the Bears in Week 15.

Nick Bellore
News
Bellore signed a contract with the Lions on Monday, Noah Trister of the Washington Post reports.

Bellore was released over the weekend in order to allow the team to add extra depth at offensive tackle. However, they since released the offensive lineman they'd signed in order to bring Bellore back into the fold. Despite his return, the 28-year-old isn't likely to see many snaps even if he's active for this weekend's matchup with the Giants.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 14 at Tampa Bay
Kasey Redfern
News
The Lions placed Redfern (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, the Lions' official site reports.

The rookie out of Wofford saw action in just one game for the Lions, getting off one punt for 50 yards. However, he suffered both a torn ACL and MCL, in addition to a partial tear of his patellar tendon, so he'll now have to start the long road to recovery. He'll head to IR, which prompted the Lions to pick up free agent Jeff Locke on Tuesday. Locke should take over starting duties moving forward.

Injury
Knee - ACL + MCL - Injured Reserve
Dwayne Washington
News
Washington (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay.

Displeased with the state of the backfield, the Lions have deactivated Ameer Abdullah and Washington in favor of Theo Riddick and Tion Green. In a similar situation last Sunday, Riddick earned 65 percent of the offensive snaps, while Green handled 33 percent.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 14 at Tampa Bay
Brandon Chubb
Injury
Ricky Wagner
News
Wagner (ankle, back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay.

Wagner didn't practice this week after spraining his ankle and also sustaining some sort of back injury during the Lions' Week 13 loss to the Ravens. This will mark his first absence all season. Either Corey Robinson or Brian Mihalik should start at right tackle in his place, depending on how Detroit shuffles its offensive line to accommodate for Wagner's loss.

Injury
Ankle - Inactive for Week 14 at Tampa Bay
Adairius Barnes
News
Barnes was signed to the Lions' practice squad, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.

Just like last season, the Lions are keeping Barnes around as emergency help at cornerback.

Matt Prater
News
Prater converted his only field-goal attempt and all three of his PATs during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers.

There's a chance Prater could've seen an extra field-goal attempt or two, but quarterback Matthew Stafford tossed two interceptions in Tampa Bay territory during the second quarter. Regardless, Prater did all he could to bounce back from an uncharacteristically inaccurate outing last week in Baltimore. He'll now square off against the Bears in Week 15, a team Prater has converted exactly two field goals against in three meetings dating back to the start of the 2016 season.

Graham Glasgow
No Updates
Des Lawrence
Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Quandre Diggs
News
Diggs, who has been used as a nickel cornerback since entering the NFL in 2015, will play safety for the rest of the season, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

With Tavon Wilson (shoulder) hitting injured reserve prior to the Lions' Week 13 loss to the Ravens, Diggs stepped into a starting role at strong safety alongside Glover Quin. The Lions were apparently pleased with Diggs' performance during the outing and appear set to give him the opportunity to fill in for Wilson the rest of the way. The move should translate to more tackle opportunities for Wilson, thus increasing his appeal in IDP settings.

Haloti Ngata
News
Ngata sustained an elbow injury in Sunday's loss to the Panthers and didn't return, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Ngata was initially tabbed as questionable to return but never returned to the sideline and was eventually ruled out. Akeem Spence and Jeremiah Ledbetter rotated in at defensive tackle in Ngata's absence.

Injury
Biceps - Injured Reserve
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 Packers released Barclay (ankle) off injured reserve Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Barclay was placed on the IR after injuring his ankle during the preseason. The 28-year-old has been with the Packers since entering the league in 2012, but will now be free to find a roster spot elsewhere if healthy enough to generate interest.

Darren Fells
News
Fells secured both of his targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 44-20 loss to the Ravens.

Fells again led Lions tight ends in playing time, but rookie Michael Roberts continues to eat into his snap count. In fact, the past six games in which Roberts began earning consistent double-digit snaps directly corresponds with the end of Fells' mini-explosion (relative to him) where the veteran caught eight passes for 90 yards and three scores within a three-week stretch. With Roberts unlikely to go away -- and Eric Ebron still in the fold as well -- Fells is unlikely to return to fantasy relevance.

Tion Green
News
Green rushed five times for 15 yards during Sunday's 24-21 victory over Tampa Bay.

Green didn't receive the workload many expected after rushing for 51 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries during last week's loss to Baltimore, especially with Ameer Abdullah (neck) sidelined again. Making matter worse is that Green wasn't nearly as efficient with his touches, either. Instead, it was Theo Riddick who lead the charge, considering the scatback totaled 10 carries and accounted for both of the team's rushing touchdowns. If Abdullah continues to sit in Week 15, Sunday's game indicated that Riddick is the preferred play in the Lions backfield, though all Detroit runners will be up against a Bears defense allowing just 3.9 yards per carry.

Miles Killebrew
News
Killebrew is expected to take on extended snaps at safety for the rest of the season with Tavon Wilson (shoulder) headed for injured reserve, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

Killebrew started in Week 3 against the Falcons after Wilson aggravated his shoulder for a second time this season, with the 24-year-old taking advantage of the opportunity by producing a career-high nine tackles across 53 snaps. He settled into a backup role thereafter, but with the Lions opting to shut down Wilson following his third aggravation of the shoulder in the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Vikings, Killebrew will presumably move into a starting role alongside free safety Glover Quin. Based on the tackle production he provided in Wilson's stead earlier this season, Killebrew could be an intriguing option in IDP settings over the final quarter of the campaign.

Paul Worrilow
News
Worrilow (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

After missing the last three games, it appears as if Worrilow is finally healthy enough to take the field again. However, the veteran linebacker was ruled inactive last week after logging full practices, so fantasy owners should wait until the Lions' official injury report is released Saturday before reinserting him into lineups.

Ezekiel Ansah
News
Ansah (ankle) is active for Sunday's matchup with Tampa Bay.

Ansah sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning in limited fashion Friday, leading to his questionable tag entering Sunday. Though he's active, it remains unclear if he'll be at all limited. If he's forced to see a lesser role than usual, look for Dwight Freeney and Cornelius Washington to get some extra snaps.

D.J. Hayden
News
Hayden (hamstring) has been an active participant during camp, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Hayden, who was slowed down with a hamstring injury during the offseason, received first team reps during the Lions' preseason opener with Darius Slay sidelined. He projects to provide cornerback depth heading into the regular season.

Don Muhlbach
No Updates
Anthony Zettel
News
Zettel posted one tackle and a half-sack in Thursday's 30-23 loss to the Vikings.

Zettel now has 6.5 sacks on the season and is establishing himself as the Lions' top pass rusher. With Ezekiel Ansah (back) still seeing limited playing time Thursday, Zettel logged a season-high 60 defensive snaps. If Ansah's playing time remains curtailed against the Ravens in Week 13, expect Zettel to have a good shot at another high-caliber performance.

Hakeem Valles
No Updates
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 secured all three of his targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers.

Jones didn't catch a pass, or even receive a target, in either of the past two weeks, as rookie Kenny Golladay has gradually reclaimed the No. 3 receiver role since returning from a hamstring injury. Even though Jones ended up as the more productive option this week, considering Golladay accrued 17 yards on three catches, the gap in playing time suggests that's unlikely to be the case on a consistent basis moving forward.

Golden Tate
News
Tate brought in eight of nine passes for 85 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Buccaneers.

Tate now has back-to-back eight-catch outings following a two-week lull during which he posted a modest seven catches for 39 yards. The 29-year-old PPR superstar's five-yard touchdown in the second quarter was his first since Week 10 and allowed him to equal last season's total with three games still remaining. He'll look to continue his quest for a second straight 1,000-yard season against the Bears in Week 15.

Zac Kerin
News
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 - Injured Reserve
Theo Riddick
News
Riddick rushed 10 times for 29 yards and two touchdowns and brought in six of 10 targets for 64 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Buccaneers.

With Ameer Abdullah (neck, coach's decision) inactive for a second consecutive week, Riddick cashed in on the ground for the second time in as many games. The veteran pass-catching back has surprisingly hit pay dirt on three occasions overall in the last pair of contests, while also rewarding fantasy owners with continued success through the air. Head coach Jim Caldwell's decision to keep Abdullah inactive Sunday reportedly had just as much to do with his recent ineffective play as with his injury, so Riddick looks primed to continue receiving extended opportunity for the final three games of the regular season. He'll look to build on his recent stretch of success versus the Bears in Week 15.

Bradley Marquez
News
The Lions signed Marquez to a contract Monday.

Marquez, who appeared in 30 games with the Rams over the past two seasons, will step in as the Lions' new No. 5 wide receiver after the team waived Jace Billingsley last week. If Marquez is active on future game days, most of his snaps are likely to come on special teams.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 14 at Tampa Bay
Jalen Reeves-Maybin
News
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
No Updates
Brian Mihalik
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.

Thurston Armbrister
News
Armbrister was signed to the Lions' 53-man roster Saturday, Mike Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Armbrister has resided on the Lions' practice squad since being waived at the close of the preseason. The 23-year-old will likely only serve as a reserve linebacker and special teams player for the Lions.

Charles Washington
No Updates
Tavon Wilson
News
Wilson (shoulder) was officially placed on injured reserve Monday.

After Wilson aggravated a shoulder injury for a third time this season in the Lions' Thanksgiving Day loss to the Vikings, the team decided to shut the safety down so he could undergo surgery. Rolan Milligan was signed off the practice squad in a corresponding move to fill Wilson's spot on the 53-man roster and restore depth in the secondary.

Injury
Shoulder - Injured Reserve
T.J. Lang
News
Lang (foot) is active for Sunday's matchup with Tampa Bay.

Lang was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning in limited fashion Friday. Despite his injury, he'll be expected to see his typical role along the offensive line, since he's played through the ailment for multiple weeks now.

Dwight Freeney
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Freeney (not injury related) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

The Lions claimed Freeney off waivers early last week, but they chose not to activate him for the Week 12 Thanksgiving tilt against the Vikings. However, after putting in full practices both Thursday and Friday, the legendary sack master seems ready to make his debut Sunday against the Ravens.

Eric Ebron
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Ebron brought in 10 of 11 targets for 94 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Buccaneers. He also lost a fumble.

The inconsistent tight end's season-best performance came out of nowhere, and was particularly surprising considering the Buccaneers checked into Sunday's contest as one of the stingiest in the NFL against tight ends. Ebron regularly got the better of Tampa's linebackers and safeties throughout the afternoon while posting season highs in receptions, targets and yards. The five-year veteran's production is still hard to trust on a week-to-week basis, but he offers some modest fantasy upside at the volatile tight end position. Ebron will look to put together a successful encore versus the Bears in Week 15.

Kerry Hyder
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Head coach Jim Caldwell said Hyder suffered a "significant" Achilles injury.

This is an unfortunate development for the Lions, as Hyder led the team with eight sacks in 2016 and was expected to be a strong bookend to Ziggy Ansah (undisclosed) this season. Further testing officially will determine the severity of Hyder's injury.

Injury
Achilles - Injured Reserve
Greg Robinson
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Robinson (ankle) reverted to injured reserve Monday, per the league's official transaction log.

The Lions acquired Robinson last June in exchange for a sixth-round pick, as a means to fill the void at left tackle in the wake of Taylor Decker's shoulder injury. While Robinson didn't perform very well off the bat, he seemed to improve with each game before he injured his ankle in Week 6. He's now likely stuck on IR through the end of the season unless he agrees to an injury settlement. Playing on the last year of his rookie deal, the No. 2 overall pick from 2014 will be set to test the free-agent waters at the end of the league year.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Kasim Edebali
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Edebali was claimed off waivers by the Lions on Tuesday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

Edebali was waived by the Broncos on Tuesday and didn't need to wait long before finding a new home. The 28-year-old primarily played on special teams in Denver and could fill a similar role for the Lions.

Ameer Abdullah
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Abdullah (neck) is inactive for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.

Sidelined for a second straight week, Abdullah will yield the backfield to Theo Riddick and Tion Green, the latter of whom turned 11 carries into 51 yards and one touchdown last Sunday in Baltimore.

Injury
Neck - Inactive for Week 14 at Tampa Bay