Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense14th76.3 (32nd)268.2 (4th)
Defense27th116.3 (20th)247.0 (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
99Coe, Rodney DT6-33055/18/19931Akron
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
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.)
 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
 Milligan, Rolan DB5-102008/16/19941Toledo
 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 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.

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) is listed as active Sunday at Tampa Bay.

As he did throughout the week, Stafford will take the field Sunday with the ring and pinkie fingers taped on his bruised right hand, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Playing through a finger issue last season, Stafford completed 59.5 percent of his passes, averaged 271.3 yards through the air per game, and posted two touchdowns versus three interceptions across four outings.

Jamal Agnew
News
Agnew (knee) was a full participant in practice Tuesday.

The rookie return specialist will take the field this week after missing the past three games due to a knee injury. Agnew has carved out a role on special teams and offense this season and leads the league with two return touchdowns. Look for the Lions to utilize the jack-of-all-trades weapon Saturday when they face the Bears.

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 in Sunday's tilt. Expect him to see his usual role as a backup along the defensive line.

Tahir Whitehead
News
Whitehead recorded eight tackles and one fumble recovery during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers.

With rookie Jarrad Davis struggling in pass coverage, Whitehead has seen increased playing time in recent weeks and that's unlikely to change anytime soon, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. He's now logged over 70 defensive snaps in two of the past three weeks while averaging 10.5 tackles in those outings. Whitehead won't help you much in other statistical categories, but his expanded role going forward should make him a reliable source for production in the tackle department.

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 nine tackles and one forced fumble during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers.

Quin led the Lions in stops Sunday and remains the tackle leader in the Detroit secondary. His three forced fumbles are also a team high, as well as a career best for the veteran safety. While his play has admittedly slipped in his age-31 campaign, Quin remains a high-floor fantasy option due to his activity around the line of scrimmage.

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.

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 six tackles, two defended passes, one interception and one fumble recovery during Sunday's 24-21 victory over Tampa Bay.

Slay is having a career year in 2017. After making a sliding interception on Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston on Sunday, he now sits tied for third in the league with five interceptions and second overall with 17 defended passes. What makes Slay's situation particularly impressive is that he's playing behind one of the worst pass rushes in football while often being tasked with following his opponent's top receiver. He'll look to continue his productive campaign in Week 15 against Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Emmett Cleary
News
Cleary (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Bears.

Cleary was a full participant in practice all week, but his status remains in question for Saturday's game. The Lions may need the reserve tackle to play due to the fact that Rick Wagner (ankle) and Travis Swanson (concussion) are already ruled out for the contest, while T.J. Lang (foot) is also listed as questionable.

Injury
Ankle - Full Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. Chicago
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 (concussion) was ruled out for Saturday's contest against the Bears.

Swanson will miss his second game in three weeks after suffering a concussion last Sunday against the Buccaneers. Expect guard Graham Glasgow to slide over to center for Saturday's contest.

Injury
Concussion - Did Not Practice on Thursday. Out for Week 15 vs. Chicago
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.

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 64 percent of the offensive snaps, while Green handled 33 percent.

Brandon Chubb
Injury
Ricky Wagner
News
Wagner (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against the Bears, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Wagner sprained his ankle in Week 14 and subsequently missed the Lions' Week 15 victory over Tampa Bay. The Wisconsin product checks in as Pro Football Focus' fifth-highest graded right tackle, so his continued absence would represent a downgrade for the Lions' entire offense, especially in the pass-blocking department, the area in which Wagner has been most effective.

Injury
Ankle - Did Not Practice on Thursday. Out for Week 15 vs. Chicago
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 recorded seven tackles, one interception and one forced fumbled during Sunday's 24-21 victory over Tampa Bay.

Making his second consecutive start at strong safety, Diggs -- who's transitioning from nickel corner -- was visibly more comfortable than he was last week. It wasn't a perfect outing, as Diggs was seemingly responsible for allowing a handful of Tampa Bay first downs through the air, but the Lions have to be encouraged by his progress thus far. Next up is a matchup with a Bears team that's averaged the 10th most rushing attempts per game in 2017, which should require Diggs to be particularly active as a tackler.

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
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
The Lions claimed Coe off waivers Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Coe spent a couple weeks on the Seahawks' 53-man roster before being waived Tuesday. The 24-year-old should serve in a reserve role along the defensive line for Detroit.

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 brought in one pass for 23 yards during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers.

Fells saw less playing time than Eric Ebron for the first time in a while Sunday, which is strange since the Lions were playing without right tackle Ricky Wagner (ankle, back) and figured to use their veteran blocking specialist to help out on the edge. Regardless, Fells remains far off the fantasy radar.

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 recorded four tackles and a pass deflection in Monday's 24-10 victory over the Giants.

Killebrew was penciled in as the No. 3 safety entering the season, but it seems the Lions are tasking him with even more responsibility now after his coming-out party in the season opener in which Killebrew recorded his first career pick-six. In fact, Killebrew's 42 defensive snaps Monday was significantly greater than that of starter Tavon Wilson, who garnered 23. If he can maintain his productive ways as the season unfolds, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Killebrew outright displace Wilson as the first-string strong safety.

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 listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Bears.

Ansah has put together his most productive three-game stretch of the season, accounting for 14 tackles (13 solo) and two sacks during that span. Limited practices Tuesday through Thursday shouldn't stop him from taking the field this weekend, but his status won't be confirmed until roughly 3 p.m. ET on Saturday with the release of inactives.

Injury
Ankle - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. Chicago
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 appears to have surpassed Ameer Abdullah as the Lions' No. 1 running back, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Detroit's running game has been consistently ineffective all season and it seems the Lions are trying to shake things up to try and spark some success. Although head coach Jim Caldwell technically hasn't declared Riddick the starter, multiple sources indicated that Abdullah was healthy enough to play Sunday, yet he didn't. Instead, Riddick led the charge by taking a team-high 10 carries while logging 71 percent of the playing time, with rookie Tion Green coming in second with five carries and 19 percent of the playing time. Neither of the two was particularly efficient with his touches Sunday, but Riddick's big-play ability came in handy on several occasions, particularly on the 18-yard catch-and-run that jump-started Detroit's game-winning drive. While he's unlikely to receive a huge workload on the ground in any one game going forward, Riddick -- who checks in as Pro Football Focus' sixth-highest graded tailback from a pass-blocking standpoint -- possesses the trust of the Lions' coaching staff and carries the potential to make up for it as a receiver.

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.

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
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Tavon Wilson
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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
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Lang (foot) is not practicing Tuesday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

Lang has sat out practices in each of the last two weeks, but he has still managed to be active for each of the last two games, so there shouldn't be much concern regarding the offensive lineman's health.

Injury
Foot - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. Chicago
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 passes 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
Ameer Abdullah
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Abdullah (neck) was listed as a full practice participant on the Lions' injury report Tuesday.

With his neck injury behind him, Abdullah can focus on getting back in the good graces of head coach Jim Caldwell, who has included the running back among the inactives the past two games. Prior to the absence, Abdullah was averaging a career-worst 3.4 YPC, so the Lions rolled with Theo Riddick and Tion Green at running back. It remains to be seen if Abdullah will do enough this week to regain his perch at the top of the depth chart.