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 Latest Lions Player Notes
Jan 14 2018 - Kasim Edebali
  DE Kasim Edebali was listed as inactive for Sunday's divisional-round game against Minnesota.


Jan 3 2018 - Ezekiel Ansah
  DE Ezekiel Ansah was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after registering three sacks and five quarterback hits in his club's 35-11 rout of the Green Bay Packers.


Jan 1 2018 - Michael Roberts
  TE Michael Roberts was suspended for Sunday's season finale for what then-head coach Jim Caldwell called "conduct detrimental" to the team. According to the Detroit Free Press, Roberts went AWOL after checking into the hotel, missed meetings and was sent home and fined when he was finally located.


Jan 1 2018 - Eric Ebron
  TE Eric Ebron will be back in 2018, general manager Bob Quinn said Monday. Ebron is under contract on the fifth-year rookie contract tender of $8.25 million. Ebron had a disappointing first half of the season, but he closed the season on a strong note with four or more catches in six of the last seven games. His contract becomes fully guaranteed in March.


Jan 1 2018 - Kerry Hyder
  DE Kerry Hyder, who missed the season with a torn Achilles tendon, said Monday that he is not yet back to running but that his rehab is going well and he's "extremely confident" he will return to 2016 form. Hyder had a breakout season with eight sacks last year.


Dec 31 2017 - Don Carey
  S Don Carey left the regular-season finale in the first quarter with a knee injury.


Dec 31 2017 - Nevin Lawson
  CB Nevin Lawson sat out the regular-season finale due to a concussion.


Dec 31 2017 - Ezekiel Ansah
  DE Ziggy Ansah led the Lions defense with three sacks on Sunday against the Packers.


Dec 31 2017 - Marvin Jones
  WR Marvin Jones Jr. hauled in four passes for 81 yards and a touchdown in the regular-season finale.


Dec 31 2017 - Golden Tate
  WR Golden Tate caught seven passes for 104 yards Sunday, including a 71-yard touchdown reception. He also threw a successful two-point conversion pass to QB Matthew Stafford.


Dec 31 2017 - Matthew Stafford
  QB Matthew Stafford caught a two-point conversion pass during the fourth quarter of a 35-11 romp over the Packers at Ford Field. WR Golden Tate threw it to Stafford after RB Ameer Abdullah took the snap and pitched it to Tate on the trick play. Stafford was wide open in the end zone. Before he turned into a receiver, Stafford overwhelmed the injury-riddled Packers with his rocket arm. He threw three touchdown passes and completed three passes of over 50 yards. Overall he went 20 of 29 through the air for 323 yards.


Dec 27 2017 - Quandre Diggs
  S Quandre Diggs moved from slot cornerback to free safety last month after Tavon Wilson suffered a season-ending shoulder injury on Thanksgiving. Since then, he's had three interceptions, forced a fumble and logged the first sack of his career. Diggs has done enough to warrant staying at the safety position - or at least giving the Lions added flexibility in their secondary this offseason.


Dec 27 2017 - Emmett Cleary
  OL Emmett Cleary became the second active NFL player to agree to donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation to further concussion research. Cleary once interned at the foundation as a junior in college.


Dec 27 2017 - Ezekiel Ansah
  DE Ziggy Ansah has 41 career sacks to rank fifth on the Lions' all-time sack list behind Robert Porcher, Mike Cofer, Tracy Scroggins and William Gay.


Dec 27 2017 - Travis Swanson
  C Travis Swanson practiced in full Wednesday for the first time since he suffered a concussion in a Week 14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Swanson is no lock to play this week, but if he's cleared to return by an independent neurologist it would be an important step for the free-agent-to-be who also missed five games with a concussion last year.


Dec 27 2017 - Emmett Cleary
  OT Emmett Cleary pledged to donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation to aid with research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). "Everyone in football should be supportive of this research," Cleary said in the announcement on The Legacy Foundation's website Wednesday. "I feel like you have responsibility to your teammates, other players in the league, and the next generation of football players to support the research. I would encourage anyone who loves the game to get involved with brain research."


Dec 26 2017 - Marvin Jones
  WR Marvin Jones reached 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his career Sunday, and though he hit the milestone playing against his former team, Jones downplayed the feat. "It really doesn't mean anything right now," Jones said. "After the season, I'll look back at my accomplishments. I needed 30 yards. I would've hit it anyway." Jones now has 57 catches for 1,020 yards on the year. He leads the Lions with eight touchdowns, and he has 14 catches of at least 25 yards.


Dec 26 2017 - Ezekiel Ansah
  DE Ziggy Ansah had his second three-sack game of the season Sunday. Ansah has a team-leading nine while playing in just 13 games.


Dec 26 2017 - Nevin Lawson
  CB Nevin Lawson left Sunday's game with a concussion. He remains in the NFL's concussion protocol.


Dec 24 2017 - Matthew Stafford
  QB Matthew Stafford started the scoring with a 33-yard touchdown pass to tight end Eric Ebron on a third-and-5 play in the first quarter, putting Detroit ahead 7-0. Stafford was 19 of 35 passing for 203 yards with one touchdown and an interception.


Dec 24 2017 - Rick Wagner
  OT Rick Wagner (ankle) practiced last week on a limited basis but was inactive Sunday.


Dec 20 2017 - Golden Tate
  WR Golden Tate enters the week fifth in the NFL with 552 yards after the catch. Tate, who trails only running backs Le'Veon Bell, Alvin Kamara, Todd Gurley and Christian McCaffrey in that category, is on pace for his fourth straight 90-catch season with 82 receptions for 885 yards through 14 games.


Dec 20 2017 - Rick Wagner
  RT Rick Wagner returned to practice Wednesday after missing two games with a sprained ankle.


Dec 20 2017 - Darius Slay
  CB Darius Slay received NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after collecting two interceptions in his team's 20-10 victory over the Chicago Bears on Saturday.


Dec 19 2017 - TJ Jones
  WR TJ Jones did not finish Saturday's game because of a shoulder injury. He was placed on reserve/injured Tuesday.


Dec 19 2017 - Andy Jones
  WR Andy Jones was promoted from the practice squad. He has bounced back and forth from the Detroit Lions' practice squad to active roster since signing with the club as an undrafted rookie last year.


Dec 19 2017 - TJ Jones
  WR T.J. Jones has been placed on injured reserve with an ailing shoulder, the Detroit Lions announced. Jones, who sustained his injury during Saturday's game versus the Chicago Bears, reeled in 30 receptions for 399 yards and one touchdown this season. The 25-year-old Jones has 45 catches for 624 yards and two touchdowns in 27 career games with the Lions.


Dec 18 2017 - Matthew Stafford
  QB Matthew Stafford needs just 80 yards passing this week to reach 4,000 yards for the seventh straight season. Drew Brees, who should reach that milestone for the 12th straight season this year, is the only quarterback with more consecutive 4,000-yard seasons.


Dec 18 2017 - TJ Jones
  WR TJ Jones did not finish Saturday's game because of a shoulder injury. Jones' status for this week is uncertain.


Dec 18 2017 - Marvin Jones
  WR Marvin Jones Jr. had four catches for 90 yards Saturday and now has 970 yards receiving for the season, a career high. He faces his former team, the Cincinnati Bengals, on Sunday.


Dec 16 2017 - Matthew Stafford
  QB Matthew Stafford became the first player to reach 34,000 passing yards before the age of 30. He needed 14 yards entering the game Saturday.


Dec 16 2017 - T.J. Lang
  G T.J. Lang departed during the game Saturday against Chicago with a foot injury.


Dec 14 2017 - Ezekiel Ansah
  DE Ezekiel Ansah (foot) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Bears.


Dec 14 2017 - T.J. Lang
  RG T.J. Lang (foot) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Bears.


Dec 14 2017 - Joe Dahl
  OT Joe Dahl will start at left guard in Saturday's game against the Bears. Dahl is stepping in for Graham Glasgow, who will slide over to center in place of injured Travis Swanson.


Dec 14 2017 - Corey Robinson
  OT Corey Robinson will start at right tackle in Saturday's game against the Bears. Robinson is playing in place of RT Rick Wagner, who is out with an ankle injury.


Dec 14 2017 - Graham Glasgow
  LG Graham Glasgow will slide over to center for Saturday's game against the Bears. Glasgow is taking the place of Travis Swanson, who is out after being placed in concussion protocol.


Dec 14 2017 - Travis Swanson
  C Travis Swanson (concussion) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Bears. Swanson suffered concussion-like symptoms after last week's game against the Buccaneers, was placed in concussion protocol and didn't practice this week.


Dec 14 2017 - Rick Wagner
  RT Rick Wagner (ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Bears. He sustained his injury versus the Ravens on Dec. 3.


Dec 13 2017 - Kasim Edebali
  DE Kasim Edebali was waived to clear a roster spot for DT Rodney Coe.


Dec 13 2017 - Rick Wagner
  RT Rick Wagner is expected to miss his second straight game Saturday with an ankle injury. Wagner did not practice Tuesday or Wednesday. Corey Robinson is expected to start in his place.


Dec 13 2017 - Nevin Lawson
  CB Nevin Lawson (illness) did not practice Tuesday or Wednesday.


Dec 13 2017 - Rodney Coe
  DT Rodney Coe was claimed off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday. The Lions waived DE Kasim Edebali to clear a roster spot.


Dec 13 2017 - Matthew Stafford
  QB Matthew Stafford said he doesn't believe he will need to continue wearing tape on his right hand for the rest of the season. Stafford had his throwing hand stepped on two weeks ago after throwing an interception against the Baltimore Ravens. He played last week with tape covering his right ring and pinky fingers, but practiced this week with tape on just his pinky.


Dec 12 2017 - Travis Swanson
  C Travis Swanson of the Detroit Lions was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol after reporting symptoms following the team's 24-21 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Tuesday. "After (Sunday's) game, he went to the doctors," coach Jim Caldwell said on Tuesday. "He was exhibiting some issues, they evaluated him and thus they had to put him in (protocol), which he's in today. You probably won't see him out at practice this afternoon." Swanson also sustained a concussion with delayed symptoms last season against the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 4, 2016. The 26-year-old appeared on the injury report days later with a concussion and sat out the final four games of the season as well as the club's playoff game versus the Saints.


Dec 11 2017 - Miles Killebrew
  S Miles Killebrew has fallen out of favor among defensive coaches and barely played Sunday (just three snaps). Killebrew, a fourth-round pick last season, was considered the Lions' No. 3 safety coming into the season.


Dec 11 2017 - Nevin Lawson
  CB Nevin Lawson played in the slot in most nickel packages vs. Tampa Bay.


Dec 11 2017 - Quandre Diggs
  CB Quandre Diggs, formerly the Lions' nickel corner, moved to safety to replace Tavon Wilson.


Dec 11 2017 - Teez Tabor
  CB Teez Tabor played a career-high 39 snaps Sunday as the Lions used their second-round pick regularly in their new nickel package.


Dec 11 2017 - Corey Robinson
  OL Corey Robinson started at right tackle Sunday in place of Rick Wagner (ankle), making the eighth different starting combination the Lions have used this year. Robinson, who spent time on injured reserve earlier this year because of a foot injury, is better suited for tackle than guard, where he started last week.



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