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 Latest Lions Player Notes
Dec 31 2018 - Glover Quin
  S Glover Quin, an 11-year veteran, said after Sunday's game that he is contemplating retirement. He started every game this season and never showed up on the injury report.


Dec 31 2018 - Kenny Golladay
  WR Kenny Golladay was scratched from Sunday's game because of a chest injury..


Dec 31 2018 - Brandon Powell
  WR Brandon Powell had 103 yards on six receptions at Green Bay on Sunday in his first career start.


Dec 31 2018 - Mitchell Loewen
  DE Mitchell Loewen was claimed off waivers from the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 28. Loewen played in only three games with the Saints from 2016 to this season.


Dec 31 2018 - T.J. Lang
  RG T.J. Lang, who has been on injured reserve since Nov. 14 because of a neck injury, said he wants to return to the Lions in 2019 but his future is uncertain. He ended up playing a career-low six games, a total of 282 snaps, due to brain, back, hip and neck injuries.


Dec 31 2018 - Zach Zenner
  RB Zach Zenner had 21 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown against the Packers.


Dec 31 2018 - Brandon Powell
  Brandon Powell caught six passes for 103 yards Sunday against the Packers.


Dec 31 2018 - Matt Prater
  K Matt Prater threw an eight-yard touchdown pass on a fake field goal as the Lions mauled the Packers 31-0 on Sunday. Prater also had a 43-yard field goal and four extra points.


Dec 31 2018 - Matthew Stafford
  QB Matt was 20-of-32 for 266 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win against the Packers.


Dec 28 2018 - A'Shawn Robinson
  DT A'Shawn Robinson (knee) was placed on reserve/injured by the Lions Friday (Dec. 28).


Dec 28 2018 - Mitchell Loewen
  DE Mitchell Loewen was placed on waivers by the Saints Thursday (Dec. 27). He was claimed on waivers by the Lions Friday. Loewen comes to Detroit after spending the past three seasons (2016-18) with New Orleans where he appeared in three games, including one in 2018. He originally entered the NFL in 2016 with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas.


Dec 28 2018 - Matthew Stafford
  QB Matthew Stafford got a pledge of support from coach Matt Patricia, who dismissed speculation that the team could be looking for a new quarterback next season."Matthew Stafford is an unbelievable quarterback, and our quarterback," said Patricia, who is 5-10 in his first season as a head coach. "I think the world of the guy." Stafford is having his worst statistical season since 2010, when injuries limited him to three games in his second year with the Lions. Barring a 489-yard game in Sunday's regular-season finale at Green Bay, Stafford will have a streak of seven consecutive 4,000-yard seasons come to an end.


Dec 27 2018 - Brian Brown
  WR Brian Brown was signed by the Lions to their practice squad Wednesday (Dec. 26). He had been waived by the Lions Aug. 31. Brown returns to the Lions after spending a portion of training camp with the team. He originally entered the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 as an undrafted rookie out of Richmond.


Dec 26 2018 - Bruce Ellington
  WR Bruce Ellington was placed on injured reserve Saturday for the second time this season because of a hamstring injury. Ellington opened the year with the Houston Texans and was released off injured reserve in October. The Lions signed Ellington after they traded Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles, but Ellington pulled his hamstring again in a Week 14 win over the Green Bay Packers. He had 23 catches in four games with the Lions.


Dec 26 2018 - Luke Wilson
  TE Luke Willson's season is in jeopardy after he suffered a concussion in last week's loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Willson did not practice Wednesday. He has career-lows of 13 catches and 87 yards receiving this season and will be an unrestricted free agent again in March.


Dec 26 2018 - Jamal Agnew
  CB Jamal Agnew returned to the lineup last week for the first time since he suffered a knee injury in an October win over the Green Bay Packers, but he did not play any defensive snaps. The Lions have said they intend to proceed cautiously with Agnew in his return after he missed more than two months. He handled kickoff- and punt-return duties last week against the Vikings and is expected to do so again.


Dec 22 2018 - Deontez Alexander
  WR Deontez Alexander was signed by the Lions to the practice squad Saturday (Dec. 22). He had been released by the Lions from the practice squad Dec. 14. Alexander returns to the Lions after spending time on the practice squad this season. He originally signed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Franklin College following the 2018 NFL draft.


Dec 22 2018 - Charles Washington
  S Charles Washington (hamstring) was placed on reserve/injured by the Lions Saturday (Dec. 22). He will miss the remainder of the 2018 season.


Dec 22 2018 - Bruce Ellington
  WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring) was placed on reserve/injured by the Lions Saturday (Dec. 22). He will miss the remainder of the 2018 season.


Dec 22 2018 - Dee Virgin
  CB Dee Virgin was signed by the Lions from their practice squad Saturday (Dec. 22). Virgin returns to the active roster for the second time this season after spending the majority of the season on the team's practice squad. He originally entered the NFL with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent out of West Alabama following the 2017 NFL draft.


Dec 22 2018 - Chris Lacy
  WR Chris Lacy was signed by the Lions from their practice squad Saturday (Dec. 22). Lacy spent training camp with the Lions and the first 15 weeks of the season on the team's practice squad. He originally entered the NFL with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State following the 2018 draft.


Dec 20 2018 - Jamal Agnew
  CB Jamal Agnew was activated from reserve/injured; designated for return by the Lions Wednesday (Dec. 19).


Dec 20 2018 - Kerryon Johnson
  RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) was placed on reserve/injured by the Lions Wednesday (Dec. 19). He will miss the remainder of the 2018 season.


Dec 20 2018 - Justin Stockton
  RB Justin Stockton was signed by the Lions to their practice squad Wednesday (Dec. 19). He had been waived by the Seahawks Sept. 1. Stockton comes to Detroit after most recently spending a portion of the preseason with the Seahawks, who signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech following the 2018 draft.


Dec 19 2018 - Kerryon Johnson
  RB Kerryon Johnson is expected to be placed on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday. Johnson sustained a knee injury during the second half of a 20-19 win versus the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 18. He was injured on a run in which he cut to the left side of the field before being tackled near the sideline for a 3-yard gain. The 21-year-old, who missed the next four games, is expected to make a full recovery this offseason.


Dec 18 2018 - Brandon Powell
  S Tyvis Powell was signed by the 49ers to their practice squad Tuesday (Dec. 18). He had been waived by the 49ers Nov. 12 and released from the Jets practice squad Dec. 11. Powell (6-3, 211) also appeared in four games (one start) this season with the 49ers and registered five tackles and one forced fumble on defense in addition to one special teams tackle prior to being waived by the team. He was signed to the Jets practice squad on Dec. 4 and the released.


Dec 18 2018 - Brandon Reilly
  WR Brandon Reilly was signed by the Lions to their practice squad Tuesday (Dec. 18). He had been waived by the Lions Sept. 1. Reilly joins the Lions after most recently spending the offseason program and preseason with the Buffalo Bills. Originally signing with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska in 2017, Reilly split his rookie season between the team's practice squad and active roster.


Dec 18 2018 - Da'Shawn Hand
  DL Da'Shawn Hand (knee) was placed on reserve/injured by the Lions Tuesday (Dec. 18). He will miss the remainder of the 2018 season.


Dec 18 2018 - John Atkins
  DT John Atkins was signed by the Lions from their practice squad Tuesday (Dec. 18). Atkins joins the active roster after spending a portion of this season on the team's practice squad. Currently in his rookie season, Atkins originally entered the NFL with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia.


Dec 17 2018 - Matthew Stafford
  QB Matthew Stafford finished 22 of 29 for 208 yards passing and a touchdown.


Dec 17 2018 - Kenny Golladay
  WR Kenny Golladay finished with a career-best 146 yards Sunday in Buffalo.


Dec 17 2018 - Kerryon Johnson
  RB Kerryon Johnson missed his fourth straight game with a knee injury.


Dec 17 2018 - Devon Kennard
  LB Devon Kennard recorded his team-leading and career-high seventh sack in Sunday's 14-13 loss at Buffalo.


Dec 17 2018 - Jarrad Davis
  LB Jarrad Davis committed a costly offsides penalty on third-and-seven in the final minutes that allowed the Bills to stay on the field. "Just the cadence," Davis said of the play. ?He did a good job with his cadence. Like I said, I lost focus on the ball, looked out and I came back in and just didn't look at the ball. To lose the opportunity to miss that chance, hurt the team."


Dec 17 2018 - Matt Prater
  K Matt Prater missed an extra point and a 48-yard field with 5:50 remaining in the fourth quarter Sunday. He had made his first 25 extra points before Sunday and made 15 consecutive field goals since Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers.


Dec 16 2018 - Matthew Stafford
  QB Matthew Stafford went 22 of 29 for 208 yards and one touchdown in the Lions' 14-13 loss to the Bills on Sunday. "It's frustrating," Stafford said. "You play this game for the opportunity for the playoffs and a chance to win the whole thing, so any time that gets taken away from you right now or the championship game, whatever it is, it's disappointing." After a scoreless first quarter, the Lions drew first blood when Stafford directed a nine-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with a four-yard touchdown pass to Andy Jones. Stafford also engineered a 77-yard scoring drive.


Dec 15 2018 - Deontez Alexander
  WR Deontez Alexander was released from the practice squad by the Lions Friday (December 14).


Dec 12 2018 - Charles Washington
  S Charles Washington is expected to miss at least one week with a hamstring injury.


Dec 12 2018 - Da'Shawn Hand
  DL Da'Shawn Hand suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain last week against Arizona and will miss Sunday's game against the Bills. Hand was one of eight players who left the Cardinals game early with injuries.


Dec 12 2018 - Kerryon Johnson
  RB Kerryon Johnson is expected to miss his fourth straight game with a knee injury Sunday in Buffalo. Johnson remains the Lions' leading rusher, but the team has survived his absence well. The Lions have topped 100 yards rushing in each of the last three games.


Dec 12 2018 - Jonathan Wynn
  DE Jonathan Wynn was signed by the Lions to the practice squad Wednesday (Dec. 12). He had been released by the Redskins from the practice squad Nov 19. Currently in his rookie season, Wynn joins the Lions after beginning this season with the Minnesota Vikings, where he spent time on Minnesota's practice squad. He originally entered the NFL with the Vikings this season as an undrafted free agent out of Vanderbilt.


Dec 12 2018 - Joshua Frazier
  DT Joshua Frazier was signed by the Lions to their practice squad Wednesday (Dec. 12). He had been waived by the Steelers Sept. 1. Frazier comes to Detroit after spending time with the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2018 preseason. He was drafted by the Steelers in the seventh round (246th overall) of the 2018 draft out of Alabama.


Dec 12 2018 - Jarron Jones
  T Jarron Jones was signed by the Lions to the practice squad Wednesday (Dec. 12). He had been released by the Vikings from practice-squad injured Nov. 27. Jones comes to the club after stints this season with the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squads. He originally entered the NFL in 2017 with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame.


Dec 12 2018 - Darius Slay
  CB Darius Slay was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after returning an interception 67 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's 17-9 triumph over the Arizona Cardinals.


Dec 11 2018 - Leo Koloamatangi
  C Leo Koloamatangi was signed by the Lions Tuesday (Dec. 11) from the practice squad. Koloamatangi joins the active roster after stints on the Lions practice squad during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He originally entered the NFL with the Lions in 2017 as an undrafted free agent out of Hawaii.


Dec 11 2018 - Jerome Cunningham
  TE Jerome Cunningham was signed by the Lions Tuesday (Dec. 11) from the practice squad. After beginning the 2018 season on the Tennessee Titans' practice squad, Cunningham was signed by Detroit to the practice squad during Week 4 of this season. Currently in his second NFL season, he has appeared in 10 games (three starts) and recorded eight receptions for 59 receiving yards. Cunningham originally entered the NFL in 2014 with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Connecticut State.


Dec 11 2018 - Michael Roberts
  RE Michael Roberts was placed on injured reserve Tuesday because of a shoulder injury. Roberts had nine catches for 100 yards and three touchdowns this season. He was a fourth-round pick of the Lions in the 2017 NFL Draft, and he had four catches for 46 yards last season as a rookie.


Dec 11 2018 - Ezekiel Ansah
  DE Ziggy Ansah was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, which means his season is over and his time with the Lions may be over as well. He becomes a free agent in March, and after an injury-plagued year that limited his production, the Lions might not be willing to re-sign him. Ansah, the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, made $17.143 million this season by playing on the franchise tender for defensive ends. He has played in just seven games, including only two starts, because of a variety of shoulder injuries, and he recorded only four sacks and 12 total tackles.


Dec 11 2018 - Da'Shawn Hand
  DT Da'Shawn Hand (knee) was also carted off Sunday. He suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain. The amount of games he will miss is uncertain.


Dec 11 2018 - Ezekiel Ansah
  DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) reportedly is close to going on injured reserve. He reinjured his shoulder Sunday and was carted off showing a tearful response.



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