Detroit Lions Strategy And Personnel 10-10-11


–CB Aaron Berry, who opened the season as the starting nickel back, continues to be hampered by a groin injury. Brandon McDonald has taken over the nickel back duties.

–OT Jacques McClendon was released off the 53-man roster to make room for Vincent Fuller, but he was re-signed to the practice squad.

–WR Owen Spencer was released from the practice squad.

–DT Ndamukong Suh’s sack total (two) is well off his 10-sack pace of a year ago, but he’s not stressing it. “Any competitive defensive lineman wants a lot of sacks and it’s unfortunate that we are down on our numbers, but we understand we’ve done some good things,” Suh said. “One way to measure us to see the things we’ve done in the backfield, causing pressure and making quarterbacks loft balls up that lead to interceptions. But by all means, we want to get back to sacking the quarterback.”

–FS Louis Delmas hasn’t missed a game, and only a couple of defensive snaps, despite playing through a couple of painful injuries. A hip pointer slowed him in Weeks 2 and 3, and the last two he’s battled through an abdominal injury. Delmas has only missed two games in his first two-and-a-quarter seasons.

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