Lions safety James Ihedigbo is inactive and will miss his third straight game to start the season when Detroit hosts Green Bay on Sunday.
“As long as we don’t give up big play touchdowns,” said defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, “we should have an opportunity to win.”
Ihedigbo says his status is day-to-day. However, he also said his improvement has been steady, without setbacks.
In typical NFL fashion, the focus now shifts from Lawson to who will replace him.
Waddle started Monday night’s victory over the New York Giants but was hurt in the first half. Ihedigbo missed the opener and is doubtful this weekend with a neck injury.
With Bentley out for the year, the Lions will likely be making some acquisition at the position soon.
Lions safety James Ihedigbo is inactive for Monday night’s game against the New York Giants, leaving Detroit’s suspect secondary short-handed for the season opener.
After listing Ihedigbo on the injury report Thursday, coaches would not elaborate on his status.
Ihedigbo had been expected to start for the team, but he missed practice Thursday because of injuries to the knee and neck.
Ihedigbo is resting, Jones is still on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, and Van Noy is out with an abdominal injury.