Mayhew: Lions Changing 'Some Of Our Procedures' With Draft EvaluationsEighteen of the 51 players drafted by the Lions since 2009 are either out of football completely or not currently signed to an NFL roster or practice squad.
ESPN Rates Lions The 13th Most-Injured Team In NFLBut in reality, there are a few excuses ready-made: According to ESPN's recent rankings, Detroit is the 13th most-injured team in the league.
Tyrunn Walker Doing 'Well' After Surgery; Lions Injuries Pile Up"These guys, they love what they’re doing. This is not an easy game to take part in, but yet the injuries are really a tough part of what we do."
Injury Report: Detroit Lions Getting Healthier, But Big Names Missing Against SeahawksThe Detroit Lions finally appear to be getting on a healthy track, and they're going to need to be for Monday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately, there are still some big names that are on the shelf and will miss the NFC showdown.
DeAndre Levy Back On Practice Field For First Time In Regular SeasonLinebacker DeAndre Levy participated during the open portion of the Lions’ practice Thursday, the first time that he’s done so since the preseason.
Stafford Probable For Sunday, Pettigrew Out, Levy DoubtfulThe Matthew Stafford watch is essentially on hold this week, as he was listed as “probable” on the Lions’ Friday injury report for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.
Stafford A Full Participant, Ansah Out, Three Safeties Limited At Lions' PracticeQuarterback Matthew Stafford was a full participant in the Lions’ Wednesday practice, as he deals with an unspecified injury to his ribs that he suffered against Minnesota.
Lions Activate Joique Bell And Haloti Ngata; Announce Roster CutsWith the deadline to slim its roster down to 75 coming on Tuesday, Detroit made several other moves including cuts and activations.
Ansah Aiming For Greatness"I don't put numbers on what I'm trying to accomplish," defensive end Ziggy Ansah said Thursday. "I'm just trying to be the greatest."
Ansah's Performance Earning Rave Reviews; Ihedigbo Calls Him 'Man Amongst Boys'For Ansah's Thanksgiving Day effort against the Chicago Bears, Pro Football Focus gave him a rating of 7.4, his highest of the season by a decent margin.
Caldwell, Austin Hopeful To Have Ansah Play In Friday's Game"We’ll be able to check with the doctors after today’s practice," Caldwell said. "Hopefully he’ll be able to get some snaps.”
Ziggy Ansah Taken Off PUP ListAnsah underwent surgery on his shoulder this offseason.
No Timetable For Return Of Ziggy AnsahOther Lions on the PUP list include Golden Tate and TJ Jones. Caldwell said the team has seen progress from those two as well as Ansah.
Lions Looking Healthy Heading Into PittsburghThe Detroit Lions head to Pittsburgh this week to take on a Steelers team that has been playing better recently. Fortunately, the team appears to be pretty healthy at the moment.
Detroit Lions May Be Without Key Defensive Players Against VikingsThe Detroit Lions begin the 2013 season with a home game against the Minnesota Vikings, but will they be without two important defensive players for the occasion?