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NFC North Standings

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1-1-0 2-1-0
0-1-0 2-1-0
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Top Lions News

  • Lions' D'Andre Swift: Not expected for Week 4

    Coach Dan Campbell said Friday that Swift (shoulder) is "probably out" for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Jeff Risdon of USA Today LionsWire reports.

    The Lions haven't yet given Swift an official injury designation for Week 4, but it sounds like Campbell considers the third-year pro 'doubtful' for Sunday's contest against Seattle. That would pave the way for Jamaal Williams and Craig Reynolds to lead Detroit's backfield while Swift works to potentially return Week 5 at New England. With Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) already ruled out against the Seahawks, the Lions' offense could be without arguably its top two playmakers.

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  • Lions' DJ Chark: To play Week 4

    Coach Dan Campbell said Friday that Chark (ankle) will suit up versus Seattle on Sunday, Eric Woodyard of ESPN.com reports.

    Chark will get a chance to operate as Detroit's top wideout with Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) ruled out, and his target opportunities could further rise if D'Andre Swift (shoulder) is unable to go. Josh Reynolds (ankle) and T.J. Hockenson (foot) could also see increased volume in the receiving game, though they have both likewise dealt with injuries in practice this week.

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  • Lions' Amon-Ra St. Brown: Ruled out for Week 4

    St. Brown (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Eric Woodyard of ESPN.com reports.

    St. Brown suffered a right ankle sprain Week 3 and will need to miss at least one game while he recovers, making his next chance to return Oct. 09 versus the Patriots. Meanwhile, DJ Chark (ankle) is expected to play, while D'Andre Swift (shoulder) is likely out, per Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site. In St. Brown's stead, Josh Reynolds (ankle) and tight end T.J. Hockenson (foot) could both benefit from increased target volume, as long as they're also cleared to play.

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  • Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Returns to practice Thursday

    Hockenson (foot) was a limited participant in practice Thursday.

    Hockenson sat out Wednesday's session due to the foot issue, but his ability to take some reps Thursday seemingly puts him in good position to suit up this weekend against the Seahawks. The availability of other key targets in Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle), DJ Chark (ankle) and D'Andre Swift (shoulder/shoulder) is less certain, and Hockenson could be in store for more involvement in the passing game than usual if any of those three players aren't available Sunday. Through three games, Hockenson is averaging 27.3 receiving yards on six targets per contest.

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  • Lions' Josh Reynolds: Bumps up practice participation

    Reynolds (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Thursday.

    Though Reynolds and tight end T.J. Hockenson (foot) returned to the practice field in some capacity Thursday after sitting out Wednesday, the Lions could still be without multiple key options in the passing game Sunday against the Seahawks. All of Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle), DJ Chark (ankle) and D'Andre Swift (ankle/shoulder) sat out Thursday's session, leaving their respective statuses in greater question than those of Reynolds or Hockenson. Assuming he can move past his own injury concern, Reynolds could find himself in prime position to build on the 6-96-0 receiving line on 10 targets that he turned in during Detroit's Week 3 loss to Minnesota.

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  • Lions' Austin Seibert: Sitting for practice again

    Seibert (groin) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Seibert's right groin injury will keep him off the practice field for the second day in a row, but the Lions aren't yet closing the door on him being available to kick in Sunday's game against the Seahawks. In fact, special teams coordinator Dave Fipp told Kyle Meinke of MLive.com earlier Thursday that he "feels good about where [Seibert] is at" at this stage of the week, even after the kicker missed 48- and 56-yard field-goal attempts in last week's loss to the Vikings. Detroit has Dominik Eberle available on the practice squad as an option to kick Week 4 if Seibert doesn't progress from the injury as well as the Lions hope heading into Sunday.

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  • Lions' DJ Chark: Sits out practice

    Chark (ankle) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    After opening the week as a limited participant Wednesday, Chark was sidelined Thursday along with top wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle), who also sat out Wednesday's session. Taking a step back in the middle of the week in terms of practice activity typically isn't a promising sign, though it's conceivable Chark's absence from Thursday's session may have been maintenance-based. Whatever the case, Chark -- as well as St. Brown -- will likely need to get back on the field in some fashion Friday before the Lions provide a gauge for their chances of suiting up Sunday against the Seahawks.

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  • Lions' Amon-Ra St. Brown: Sidelined for another practice

    St. Brown (ankle) isn't practicing Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    The right ankle sprain that St. Brown picked up the Lions' Week 3 loss to the Vikings was initially believed to be a minor concern, but the second-year wideout's absence from back-to-back practices to begin Week 4 prep would seem to suggest otherwise. The Lions may just be exercising some caution with their No. 1 receiver early in the week, but St. Brown will likely need to get back on the field in some capacity Friday for fantasy managers to feel good about his chances of playing Sunday against the Seahawks. St. Brown isn't the only banged-up Lions pass catcher as the weekend approaches; top back D'Andre Swift (shoulder/ankle) and fellow starting wideout DJ Chark (ankle) were both absent from practice Thursday, while receiver Josh Reynolds (ankle) and tight end T.J. Hockenson (foot) were back on the field after sitting out Wednesday's session.

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  • Lions' D'Andre Swift: Sitting for another practice

    Swift (shoulder/ankle) isn't practicing Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Swift's absence from practice for the second day in a row seemingly supports head coach Dan Campbell's assertion Wednesday that the running back isn't trending toward playing in Sunday's game against the Seahawks. The Lions will wait until Friday before providing a designation for Swift, but unless the third-year back is able to get back on the practice field in some capacity, Jamaal Williams and Craig Reynolds will likely head Detroit's Week 4 backfield. Swift, who is managing a sprained left shoulder in addition to an ankle issue, may also be a candidate to sit out through the Lions' Week 6 bye if he doesn't show any meaningful improvement by the time the Lions begin Week 5 prep next Wednesday.

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  • Lions' Austin Seibert: Team sounds optimistic

    Special teams coordinator Dave Fipp said Thursday that he "feels good" about Seibert's (groin) chances of being available for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

    Seibert missed two long field-goal tries during the Lions' Week 3 loss to the Vikings and didn't practice Wednesday due to a groin injury, but the team seems to be optimistic about his chances of suiting up Week 4. The kicker has two more chances to practice in some capacity ahead of Sunday's game against Seattle.

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  • Lions' Austin Seibert: Sidelined due to groin injury

    Seibert didn't practice Wednesday due to a groin injury.

    Seibert missed 48-yard and 56-yard field-goal attempts during the Lions' Week 3 loss to Minnesota, but it's unclear if he was dealing with his current groin injury during the contest. His absence Wednesday is certainly concerning, but he'll have two more opportunities to return to practice before the team has to make a decision on his status for Week 4.

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  • Lions' DJ Chark: Limited at first Week 4 practice

    Chark was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice due to ankle injury.

    Limited participation puts him a step ahead of fellow Detroit wide receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds, both of whom were held out with ankle injuries. All three wideouts could be ready to go for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, but Chark's target share projection would get a nice boost if he were able to play and if St. Brown wasn't.

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  • Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Dealing with foot injury

    Hockenson was held out of practice Wednesday due to a foot injury.

    Hockenson was bothered by a hip injury during Week 3 prep but still suited up this past Sunday in Minnesota, reeling in three of four targets for 18 yards and one touchdown. Production has been lacking for the fourth-year tight end this season, as he's compiled a 10-82-1 receiving line on 18 targets through three contests. In the short term, Hockenson's status should be watched as the week goes on, with Friday's practice report potentially providing insight into his odds to suit up Sunday versus the Seahawks.

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  • Lions' Amon-Ra St. Brown: Doesn't practice Wednesday

    St. Brown (ankle) was listed as a non-participant in practice Wednesday.

    St. Brown played through an ankle issue Week 3 at Minnesota and still put up six catches (on nine targets) for 73 yards in a 28-24 loss. On Wednesday, he told Eric Woodyard of ESPN.com that he's dealing with nothing more than a sprained right ankle and views himself as day-to-day. Considering his comment, St. Brown may in danger of sitting out Sunday against the Seahawks, so his status should continue to be watched as the weekend approaches.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 170.3
(3rd)
249.3
(19th)
409.0
(3rd)
Def. 142.3
(27th)
280.0
(26th)
408.0
(29th)

Injuries

Player Injury
A. St. Brown WR Amon-Ra St. Brown WR Ankle
D. Swift RB D'Andre Swift RB Shoulder
T. Hockenson TE T.J. Hockenson TE Foot
J. Williams WR Jameson Williams WR Knee - ACL
D. Chark WR D.J. Chark WR Ankle

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