Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense17th103.1 (21st)243.8 (10th)
Defense31st115.9 (21st)284.4 (32nd)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
76Aboushi, Oday G6-53156/5/19918Virginia
39Agnew, Jamal WR5-101904/3/19954San Diego
80Amendola, Danny WR5-1118511/2/198512Texas Tech
10Blough, David QB6-12057/31/19952Purdue
94Bryant, Austin DE6-626111/12/19962Clemson
45Cabinda, Jason FB6-12353/17/19962Penn State
87Cephus, Quintez WR6-12084/1/1998RWisconsin
27Coleman, Justin CB5-111903/27/19936Tennessee
58Collins, Jamie OLB6-325510/20/19898Southern Miss
65Crosby, Tyrell T6-43159/5/19953Oregon
66Dahl, Joe G6-43104/9/19935Washington State
4Daniel, Chase QB6-022510/7/198612Missouri
40Davis, Jarrad MLB6-124511/16/19944Florida
68Decker, Taylor T6-73188/23/19935Ohio State
90Flowers, Trey DE6-22658/16/19936Arkansas
38Ford, Mike CB6-01988/4/19953Southeast Missouri State
3Fox, Jack P6-22159/1/19961Rice
19Golladay, Kenny WR6-421411/3/19934Northern Illinois
 Griffen, Everson DE6-327312/22/198711USC
17Hall, Marvin WR5-101904/10/19934Washington
93Hand, Da'Shawn DE6-329711/14/19953Alabama
26Harmon, Duron SS6-12051/24/19918Rutgers
25Harris, Will FS6-120712/19/19952Boston College
88Hockenson, T.J. TE6-52507/3/19972Iowa
73Jackson, Jonah G6-43122/5/1997ROhio State
83James, Jesse TE6-72556/4/19946Penn State
33Johnson, Kerryon RB5-112116/30/19973Auburn
11Jones, Marvin WR6-21983/12/19909California
52Jones, Christian OLB6-32502/18/19917Florida State
32Kearse, Jayron SAF6-42152/11/19945Clemson
35Killebrew, Miles SAF6-22225/10/19935Southern Utah
34McRae, Tony CB5-101853/5/19934North Carolina A&T
49Moore, C.J. SAF5-1119512/15/19952Ole Miss
48Muhlbach, Don LS6-42588/17/198117Texas A&M
89Nauta, Isaac TE6-32445/21/19972Georgia
67Nelson, Matt T6-731312/19/19951Iowa
30Okudah, Jeff CB6-12022/2/1999ROhio State
95Okwara, Romeo DE6-42636/17/19955Notre Dame
24Oruwariye, Amani CB6-22052/9/19962Penn State
91Penisini, John DT6-23255/31/1997RUtah
28Peterson, Adrian RB6-12203/21/198513Oklahoma
5Prater, Matt K5-102018/10/198414UCF
59Ragland, Reggie ILB6-22529/23/19935Alabama
77Ragnow, Frank C6-53115/17/19963Arkansas
44Reeves-Maybin, Jalen LB6-12331/31/19954Tennessee
29Roberts, Darryl CB6-119011/26/19906Marshall
43Scarbrough, Bo RB6-12359/29/19962Alabama
71Shelton, Danny NT6-23358/20/19936Washington
9Stafford, Matthew QB6-32202/7/198812Georgia
61Stenberg, Logan G6-63153/18/1997RKentucky
32Swift, D'Andre RB5-92151/14/1999RGeorgia
51Tavai, Jahlani OLB6-22509/28/19962Hawaii
23Trufant, Desmond CB6-11909/10/19908Washington
72Vaitai, Halapoulivaati T6-63206/16/19935TCU
21Walker, Tracy DB6-12102/1/19953Louisiana
97Williams, Nick DE6-43102/21/19906Samford
0Williams, Jonathan RB6-02172/2/19945Arkansas
Injured Players
46Bawden, Nick (IR) RB6-22456/22/19963San Diego State
86Bryant, Hunter (IR) TE6-22458/20/1998RWashington
96Cornell, Jashon (IR) DT6-328512/29/1996ROhio State
99Okwara, Julian (IR) DE6-425012/27/1997RNotre Dame
Practice Squad
 Benzschawel, Beau G6-63009/10/19952Wisconsin
13Bolden, Victor WR5-81784/4/19953Oregon State
 Dawkins, Dalyn RB5-718312/26/19942Colorado State
46Elliott, Jalen SAF6-12057/7/1998RNotre Dame
75Herron, Frank DE6-52767/9/19941LSU
85Kennedy, Tom WR5-101907/29/19961Bryant University
 Martin, Kareem OLB6-62622/19/19927North Carolina
 Martin, Marcus C6-333011/29/19936USC
57Pittman, Anthony LB6-324011/24/19961Wayne State (Mich.)
 Siposs, Arryn P6-221211/25/1992RAuburn
 Skipper, Dan T6-93259/20/19942Arkansas
92Strong, Kevin DT6-42858/5/19962Texas-San Antonio
36Virgin, Dee CB5-919510/29/19933West Alabama
 Whyte, Kerrith RB5-1020410/31/19962Florida Atlantic
54Wirtel, Steven LS6-422710/3/1997RIowa State
 
 
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Position Listing
Jason Cabinda
News
Cabinda (ankle) won't carry an injury tag into Sunday's game versus the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Cabinda elevated to full participation Friday and is ready for a second straight divisional matchup. In the season opener, he played 18 percent of offensive snaps, but he's more of a special teams contributor than anything else.

Steven Wirtel
No Updates
Danny Shelton
News
Shelton agreed Wednesday with the Lions on a two-year, $8 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

A 2015 first-round pick, Shelton never quite lived up to expectations in Cleveland but had a career year for the Patriots in 2019, recording 61 tackles and three sacks on 492 defensive snaps. The 345-pound space eater now heads to Detroit as a replacement for Damon Harrison, who was released by the Lions in February.

Darryl Roberts
News
Roberts (hip) is active for Sunday's game versus the Saints.

Roberts' role could take a hit with Desmond Trufant (hamstring) returning to the lineup, especially considering Roberts has allowed a 125.4 passer rating and two touchdowns when targeted this year. If he does indeed lose reps, it'll be because rookie first-rounder Jeff Okudah stepped up in the No. 3 CB role.

Reggie Ragland
News
Ragland reached an agreement Friday to sign with the Lions, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Selected by Buffalo in the second round of the 2016 draft, Ragland suffered an ACL injury during his first training camp and was traded to Kansas City a year later. He went on to start 32 of his 42 games the past three seasons, but he largely served as an early down specialist, recording 160 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one interception. The 26-year-old linebacker isn't likely to establish IDP value in Detroit, but he could push Jarrad Davis, Christian Jones or Jalen Reeves-Maybin for playing time. Jamie Collins is the only Lions linebacker that can safely be projected for a three-down role.

Halapoulivaati Vaitai
News
Vaitai (cramps) was absent from Wednesday's injury report.

Both Vaitai and Tyrell Crosby dealt with cramps during Sunday's win over the Jaguars in the scorching Florida heat, but both players were absent from the injury report. Now healthy, expect Vaitai to assume his usual starting role at right guard for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 9 at Minnesota
Jarrad Davis
News
Davis totaled four tackles during Sunday's 42-21 loss to Green Bay.

There was hope for more effective play from Davis in 2020 after he bulked up over the offseason, but the results haven't been pretty through two games into the 2020 season. On Sunday, Davis' 46 snaps significantly trailed that of Jahlani Tavai (59), and Davis saw three missed tackles go on his ledger while allowing both pass attempts with him in primary coverage to be completed, per Pro Football Focus. Any hope of Davis become an IDP factor is seemingly a pipe dream at this point.

Injury
Illness - Reserve - COVID-19
Julian Okwara
News
Okwara (undisclosed) was placed on IR on Wednesday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

The nature of Okwara's injury remains unclear, but he won't be eligible to suit up again until Nov. 15 against Washington at the earliest.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 10
D'Andre Swift
News
Swift registered 27 rushing yards and a touchdown on nine carries, adding four receptions for 21 yards during Sunday's 23-22 win against the Falcons.

Though Swift skated to an 8.3 yards-per-carry average with two rushing scores last week in a drubbing of the Jaguars, future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson still handled over 50 percent of the RB carries during Week 7. Swift has been consistently garnering more involvement in the passing game, out-targeting his veteran mentor by a 5-1 tally Sunday, though it appears Detroit is committed to working in Peterson as a key part of the ground game. The upcoming Week 8 matchup against Indianapolis is prohibitive for Lions backs in general, as the Colts are allowing a 3.5 yards-per-carry average to opposing backs this season with only three rushing scores surrendered.

Jalen Elliott
News
Elliott was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

It remains unclear whether Elliott actually tested positive for COVID-19 or if he was simply exposed, but he has finally been cleared to return to the field after nearly two weeks sidelined. He is looking to earn a spot on the team's final roster providing depth at strong safety.

Dan Skipper
News
Skipper (undisclosed) agreed to a contract with the Lions' practice squad Wednesday.

Skipper was waived off IR with an injury settlement by the Lions earlier this season but appears back to full health. The 25-year-old will provide depth at offensive line on the practice squad.

Beau Benzschawel
No Updates
Matthew Stafford
News
Stafford went 25-for-36 passing with 340 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions during Sunday's 23-22 win against the Falcons.

Stafford had committed an interception in consecutive outings entering Sunday's matchup, but he cleaned up his act by gifting zero giveaways to Atlanta in Week 7. Stafford's passing total towered over his preexisting season average of 248 passing yards per game, though he was held to just one passing TD for the third time in six starts. Stafford's Week 8 opponent, Indianapolis, entered Sunday allowing the second-fewest passing TDs in the NFL with seven.

Jamal Agnew
News
Agnew caught both his targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 34-16 victory over the Jaguars.

Agnew didn't get a rushing attempt after logging one in each of the two games before the Lions' Week 5 bye. However, like Marvin Hall, Agnew at least remains a part of the game plan unlike Week 1 target monster Quintez Cephus. The return specialist will look to make a big play in Week 7 against a Falcons defense that is allowing the most yards per pass attempt (8.6) in 2020.

Injury
Ribs - Questionable for Week 9 at Minnesota
Jeff Okudah
News
Okudah (hamstring) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Okudah wasn't ready to make his NFL debut in Week 1, but the third-overall pick appears good to go this Sunday against the Packers. The 21-year-old has a tough task ahead after Aaron Rodgers torched Minnesota's young secondary in the season opener, so this will be a good gauge of where the rookie stands. His responsibilities could be heightened if Desmond Trufant (hamstring) can't go after starting the practice week as a nonparticipant.

Will Harris
News
Wilson totaled four tackles, one sack and one pass breakup in Week 17 against Green Bay.

Apparently saving his best for last, Harris had a productive game that included a huge third-down sack of quarterback Aaron Rodgers that forced a Green Bay punt. In turn, the third-round rookie will finish his first professional season with 43 tackles, one sack and three PBUs in 16 games. With Tavon Wilson set to become an unrestricted free agent, it's possible Harris could open the 2020 campaign as a clear-cut starter next to Tracy Walker. However, there's a good chance Detroit re-signs Wilson this offseason despite the soon-to-be 30-year-old's advanced age, which would probably limit Harris' upside even if the youngster secures a starting role.

Everson Griffen
News
The Lions acquired Griffen from the Cowboys on Tuesday in exchange for a conditional 2021 sixth-round draft pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Griffen had been one of the few quality performers on a struggling Dallas defense this season, logging 2.5 sacks and 20 tackles through seven games. Since Griffen was playing on an expiring deal and the Cowboys recently returned another defensive end in Randy Gregory from suspension, Dallas apparently viewed the 32-year-old as an expendable piece. The addition of Griffen should provide a much-needed boost to Detroit's pass rush, but he won't be eligible to make his Lions debut until Week 9 in Minnesota while he waits to clear COVID-19 intake testing protocols, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

John Penisini
News
The Lions selected Penisini in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 197th overall.

Penisini is yet another Utah defender to get drafted, joining Bradlee Anae among Utes to go on Day 3. A defensive tackle, Penisini can generate a pass rush up the middle, having racked up 7.0 sacks in each of the last two seasons. He's 6-foot-1 and 318 pounds and will be sturdy against the run even if his athletic traits prevent him from carrying the pass rush success from college to the next level.

Anthony Pittman
News
Pittman was signed to the Lions' 53-man roster Friday, Lindsay Miller of the team's official website reports.

Pittman was on the team's practice squad prior to joining the active roster. The undrafted rookie will likely be making his NFL debut Week 17 and providing depth at outside linebacker.

Victor Bolden
News
The Lions signed Bolden to the practice squad Tuesday.

Bolden spent training camp with the Lions but was cut from the practice squad in early September. The 25-year-old wide receiver banked 15 NFL games over his first three seasons and mainly contributed as a kick returner.

Duron Harmon
News
Harmon said Friday that he hopes to play over 90 percent of defensive snaps in Detroit, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Harmon spent the first seven years of his career serving as a rotational safety in New England, serving as the team's No. 3 option in recent seasons. The 29-year-old will now reunite with coach Matt Patricia in Detroit, where he stands to spend the summer competing for a starting safety gig opposite Tracy Walker. It remains likely, of course, that the Lions will bring in additional competition as the offseason continues.

Joe Dahl
News
The Lions activated Dahl (groin) from injured reserve Saturday.

Dahl was placed on IR after Week 1 and will make his return to the lineup Sunday versus the Jaguars. He could start if Frank Ragnow (groin), who is listed as questionable, is ultimately ruled out.

Oday Aboushi
News
Aboushi agreed to a one-year contract with the Lions on Tuesday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

Aboushi will return to the Motor City for a second straight season after making seven appearances (two starts) for the Lions in 2019. He'll likely fill a depth role at guard.

Arryn Siposs
News
Siposs has been activated from the Lions' reserve/COVID-19 list.

Siposs, a rookie out of Auburn, will now look to compete with Jack Fox for the Lions' 2020 punting job.

Amani Oruwariye
News
Oruwariye has been activated from the Lions' reserve/COVID-19 list.

The 24-year is now on track to rejoin the Lions' secondary, where he'll look to carve out a bigger role this season after logging 19 tackles and two picks in nine games with the team in 2019.

Kenny Golladay
News
Golladay corralled six of his seven targets for 114 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-22 win against the Falcons.

Though Golladay was held without a touchdown for a second consecutive outing, he has totaled 219 receiving yards on 10 combined catches the past two weeks. The offensive workload has, non surprisingly, remained consistent for the reigning Pro Bowler, as he's averaged seven targets per game through four appearances. Golladay has paced the team in receiving each of those four outings, but an upcoming matchup against Indianapolis' No. 2 pass defense restricts his upside for Week 8.

Injury
Hip - Doubtful for Week 9 at Minnesota
Desmond Trufant
News
Trufant (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

Trufant was unable to practice all week, and he'll sit out against his former team as a result. He'll hope to dress for the first time since Week 4 when the Lions travel to Indianapolis in Week 8.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 9 at Minnesota
T.J. Hockenson
News
Hockenson caught five of his six targets for 59 receiving yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-22 win against the Falcons.

Hockenson snared a game-tying 11-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford as time expired, with Matt Prater clinching the win for Detroit by way of a 48-yard extra point. The 2019 No. 8 overall draft choice has tallied a TD in three consecutive games, though he was held under 20 receiving yards in two of those outings. Hockenson has enjoyed a healthy workload of 5.2 targets per game, but a Week 8 matchup against Indianapolis is prohibitive. The Colts are yet to surrender a tight end TD in 2020 and also have allowed the second-fewest receptions to the position (17).

Marvin Jones
News
Jones corralled five of his six targets for 80 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-22 win against the Falcons.

Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said this week that he needed to find creative ways to get Jones more involved in the game plan, and during Week 7 that effort was visible. Jones finished one notch behind Kenny Golladay for the team lead in targets, while his 80 receiving yards marked a season high. The 30-year-old totaled just 17 yards over Detroit's preceding two games combined entering Sunday, but evidently there does exist a reality in which Jones and Golladay can cohabitate as viable fantasy football assets this season. The Lions will next face a Colts defense that ranks behind only Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh in DVOA but that has already surrendered six TDs to opposing WRs on the year.

Bo Scarbrough
News
Scarbrough (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

The 24-year-old was activated off injured reserve Saturday after missing the first five games of the season for undisclosed reasons, but he won't be in uniform Sunday. Even when active, Scarbrough figures to play a minimal offensive role while Adrian Peterson, D'Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson remain healthy.

Frank Ragnow
News
Ragnow (groin) is active for Sunday's matchup against Jacksonville.

The 24-year-old center played 100 percent of Detroit's offensive snaps Weeks 1 through 4, but he suffered a groin injury during Wednesday's practice and had to be held out entirely for Thursday's session. Ragnow was able to log partial participation Friday, and he will be active for a Lions offensive line that ranks bottom 10 in sacks allowed (three per game) and stuffed rate (19 percent, per Football Outsiders).

Nick Williams
News
Williams (shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Williams upgraded to a full practice Friday after a pair of limited sessions to start the week, clearing him for the Lions' Week 3 trip to Arizona. He recorded two tackles in his Detroit debut against the Bears before sitting out Week 2 against the Packers.

Jahlani Tavai
News
Tavai (shoulder) could push Jarrad Davis for reps at middle linebacker in training camp, Tim Twentyman of the Lions official site reports.

Tavai had a solid rookie campaign with 58 total tackles, two sacks, one interception and one forced fumble, though he missed the season finale after picking up a shoulder injury. The Lions declined Davis' fifth-year option for 2021 this spring, so Tavai could make a push for the starting job with a strong showing in camp.

Matt Prater
News
Prater converted three of four field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Sunday's 23-22 victory over Atlanta.

Prater practically won this game for Detroit, first capping off one of the Lions' only successful drives in the first half with a 50-yard field goal as the second quarter expired. Prater then made another from 51 yards out in the third, uncharacteristically missed a go-ahead FGA from 46 in the fourth, then later redeemed himself with a successful 49-yard go-ahead field goal as well as the walk-off PAT that happened to be from 48 yards out due to penalties. Prater has now attempted at least four field goals in three of six games in 2020 and he will remain amongst the highest-upside fantasy options when the Lions take on the Colts in Week 8.

Tony McRae
News
McRae agreed to terms Friday on a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Lions, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

McRae notched a career-high 22 tackles (17 solo) to go with one defended pass across 16 games with the Bengals last season, and he'll now add depth to Detroit's secondary. The 26-year-old stands to do most of his damage with the Lions on special teams.

Jonathan Williams
News
Washington signed Williams to the practice squad Friday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

The Lions cut Williams from their practice squad last week, but he'll have a new opportunity in Washington following news that Bryce Love (knee) has been placed on IR. Last season with the Colts, Williams rushed 49 times for 235 yards (4.8 YPC) and a touchdown.

Injury
Undisclosed - Commissioner's Exempt List
Jack Fox
No Updates
Nick Bawden
News
The Lions placed Bawden (undisclosed) on injured reserve Monday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

This is a tough break for Bawden, as he'll be placed on injured reserve for the second time in three seasons. It's unclear as to the specifics of the injury, but the 2018 seventh-round pick will reside on IR barring an injury settlement with the club. Bawden saw action in 10 games in 2019 while playing on offense and special teams, catching four passes for 17 yards.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Adrian Peterson
News
Peterson registered 29 rushing yards on 11 carries, also hauling in his lone target for one yard during Sunday's 23-22 win against the Falcons.

Against an Atlanta defense that boasts Pro Bowler Grady Jarrett as the anchor of its line, Peterson averaged a season-low 2.6 yards per carry during Week 7. Though it was a disappointing outing for the four-time All-Pro -- and the Lions' rushing game as a whole for that matter -- it appears that Peterson is a fixture of the Detroit ground attack going forward. He's had double-digit carries in every game but one so far this season as well as TDs in two of his past three appearances heading into a Week 8 matchup against the Colts.

Kevin Strong
News
Strong reverted back to the Lions' practice squad Monday, according to the NFL's official transaction report.

Strong was called up to the active roster ahead of Sunday's loss to the Packers, playing in 13 of the 73 defensive snaps. He'll now return to the practice squad but could be called upon again if the Lions need some defensive line depth ahead of gameday.

Kareem Martin
News
The Giants released Martin on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Martin appeared in just five regular-season contests in 2019 due to a knee injury, notching six tackles (three solo). His release frees up $4.8 million in 2020 cap space for the Giants while leaving $1.2 million in dead money. The 28-year-old will now look to latch on elsewhere in the league ahead of training camp.

Jesse James
News
James caught one of two targets for 31 yards during Sunday's 35-39 loss to the Saints.

James caught his longest pass as a member of the Lions, but he'll certainly remain a complementary piece of the Lions' passing game as long as everyone else is healthy.

C.J. Moore
News
Moore (calf) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars.

The 24-year-old had been beleaguered by hamstring and calf injuries over the first month of the season, playing in just one of the Lions' first four games. A Week 5 bye permitted Moore the opportunity to heal up, and he will now assist Detroit in pursuit of its second win of the season. In his lone appearance Week 2, Moore fielded 63 percent of the special-teams workload, though he did not receive a single defensive snap.

Mike Ford
News
The Lions activated Ford (leg) from injured reserve Saturday.

Ford has practiced for two weeks without a setback, and he'll return to the lineup Sunday against the Falcons. The 25-year-old cornerback is in line for his season debut, but due to the offseason reinforcements at the position, it's unlikely that Ford plays much on defense.

Hunter Bryant
News
Bryant (concussion/hamstring) was placed on IR on Friday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Bryant has been bothered by both a concussion and a hamstring injury, and the depth tight end will have to sit out for at least three weeks as a result. He can return Nov. 8 against Minnesota at the earliest, and Detroit may opt to bring in another tight end behind T.J. Hockenson and Jesse James in the meantime.

Injury
Concussion - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 9
Austin Bryant
News
Bryant (pectoral) returned to practice Wednesday, indicating the beginning of his 21-day window to be activated from the reserve/PUP list, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Bryant didn't participate in training camp, and this was his first time on the practice field this season. The 2019 fourth-round pick has been dealing with a pectoral injury, but it appears he could make a return to the lineup soon. Trey Flowers (ankle) and Da'Shawn Hand are the Lions' starting defensive ends, but once he's healthy, Bryant will battle for leftover reps with Romeo Okwara.

Injury
Pectoral - Physically Unable to Perform. Expected Return - Week 9
Miles Killebrew
News
Killebrew (personal) is absent from Detroit's injury report Wednesday.

The 27-year-old missed Sunday's win over the Falcons for personal reasons, but he's back with the team for the start of practice this week. Killebrew has exclusively played special teams for the Lions this season.

Jamie Collins
News
Collins logged nine tackles during Sunday's 35-29 loss to the Saints.

Detroit played some its best defense of the season Sunday against a solid Saints offense, and Collins played a large role in any success the unit had. Considering the 29-year-old has the potential to contribute in run support, as a pass-rusher or in pass coverage, Collins should remain an interesting IDP prospect throughout the year.

Christian Jones
News
Jones (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the Saints.

Jones has played at least 63 percent of defensive snaps in every game this season and is slated for a similar role Sunday despite being banged up. His IDP outlook remains low, however, as the 29-year-old linebacker has recorded just 10 tackles (five solo) and a pass breakup through three games.

Jayron Kearse
News
The NFL lifted Kearse's suspension Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Kearse was handed a three-game suspension in July for violating the league's substance abuse policy, but he's eligible to return to action in Week 4 against the Jaguars. The Clemson product played 15 games for the Vikings last year and recorded 28 tackles, six pass breakups and an interception while averaging 18.3 snaps per game. Kearse will likely start out in a reserve role with an opportunity to climb the depth chart.

Don Muhlbach
News
Muhlbach signed a one-year contract extension with the Lions on Wednesday, Kirkland Crawford of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Muhlbach is thus set to return to Detroit for a 16th consecutive season as the team's long snapper. The 37-year-old has appeared in 228 career games for Detroit, the second-highest total in team history.

Kerrith Whyte
News
Whyte was placed on the Lions' practice squad/injured list Tuesday with an unspecified injury, Erik Schlitt of USA Today reports.

The 23-year-old will be sidelined for at least three weeks due to the undisclosed injury. Whyte joined Detroit's practice squad in early September after being waived by Pittsburgh.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 9 at Minnesota
Marvin Hall
News
Hall caught one of two targets for 24 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Packers.

Down 34-14 in the fourth quarter, Hall capped off a 75-yard drive for the Lions by snagging his first touchdown of the year. However, his playing time (17 of 59 offensive snaps) again massively trailed that of interim No. 3 receiving Quintez Cephus (39 snaps) in the continued absence of Kenny Golladay (hamstring). Seemingly set in his role as a rotational deep threat, Hall will remain an unreliable bet for production even if Golladay suits up for Week 3's matchup with Arizona.

Jashon Cornell
News
Cornell (Achilles) was placed on the reserve/injured list Thursday, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

Cornell suffered a serious Achilles' injury during practice Tuesday and his season is now more than likely over. The former Ohio State Buckeye was a seventh-round selection by the Lions in April and figured to compete for a depth role along the defensive line in 2020.

Injury
Achilles - Injured Reserve
Da'Shawn Hand
News
Hand (chest) is active for Sunday's game versus the Saints.

Hand will avoid missing time with a chest injury that popped up this week. The 24-year-old defensive end should resume starting duties, where he's registered six tackles (four solo) through three games.

Dee Virgin
News
The Lions signed Virgin to the practice squad Sunday.

Virgin was a strong special teams performer for the Lions last season, playing a team-high 360 snaps in 2019, so it's a bit of a surprise that he failed to make the active roster. However, he will remain with the team on the practice squad with hopes of getting called up should the team suffer any injuries in the secondary.

Justin Coleman
News
Coleman (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday.

Coleman has resided on injured reserve since suffering the hamstring issue in Week 1, and he'll now have a chance to return beginning Week 7. Whenever the Tennessee product is ready and activated by the Lions, he'll likely contribute as a depth or slot cornerback as long as he stays healthy.

Dalyn Dawkins
News
The Lions cut Dawkins from the practice squad Saturday.

The Lions appear comfortable with their running back rotation after D'Andre Swift's breakout game Week 6, so they're cutting loose the practice squad depth. The third-year pro will seek a practice squad role elsewhere. He has 11 career NFL rushes for 26 yards.

Isaac Nauta
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Nauta reverted to the Lions' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Nauta has made appearances in consecutive games for Detroit following the team's Week 5 bye, meaning the door remains open for him to return in the near future. The 23-year-old fielded 18 offensive snaps without tallying a reception in his season debut against the Jaguars, and this past Sunday against the Falcons he recorded a three-yard catch. Nauta may fluctuate on and off the active roster this season depending upon need, but that's only as long as another NFL team doesn't try to nab him off the Lions' practice squad.

Trey Flowers
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Flowers (wrist) isn't on the injury report heading into Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Flowers has improved with each passing day in practice, going from no practice Wednesday to a limited session Thursday before upgrading to a full practice Friday. As a result, he'll be out there Sunday looking to build on his season total of two sacks.

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Undisclosed - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 12
Tom Kennedy
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The Lions signed Kennedy to the practice squad Sunday.

Kennedy had a solid training camp but ultimately came up short of making the active roster, as the team decided to only retain six wideouts. He'll remain with the club as a member of the practice squad for the time being.

Tracy Walker
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Walker recorded 12 tackles (10 solo) across 65 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Walker continues to be a tackling machine this season, as he now has 23 tackles on the year. After playing in limited snaps in Week 2, Walker was back on track Sunday as he did not miss a single defensive snap alongside fellow safety Duron Harmon. The young safety will now shift his focus to Sunday's matchup with the Saints.

Chase Daniel
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Daniel is signing a three-year, $13.05 million contract with the Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Daniel spent the past two seasons in Chicago, where he started three games and completed 70.0 percent of his passes for 6.8 yards per attempt, with six touchdowns, four interceptions and 16 sacks. The 33-year-old dump-off artist appears mediocre even by backup QB standards, but he'll at least be an upgrade on last year's disastrous combination of Jeff Driskel (hamstring) and David Blough in Detroit. The Lions expect starting quarterback Matthew Stafford (back) to return to health this spring.

Romeo Okwara
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Okwara recorded three solo tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in Sunday's 23-22 win over the Falcons.

Okwara continues to make key plays for the Lions, as he strip-sacked Matt Ryan last in the fourth quarter, setting up a go-ahead field goal for the Lions just a couple of minutes later. The Notre Dame product now has four sacks and 10 quarterback pressures this season, and he's handled at least 50 percent of the defensive workload in five straight games. He'll look to keep it rolling Week 8 against the Colts, but he'll have a tougher matchup because Philip Rivers has been sacked on just 2.5 percent of dropbacks.

Jalen Reeves-Maybin
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Reeves-Maybin could play a key role on defense in 2020, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

Most of Detroit's linebackers are primarily the downhill type, but Reeves-Maybin (6-foot, 230 pounds) has a different skillset that could be useful to the Lions on passing downs. Considering Reeves-Maybin distinguished himself as arguably Detroit's best special teams player in 2019, any added utility on defense would seemingly make the 25-year-old a lock for the 53-man roster.

Frank Herron
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Tennessee waived Herron on Friday, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.

Herron spent the 2018 season on the Patriots' practice squad. The 25-year-old has yet to see any regular-season NFL action since going undrafted out of LSU in 2018.

Taylor Decker
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Decker signed a six-year, $85 million contract Tuesday with $37.5 million guaranteed, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Decker secured a major payday and is now the eighth highest-paid left tackle in the NFL, and is locked in through the 2025 season. The Lions are starting to acquire encouraging talent through the draft and free agency, and Decker will be a major piece of their rebuild.

Quintez Cephus
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Cephus (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against Jacksonville.

Cephus attracted 13 combined targets Weeks 1 and 2, including a gargantuan 10 targets during the season-opening loss to Chicago, but his offensive involvement has completely fallen by the wayside with the return of Kenny Golladay to the lineup. The reigning Pro Bowl wideout sat out Detroit's first two contests of the year because of a hamstring injury, but with that issue having been cleared upon Golladay's Sept. 27 return against Arizona, Cephus has been relegated to a healthy-scratch designation for the first time in 2020.

Jonah Jackson
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Marcus Martin
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Martin (toe) played 35 snaps in Saturday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Martin missed the entirety of the 2018 with a toe injury, but he's been able to play all three preseason games.

Tyrell Crosby
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Crosby (cramps) was absent from Wednesday's injury report.

Both Crosby and Halapoulivaati Vaitai dealt with cramps during Sunday's win over the Jaguars in the scorching Florida heat, but both players were absent from the injury report. Crosby will return to his usual starting role at right tackle now that he appears to be fully healthy.

Logan Stenberg
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Danny Amendola
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Amendola caught three of four targets for 62 yards during Sunday's 23-22 victory over the Falcons.

Most of Amendola's production came on a 36-yard catch in the second quarter where the veteran got open and made a short gain much longer. Considering Amendola still hasn't topped four targets in a game since Kenny Golladay returned from injury, he will not be an advisable fantasy option when Detroit takes on a tough Colts secondary in Week 8.

Kerryon Johnson
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Johnson did not log a rushing attempt and he was not targeted in the passing game during Sunday's 23-22 victory over Atlanta.

Johnson was on the field for 14 of 62 offensive snaps. While that wasn't all that far off of Adrian Peterson (19), Peterson was given 11 carries and both veterans watched as D'Andre Swift (28) saw a season-high share (45 percent) of the playing time. With Bo Scarbrough now activated from injured reserve, there doesn't appear to be anywhere for Johnson's stock to go but further down unless he is moved before the Nov. 3 trade deadline.

Matt Nelson
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David Blough
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Blough signed with the Lions' active roster Saturday.

Blough was on the Lions' practice squad after getting cut in September, and according to Chris Burke of The Athletic, the Lions made this move because the Cowboys were looking to sign Blough. The Purdue product completed just 54 percent of his passes for 5.7 yards per attempt over five games last year. He will operate as the No. 3 quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Chase Daniel.