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Lions list seven from defense on injury report


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Lions defense is likely to be a bit shorthanded for Week 3 against the Packers, with three players expected to miss Sunday's game due to injuries.

Linebacker Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and defensive back Cassius Vaughn (ankle) have been ruled out for Sunday's game, while safety James Ihedigbo (neck) is doubtful and seems likely to miss the game.

Additionally, defensive linemen Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps) and George Johnson (groin) are considered questionable for the game, while safety Don Carey (hamstring) is probable. 


Nevin Lawson expected to miss rest of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Monday cornerback Nevin Lawson dislocated his toes Sunday against the Panthers and he "does not anticipate" Lawson returning this season.

James Ihedigbo can't go Sunday


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Lions defensive back James Ihedigbo is inactive for Week 2 at Carolina. He was limited in practice all week by a neck injury and was listed as doubtful on Friday's injury report.

Ihedigbo was also inactive for Week 1 against the Giants.


Nevin Lawson to step into starting lineup for Lions


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Lions coach Jim Caldwell told reporters Friday rookie defensive back Nevin Lawson will be the team's primary nickel corner for Week 2 against the Panthers.

The spot in the secondary came open when Bill Bentley suffered an ACL injury that ended his season in Week 1. Lawson had one tackle in his NFL debut in Week 1. Lawson was a 4th round pick out of Utah State in this year's draft. 


George Johnson posts 1.5 sacks in Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Lions defensive end George Johnson was able to get to Eli Manning throughout most of the night in a Week 1 win over the Giants. Johnson took Manning down for a 10-yard loss in the first half. He also assisted on another sack in the second quarter. He finished with three tackles (two solo), including 1.5 sacks in a 35-14 victory.

Glover Quin comes down with first INT of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Lions defensive back Glover Quin came down with an interception in Monday's season opener against the Giants. Quin picked off Eli Manning in the third quarter. He finished with five tackles (four solo) and two defended passes in a 35-14 defeat.

DeAndre Levy picks up right where he left off last season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy was an interception machine last season. He picked up where he left off with an interception in Week 1 against the Giants. Levy made a diving catch to intercept Eli Manning in the third quarter. He finished with with a team-high 10 tackles (nine solo), two tackles for a loss and one pass defended in a 35-14 victory.

Lions have a field day against the Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) The Lions had a field day in a convincing Week 1 win at home over the Giants.

Detroit took advantage of a struggling Eli Manning, limiting him to only 163 yards through the air. DeAndre Levy and Glover Quin each stepped up with an interception. The Lions sacked two times and allowed only 197 yards of total offense in a 35-14 victory.

Detroit will travel to Carolina for a showdown against the Panthers in Week 2.

Lions won't confirm if Bill Bentley tore his ACL Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) When asked if Lions defensive back Bill Bentley tore his ACL, head coach Jim Caldwell told reporters "that hasn't been confirmed yet," via the Detroit Free Press. Bentley suffered a knee injury and was carted off the field Monday night against the Giants. His status remains uncertain moving forward.

LaAdrian Waddle departs with calf injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Lions tackle LaAdrian Waddle left Monday's contest against the Giants in Week 1 with a calf injury. He left the game in the first quarter and returned before being carted back to the locker room. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game, per the Detroit Free Press.

Caraun Reid ready to roll Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Lions defensive tackle Caraun Reid was officially ruled active for Week 1 against the Giants. Reid was on the injury report with a shoulder issue but was never in danger of missing game action. He was ruled probable leading up to the game.

Lions DST in store for monster Week 1 performance


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) The Lions could be in for a monster performance come Week 1 at home Monday night against the Giants.

The last time he faced the Lions, he cracked the 250-yard mark. Manning completed 23 of 42 passes for 256 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. However, if the play of Eli Manning in the preseason is any indicator of what is to come from New York's offense, the Lions should have an excellent night. It seems as if Manning will need the first couple of weeks of the season to fully grasp the new offense.

Fantasy owners should consider the Lions DST as a strong starting option in the majority of formats for the opening week of the season.

Report: Lions not ready to sign Champ Bailey


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) The Lions were pleased with how free agent cornerback Champ Bailey's workout went Thursday, according to NFL.com. However, a source indicated no deal appears imminent.

Kyle Van Noy placed on short-term IR


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Lions placed linebacker Kyle Van Noy (hernia) on short-term injured reserve Tuesday. He will be allowed to practice after Week 6, but he won't be allowed to play until after Week 8.

Kyle Van Noy goes under the knife


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Lions rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy underwent surgery on Thursday to repair a core muscle injury, according to the team's official website. The team has not released a timetable for his return, though it seems unlikely that he'll be ready for the first game of the regular season.

DeJon Gomes exits game with neck injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Lions defensive back DeJon Gomes left Friday's preseason game against Oakland with a neck injury, according to the team's official website. Gomes forced a fumble on a huge hit late in the fourth quarter, which caused the injury. He was taken back to the locker room and ruled out for the remainder of the game.

James Ihedigbo signs two-year deal with Lions


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) The Lions signed strong safety James Ihedigbo to a two-year contract on Monday, according to the his Twitter handle. 

Ihedigbo will be re-united with defensive coordinator Terry Austin. He is expected to replace Louis Delmas. Ihedigbo, 30, registered a career-high 101 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.  


Glover Quin has minor ankle surgery


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) Lions safety Glover Quin had a small surgical procedure to relieve pain in his ankle, reports the team's official website.

Quin said the surgery was minor, but he said he needed to procedure because the ankle wasn't getting any better. Quin played all 16 games for the Lions in 2013 and finished with 57 tackles (44 solo), three interceptions and two sacks.


Lions hope to sign Ndamukong Suh to extension soon


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he would like to work out a contract extension with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh before the start of the season, reports the Detroit Free Press.

The report says Mayhew would like to get a deal done with Suh either at the start of free agency or later this offseason. Suh is is scheduled to make more than $12 million next season and has a $22.4 million cap charge. He is going to be a free agent after this season.


Ziggy Ansah has shoulder surgery


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah underwent shoulder surgery but is expected to be ready for the start of next season, reports Lions Insider. Ansah had eight sacks in 14 games as a rookie.

Kirwin: Lions should trade Ndamukong Suh


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/12/2014) The Lions might be better off trading defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh now then trying to pay him following this season, reports CBSSports.com NFL Insider Pat Kirwin.

Suh is is scheduled to make more than $12 million next season and has a $22.4 million cap charge. He is going to be a free agent after this season, and if he doesn't sign a long-term deal this year the franchise tag for him will be 120 percent of his 2014 salary, or $15 million for the 2015 season.

Kirwin suggests the Lions might be better off trading Suh and getting a few quality draft picks to help rebuild.


Lions want consistency from up-and-down Darius Slay


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) Lions cornerback Darius Slay had an up-and-down rookie year after being drafted 36th overall. He began the season as a starter, lost the job to Rashean Mathis, then made the most of another chance to start when he replaced the injured Chris Houston on Thanksgiving.

In that 40-10 win over Green Bay, Slay had three passes defensed and two tackles.

"You know, he had some things, he had some growing pains," new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin told the team's website. "There were some times he didn't look very good and there were some times he looked outstanding.

"Our goal is to try to get him to be consistent, to be a consistent player. That way, that talent will start to take over."

A knee injury cost Slay three games. He finished with 34 tackles and six passes defensed. He'll get every opportunity to earn a starting job in 2014, according to the website.


Lions trying to get more out of Nick Fairley


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) New Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin will look to maximize the potential of defensive tackle Nick Fairley, reports MLive.com. Fairley is entering the final year of his rookie deal.

"Our goal is we want to make sure we give our guys the opportunity to play the best that they can all the time," Austin told the website. "We have to figure out how we can motivate, how we can get him to do that. Whatever it is that touches him that makes him do that, that's what we have to find out.

"Obviously, we haven't had a chance to sit down and talk about all those things or do those things with Nick, but the time will come from that," he continued. "I think that, you know, we'll do whatever we can to try and help him be more successful because he can be a really dominant player. We just have to have him try and be a dominant player for 16 games. That's really our goal."


Charles Tillman open to playing for Lions


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2014) Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, who will be a free agent when the market opens in March, could see himself playing for the NFC North rival Detroit, though he admitted to Michigan Live that it would be "awkward." The Lions are seeking in the offseason to shore up their secondary.

C.J. Mosley refutes charges against Ndamukong Suh


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2014) Accusation from three unnamed teammates that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh displayed insubordination against former coach Jim Schwartz have been refuted by fellow lineman C.J. Mosley.

"Suh wasn't late to one meeting, or have any outbursts, or show any dominance over the head coach," Mosley wrote in an email to Michigan Live. "From what I've seen, they had a very good relationship. Not one argument, blowup, or even an incident where he disrespected the head coach. He's nowhere near a monster."

The claims against Suh by the players were imparted to former NFL fullback Heath Evans, who relayed them to a Detroit radio station.