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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
42Abdul-Quddus, Isa SS6-12008/3/19894Fordham
94Ansah, Ezekiel DE6-62785/29/19892Brigham Young
35Bell, Joique RB5-112298/4/19864Wayne State (Mich.)
84Broyles, Ryan WR5-101954/9/19883Oklahoma
21Bush, Reggie RB6-02053/2/19859USC
57Bynes, Josh LB6-12408/24/19893Auburn
26Carey, Don SS5-112082/14/19876Norfolk State
45Collins, Jed FB6-12523/3/19864Washington State
24Couplin, Jerome DB6-22158/31/1991RWilliam & Mary
85Ebron, Eric TE6-42654/10/1993RNorth Carolina
98Fairley, Nick DT6-43081/23/19884Auburn
80Fauria, Joseph TE6-72671/16/19902UCLA
10Fuller, Corey WR6-22006/23/19901Virginia Tech
36Gorrer, Danny DB6-01806/1/19865Texas A&M
5Henery, Alex K6-11778/18/19874Nebraska
32Ihedigbo, James SS6-121712/3/19837Massachusetts
81Johnson, Calvin WR6-52369/29/19858Georgia Tech
93Johnson, George DE6-426312/11/19873Rutgers
91Jones, Jason DE6-52765/23/19867Eastern Michigan
13Jones, T.J. WR6-01887/19/1992RNotre Dame
54Levy, DeAndre OLB6-22353/26/19876Wisconsin
50Lewis, Travis LB6-22361/15/19883Oklahoma
77Lucas, Cornelius T6-93257/18/1991RKansas State
6Martin, Sam P6-12102/27/19902Appalachian State
31Mathis, Rashean CB6-11958/27/198012Bethune-Cookman
17Moore, Kellen QB6-02007/12/19893Boise State
99Mosley, C.J. DT6-23128/6/198310Missouri
48Muhlbach, Don LS6-42608/17/198111Texas A&M
8Orlovsky, Dan QB6-52188/18/19839Connecticut
58Palmer, Ashlee OLB6-12384/7/19866Mississippi
87Pettigrew, Brandon TE6-52752/23/19856Oklahoma State
27Quin, Glover FS6-02061/15/19866New Mexico
51Raiola, Dominic C6-131012/30/197814Nebraska
97Reid, Caraun DT6-230511/23/1991RPrinceton
71Reiff, Riley T6-631312/1/19883Iowa
70Reynolds, Garrett T6-73057/1/19876North Carolina
25Riddick, Theo RB5-92005/4/19912Notre Dame
12Ross, Jeremy WR6-02153/16/19882California
39Seisay, Mohammed DB6-22005/22/1990RNebraska
67Sims, Rob G6-331212/6/19839Ohio State
23Slay, Darius CB6-11921/1/19912Mississippi State
9Stafford, Matthew QB6-32342/7/19886Georgia
49Stanford, Julian LB6-12309/2/19902Wagner
90Suh, Ndamukong DT6-43051/6/19875Nebraska
64Swanson, Travis C6-53121/30/1991RArkansas
52Tapp, Darryl DE6-12709/13/19849Virginia Tech
15Tate, Golden WR5-101958/2/19885Notre Dame
92Taylor, Devin DE6-727511/15/19892South Carolina
95Van Noy, Kyle OLB6-32446/19/1990RBrigham Young
29Vaughn, Cassius CB5-1119511/3/19875Mississippi
66Waddle, LaAdrian T6-63307/21/19912Texas Tech
75Warford, Larry G6-33307/18/19912Kentucky
79Webster, Larry DE6-72622/14/1990RBloomsburg
59Whitehead, Tahir OLB6-22424/2/19903Temple
38Winn, George RB5-1121511/10/19901Cincinnati
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28Bentley, Bill (IR) CB5-101885/16/19893Louisiana-Lafayette
34Owens, Montell (IR) RB5-102255/4/19849Maine
43Lawson, Nevin (IR) CB5-101924/23/1991RUtah State
55Tulloch, Stephen (IR) MLB5-112451/1/19859North Carolina State
78Hilliard, Corey (IR) T6-63004/26/19856Oklahoma State
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74Austin, Rodney G6-431112/4/19881Elon
52Harris, Jerrell LB6-32427/8/19891Alabama
44Igwenagu, Emil TE6-22453/27/19892Massachusetts
1Peacock, Andrew WR5-101901/14/1991RAppalachian State
69Proctor, Xavier DT6-627211/1/19901North Carolina Central
82Thompson, Jordan TE6-42487/12/19891Ohio U.
27Victorian, Josh DB5-101907/10/19882Louisiana Tech
73Williams, Michael T6-62709/8/19902Alabama
 
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Jerome Couplin
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Emil Igwenagu
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Rob Sims
News
The following starters will not suit up for the Lions Thursday night against the Bills: Quarterback Matthew Stafford, receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, running back Reggie Bush, center Dominic Raiola, guard Rob Sims and tight end Brandon Pettigrew, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Rashean Mathis, defensive end Jason Jones, safeties James Ihedigbo and Don Carey and linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
Corey Hilliard
News
Lions right tackle Corey Hilliard, who played most of Monday night's win over the Giants, is expected to miss the rest of the season with a foot injury, reports the Detroit Free Press.
Injury
Michael Williams
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Montell Owens
News
The Lions put running back Montell Owens on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.
Injury
Hamstring - IR. Out for season
Kyle Van Noy
News
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.
Injury
Hernia - IR. Eligible to return Week 10 vs. Miami
Jason Jones
News
The following starters will not suit up for the Lions Thursday night against the Bills: Quarterback Matthew Stafford, receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, running back Reggie Bush, center Dominic Raiola, guard Rob Sims and tight end Brandon Pettigrew, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Rashean Mathis, defensive end Jason Jones, safeties James Ihedigbo and Don Carey and linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
Nevin Lawson
News
The Lions put cornerback Nevin Lawson (dislocated toes) on injured reserve, signed cornerback Danny Gorrer and promoted linebacker Julian Stanford from the practice squad.
Injury
Toes - IR. Out for season
Riley Reiff
News
The Lions could be down two starting tackles Sunday against the Cowboys. Jason Fox (knee) and Riley Reiff (hamstring) are both questionable for the game.
Mohammed Seisay
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Danny Gorrer
News
The Lions put cornerback Nevin Lawson (dislocated toes) on injured reserve, signed cornerback Danny Gorrer and promoted linebacker Julian Stanford from the practice squad.
Isa Abdul-Quddus
News
The Lions have signed safety Isa Abdul-Quddus, formerly with the Saints, to a one-year deal worth just under $700,000. 

The former Fordham student has 74 total tackles, nine passes defensed and a pair of interceptions to go with three forced fumbles over three years. 

Matthew Stafford
News
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford received treatment on his throwing arm and was seen limping after Sunday's game against the Jets. However, coach Jim Caldwell said Monday those injuries were nothing out of the ordinary, according to The Detroit News.

"He's OK," Caldwell said of the quarterback. "The game is a physical game, a lot of contact and, as you well know, collisions out there. So guys are going to sometimes come out of those games pretty sore from time to time. I doubt that there's anybody in this building that has played 65 plays like he played that doesn't come out of there with some issues."

Julian Stanford
News
The Lions put cornerback Nevin Lawson (dislocated toes) on injured reserve, signed cornerback Danny Gorrer and promoted linebacker Julian Stanford from the practice squad.
Travis Lewis
News
The following players were listed inactive for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Quarterback Kellen Moore, safety Don Carey, cornerback Cassius Vaughn, linebacker Travis Lewis, tackle LaAdrian Waddle, defensive end Larry Webster and tight end Joseph Fauria.
Injury
Quadriceps - Missed Week 4 at N.Y. Jets
Xavier Proctor
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Tahir Whitehead
News
The Lions have decided to move Tahir Whitehead into the starting lineup at middle linebacker, replacing the injured Stephen Tulloch, who is out for the season due to a knee injury.

"It puts you right in the middle of the defense," Whitehead said, per ESPN. "It allows you to be able to flow sideline to sideline, as you saw with Tully over the years, make a lot of plays playing in the middle. It frees you up to do a lot."

Jerrell Harris
News
The Broncos released the following players on Sunday: Linebacker Jamar Chaney, running back Brennan Clay, wide receiver Greg Hardin, linebacker Jerrell Harris, offensive tackle Winston Justice, safety Charles Mitchell, defensive tackle Will Pericak, quarterback Bryn Renner, defensive end Chase Vaughn, running back Jerodis Williams and wide receiver Greg Wilson.
Rashean Mathis
News
The following starters will not suit up for the Lions Thursday night against the Bills: Quarterback Matthew Stafford, receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, running back Reggie Bush, center Dominic Raiola, guard Rob Sims and tight end Brandon Pettigrew, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Rashean Mathis, defensive end Jason Jones, safeties James Ihedigbo and Don Carey and linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
Glover Quin
News
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.
C.J. Mosley
News
Ravens first-round pick C.J. Mosley, the Butkus Award-winning linebacker out of Alabama, "looked instinctive and comfortable during the Ravens' offseason practices while working with the first-team defense," reports the Baltimore Sun, adding Mosley could beat out Arthur Brown for the starting weakside job at inside linebacker.

The 6-2, 235-pound Mosley displayed his athleticism in the spring, leaping high to intercept passes, the report said. Both Mosley and Brown, a second-round pick last year, will play a lot no matter who starts.

Don Carey
News
The following players were listed inactive for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Quarterback Kellen Moore, safety Don Carey, cornerback Cassius Vaughn, linebacker Travis Lewis, tackle LaAdrian Waddle, defensive end Larry Webster and tight end Joseph Fauria.
Injury
Hamstring - Missed Week 4 at N.Y. Jets
Darius Slay
News
Lions cornerback Darius Slay was inconsistent as a rookie but the team is counting on him as a starter in 2014, according to the team's website. 

“He has a lot of work to do,” general manager Martin Mayhew said. “I think he’s up to the challenge. He finished up strong for us the last half of the season. I’m looking forward to seeing him this season.”

The Lions are expected to play more aggressive, man-to-man coverage under new coordinator Teryl Austin, a style that suits Slay's strengths, the report said.

Kellen Moore
News
The following players were listed inactive for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Quarterback Kellen Moore, safety Don Carey, cornerback Cassius Vaughn, linebacker Travis Lewis, tackle LaAdrian Waddle, defensive end Larry Webster and tight end Joseph Fauria.
LaAdrian Waddle
News
Lions starting right tackle LaAdrian Waddle, who's missed three straight games with a calf injury, is expected to return Sunday against the Bills, reports MLive.com. "I feel great," said Waddle, who was close to playing Week 4. "I ran around today, so I felt good."
Travis Swanson
News
The Lions signed third-round draft pick Travis Swanson to a rookie deal, the team announced Thursday. Swanson is expected to compete for a starting spot this summer and eventually become the team's starting center. 
Nick Fairley
News
Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who was seen limping noticeably before practice, was involved in the media portion of the Wednesday session, according to the Detroit News. But he was wearing a wrap on his right knee and was clearly limited.

Fairley has started all four games this season and has contributed to nine tackles.

Joique Bell
News
Though Joique Bell missed practice Wednesday after leaving early in Week 4 with a concussion, the Lions aren't ruling him out for Week 5 against Buffalo. But even if he plays, you probably wouldn't want to start him in Fantasy.

The Bills rank third against the run, allowing 71.5 yards per game and just 2.9 per carry. They limited the Texans' Arian Foster to 6 yards on eight carries in Week 4 and have allowed the sixth-fewest Fantasy points to running backs this season.

Those yards per carry may have been skewed by the Chargers' Donald Brown's 62 yards on 31 carries in Week 3. It's pretty clear by now he's just a bad running back. But it's not like Bell has been a world-beater himself. Splitting carries with Reggie Bush, he has only once run for even 40 yards in a game this season and is averaging 3.2 yards per carry.

Especially coming back from a concussion, he's just a desperation play this week.

Injury
Concussion - Left Week 4 at N.Y. Jets
Cassius Vaughn
News
The following players were listed inactive for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Quarterback Kellen Moore, safety Don Carey, cornerback Cassius Vaughn, linebacker Travis Lewis, tackle LaAdrian Waddle, defensive end Larry Webster and tight end Joseph Fauria.
DeAndre Levy
News
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.
Rodney Austin
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Cornelius Lucas
News
The Lions unveiled their inactives for Week 1 against the Giants. The following players were ruled inactive for the game: Kevin Ogletree, Ryan Broyles, Kellen Moore, Cornelius Lucas, Larry Webster, James Ihedigbo and Don Carey.
George Winn
News
The Lions promoted running back George Winn from the practice squad to the active roster, reports the National Football Post.
Brandon Pettigrew
News
The Lions received contributions from several role players in a Week 4 win over the Jets at MetLife Stadium

Ryan Broyles caught a 21-yard pass from Matthew Stafford in the third quarter for his only catch of the afternoon. He was targeted twice. Brandon Pettigrew caught all two of his targets in the first half. He finished the game with 19 receiving yards.

Corey Fuller
News
The Lions backup pass catchers did little Week 3 against the Packers.

Corey Fuller made the biggest impact, catching a 52 yard pass from Matthew Stafford. Fuller finished second on the team in yards due to the play. Tight end Joseph Fauria picked up 3 yards on one catch. 

They'll take on the Jets Week 4. 

Jed Collins
News
The Lions might need to promote running back George Winn from the practice squad or sign a free agent because they currently have two healthy running backs, Reggie Bush and fullback Jed Collins, reports the Detroit Free Press. Joique Bell is recovering from a concussion, while Theo Riddick and Montell Owens are dealing with pulled hamstrings.

All three were knocked out of Sunday's win over the Jets. Lions coach Jim Caldwell has not provided any updates on the injured trio. Detroit hosts Buffalo in Week 5.
Joseph Fauria
News
Lions tight end Joseph Fauria was inactive Week 4 with an ankle injury. On Monday, Fauria disclosed how he suffered the injury, saying he was running to stop his 3-month-old dog from urinating inside when he missed two stairs and slipped on a hardwood floor.

Fauria is using crutches and remains in a walking boot.

Injury
Ankle - Missed Week 4 at N.Y. Jets
Ndamukong Suh
News
Lions defensive end Ndamukong Suh has neither confirmed nor denied that he will bolting Detroit after this season. He declined to elaborate Wednesday on the subject.

"I don't know where that story came from," he told the Detroit News. "I want to talk about (Week 5 opponent) Buffalo."

According to several reports, Suh was angered enough by his interview that he slammed the door on the way out. He is eligible for free agency after this season.

Alex Henery
News
Lions kicker Alex Henery had an up-and-down performance in his season debut on Sunday against the Jets at MetLife Stadium.

Henery showed off his leg early on with a 51-yard field on the opening drive of the game. However, he missed a 52-yard kick in the fourth quarter. He converted 1 of 2 attempts and added three extra points in a 24-17 victory.

Larry Warford
News
Lions guard Larry Warford, who did not allow a sack while playing every snap as a rookie, said he wasn't happy with how he played down the stretch. 

“Looking back on my last three games and comparing it to my first four or five, the difference in explosion was significant,” Warford told the team's website. “I wasn’t coming off the ball as hard as I used to. I was still getting good movement and all that, but it wasn’t a snap like it used to be. I didn’t realize how much (the season) would tear me down.”

Warford (6-3, 333) said he's taking better care of his body and honing his technique so he can finish stronger in 2014.

Bill Bentley
News
The Lions confirmed cornerback Bill Bentley has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season, reports the Detroit Free Press. Bentley suffered the injury Monday against the Giants.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Calvin Johnson
News
As Chris Towers so deftly noted Sunday, Golden Tate's breakthrough performance in which he caught eight passes for 116 yards Week 4 at the Jets may have had something to do with Calvin Johnson playing only 57 percent of the Lions' snaps because of a sprained ankle. So presumably, Tate owners would like to know how Johnson is doing now.

Well, he missed practice Wednesday but recently told The Detroit News his ankle is "definitely better" than it was last week. He missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday leading up to that game.

I'm thinking the Lions would rather give Johnson a chance to get healthy than run him out there as a decoy every week, so if he's active again Week 5 against Buffalo, I wouldn't be particularly optimistic about Tate's chances.

Then again, the floor is pretty low for Tate. In four games, he has yet to go for less than 51 yards. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard rank him in the 20-30 range at wide receiver, which would make him an advisable starter in 12-team leagues. That sounds about right.

Ezekiel Ansah
News
The following players on the injury report were listed active for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Calvin Johnson (ankle), Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Joique Bell (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps), James Ihedigbo (neck), George Johnson (groin), Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Montell Owens (hamstring).
Don Muhlbach
News
The Lions re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach to a one-year deal, according to the team's website.
Caraun Reid
News
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.
Devin Taylor
News
Lions coach Jim Schwartz said rookie Devin Taylor will be asked to play a bigger role on defense after the team lost starting defensive end Jason Jones to a season-ending knee injury Sunday against the Redskins.

"We've got a lot of different ways (to replace Jones) and I think I said yesterday, we're going to lean on Devin Taylor, also there," Schwartz said at his Monday press conference, per MLive.com. "A lot of the same things we like about Jason, we like in Devin. He played well at times in preseason, but he needs to grow up quickly."

Taylor has been active for just one of three games. He played three snaps Week 2 against the Cardinals and had no stats.

"Taylor has shown some really good things," Schwartz said immediately after the Lions' win over the Redskins. "He's only been active for one game, but it will be his time to step up."

Sam Martin
News
The Lions have listed S John Wendling, S Louis Delmas and P Sam Martin as probable Week 16. 

Wendling has an ankle injury and was limited in practice Friday. Delmas has been dealing with a knee injury all year, but has played through it. Martin has been limited with a groin issue.

T.J. Jones
News
The Lions placed wide receiver T.J. Jones on the regular season Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, as a result of a lingering shoulder injury, the team announced. Jones will have to sit out the first six weeks of the season before he may be activated. 
Injury
Shoulder - PUP. Eligible to return Week 7 vs. New Orleans
Golden Tate
News
With Calvin Johnson not at 100 percent, Lions wide receiver Golden Tate shouldered the load, registering his first 100-yard game with his new team in Week 4 against the Jets at MetLife Stadium.

Tate caught two passes on the opening drive of the game, including a 35-yard pass down the middle for his longest gain of the day. Johnson was often used as a decoy, which benefited Tate, who received a season-high 10 targets. He caught eight passes for 116 yards, averaging 14.5 yards per grab in a 24-17 defeat.

Tate has 317 receiving yards through his first four games, though he's yet to score a touchdown over that span.

The Lions will host the Bills in Week 5.

Ryan Broyles
News
The Lions received contributions from several role players in a Week 4 win over the Jets at MetLife Stadium

Ryan Broyles caught a 21-yard pass from Matthew Stafford in the third quarter for his only catch of the afternoon. He was targeted twice. Brandon Pettigrew caught all two of his targets in the first half. He finished the game with 19 receiving yards.

Stephen Tulloch
News
Lions coach Jim Caldwell announced Monday linebacker Stephen Tulloch will be placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL Sunday against the Packers. Tulloch was injured during a post-play celebration.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
James Ihedigbo
News
The following players on the injury report were listed active for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Calvin Johnson (ankle), Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Joique Bell (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps), James Ihedigbo (neck), George Johnson (groin), Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Montell Owens (hamstring).
Jeremy Ross
News
Lions wide receiver Jeremy Ross scored his second career touchdown in Week 4 against the Jets at Metlif Stadium.

Ross came down with a 59-yard pass from Matthew Stafford for a score in the second quarter. He also added a short 6-yard reception in the first quarter for his only work of the afternoon. He was targeted twice and finished with 65 yards in a 24-17 victory.

The Lions will host the Bills in Week 5.

Theo Riddick
News
The Lions might need to promote running back George Winn from the practice squad or sign a free agent because they currently have two healthy running backs, Reggie Bush and fullback Jed Collins, reports the Detroit Free Press. Joique Bell is recovering from a concussion, while Theo Riddick and Montell Owens are dealing with pulled hamstrings.

All three were knocked out of Sunday's win over the Jets. Lions coach Jim Caldwell has not provided any updates on the injured trio. Detroit hosts Buffalo in Week 5.
Injury
Hamstring - Left Week 4 at N.Y. Jets
Dan Orlovsky
News
Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky, who's back with the team after his 2005-08 stint, doesn't like to relive the 0-16 season in 2008. Orlovsky punctuated that debacle by running out the back of his own end zone for a safety.

“There’s not much I can say to unmask the things that happened or erase those things,” Orlovsky told the Detroit Free Press. “My personal aspect of it is I knew I played well. We were just not a good football team. Did I have a part of that? Sure. I wish I played better in certain spaces, but I knew I played well, and I kind of look at it like this: It’s hard to play in this league for four years. It’s really, really hard to play in it for 10 years.

“I get the fears maybe with obviously fans and whatnot, but the organization knows what they’re doing, and I know I’m a good player, and I certainly hope to just be part of changing some of that past, whether it’s directly or indirectly.”

Orlovsky replaced Shaun Hill as Matthew Stafford's backup.

Josh Victorian
News
Thirteen Texans have been deemed probable for the last game of the year, including wide receiver Andre Johnson (wrist) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back).

The other offensive probables are tight end Ryan Griffin (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), fullback Greg Jones (knee) and offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee) and Derek Newton (knee).

The defensive probables are linebackers Brooks Reed (thumb), Darryl Sharpton (knee) and Justin Tuggle (elbow), backs Josh Victorian (back) and D.J. Swearinger (foot) and end Antonio Smith (knee).

Ashlee Palmer
News
The Detroit Lions listed several players as probable for the Week 8 game against Dallas Sunday. All of those players are active for the contest. They are as follows: DB Louis Delmas (knee); DL Andre Fluellen (concussion); DB Rashean Mathis (groin); LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle); and RB Theo Riddick (concussion). All are active against the Cowboys. 
Garrett Reynolds
News
With right tackles LaAdrian Waddle and Corey Hilliard injured, the Lions signed offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds. He was in camp with the Lions and can play guard and tackle.
Eric Ebron
News
Lions rookie tight end Eric Ebron scored his first career touchdown Week 4 at the Jets, which is nice and all, but frankly, given the circumstances surrounding the performance (star wide receiver Calvin Johnson hobbled by a sprained ankle, fellow tight end Joseph Fauria in a walking boot, etc.), I would have hoped for more.

He caught only three passes for 34 yards, and his four targets weren't even a season high. The Rams' Jared Cook has had more catches and targets in all three of the games he's played this season, and you don't see anybody rushing to add him.

The Lions host the Bills in Week 5, who rank 25th against the pass, allowing 266.3 yards per game, but I wouldn't consider Ebron any sort of sleeper yet, at least not in standard 12-team leagues.

George Johnson
News
The following players on the injury report were listed active for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Calvin Johnson (ankle), Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Joique Bell (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps), James Ihedigbo (neck), George Johnson (groin), Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Montell Owens (hamstring).
Andrew Peacock
News
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
Dominic Raiola
News
The following starters will not suit up for the Lions Thursday night against the Bills: Quarterback Matthew Stafford, receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, running back Reggie Bush, center Dominic Raiola, guard Rob Sims and tight end Brandon Pettigrew, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Rashean Mathis, defensive end Jason Jones, safeties James Ihedigbo and Don Carey and linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
Josh Bynes
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The Lions signed linebacker Josh Bynes off the Ravens' practice squad, reports the National Football Post.
Darryl Tapp
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The Lions re-signed Darryl Tapp after placing Kyle Van Noy (hernia) on short-term injured reserve Tuesday. Tapp was released during the team's final cuts Saturday.
Jordan Thompson
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The Lions have signed tight end Jordan Thompson , the official team website reported. He didn't play last season after going undrafted out of Ohio. Over four years with the Bobcats he snared 60 catches for 666 yards and six touchdowns. 
Reggie Bush
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Believe it or not, the Bills have been stellar against the run this season, allowing just 71.5 yards per game, third-fewest in the league, and 2.9 yards per carry. And because they have yet to allow a touchdown on the ground, they've given up the sixth-fewest Fantasy points per game to running backs this season.

Which makes Week 5 an especially tricky one for Reggie Bush owners. The Lions are hosting the Bills, and Bush, with his shared role with Joique Bell, has certainly failed to deliver with more favorable matchups this year. But Bell is recovering from a concussion and may not play at all Sunday. Considering Bush got the lion's share of the workload after Bell went down in Week 4, he may be looking at a feature role.

Would the matchup negate the increased workload? In Bush's case, I'd say know. He's still one of the best at catching the ball out of the backfield, which should make up for any struggles he'd have running the ball.

Of course, this is all hypothetical. If Bell is able to play, the two will likely split carries as usual, and with this matchup, that's not an appealing prospect. Keep an eye on the situation.

Larry Webster
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The following players were listed inactive for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Quarterback Kellen Moore, safety Don Carey, cornerback Cassius Vaughn, linebacker Travis Lewis, tackle LaAdrian Waddle, defensive end Larry Webster and tight end Joseph Fauria.