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Pride Of Detroit Oct 11, 2021
Notes: Lions rookie CB Jerry Jacobs impresses in first NFL start

Notes: Lions rookie CB Jerry Jacobs impresses in first NFL start

Photo by Adam Bettcher/ It wasn’t perfect, but it was a promising debut for the undrafted rookie cornerback. The Detroit Lions are still trying to figure out what the plan is at cornerback, as injuries have cleared their depth at the position. With top corner Jeff Okudah out for the season, third-round rookie Ifeatu Melifonwu on injured reserve for the foreseeable future and free agent addition Quinton Dunbar not working out, the Lions have turned to their youth for answers. After too many struggles from converted safety Bobby Price, the Lions handed the starting job...
Pride Of Detroit Oct 6, 2021
Open thread: Which injury will hurt the Lions the most in 2021?

Open thread: Which injury will hurt the Lions the most in 2021?

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports The Lions have lost a host of players to long term injuries. The Detroit Lions are aching right now. An unfortunate combination of their best players and their high-potential young players are ailing with long-term injuries, many of them season-ending. That list includes Jeff Okudah, Trey Flowers, Taylor Decker, Tyrell Williams, and Ifeatu Melifonwu. This past Sunday, the list grew by two with Romeo Okwara and Frank Ragnow, both arguably Lions’ best players on either side of the ball to start the season, let alone now. Question of the day:...
Pride Of Detroit Sep 26, 2021
Lions Week 3 inactives: Jamie Collins, Trey Flowers OUT vs. Ravens

Lions Week 3 inactives: Jamie Collins, Trey Flowers OUT vs. Ravens

Photo by Leon Halip/ The Lions will be without two starters in Week 3, although one was expected. The Detroit Lions have declared their inactives for their Week 3 matchup versus the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field. This week, the Lions placed three players on injured reserve (Ifeatu Melifonwu, Tyrell Williams, and Kevin Strong), one on reserve/COVID-19 (Austin Seibert), made two signings (Daryl Worley and Josh Woods), and one roster elevation (Ryan Santoso). That means the current Lions roster sits at 52 players, one short of the maximum. Additionally, because the Lions...
Detroit Free Press Sep 25, 2021
It's Week 3, and the Detroit Lions already have 10 players on injured reserve

It's Week 3, and the Detroit Lions already have 10 players on injured reserve

Kevin Strong is the third Detroit Lion to land on IR this week, joining WR Tyrell Williams and CB Ifeatu Melifonwu       
Pride Of Detroit Sep 24, 2021
Detroit Lions Week 3 injury designations: Jamie Collins out, Trey Flowers questionable

Detroit Lions Week 3 injury designations: Jamie Collins out, Trey Flowers questionable

Photo by Rey Del Rio/ Flowers did not practice this week, questionable seems optimistic. The Detroit Lions have declared their injury designations ahead of their Week 3 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. In addition to placing Ifeatu Melifonwu and Tyrell Williams on injured reserve earlier this week, the Lions still have seven other players injured, but all are listed as questionable, leaving the door open for them to play this week. Let’s take a closer look at this week’s designations. Ruled OUT LB Jamie Collins (not injury related) With the team pursuing a trade...
Detroit Free Press Sep 22, 2021
Detroit Lions place CB Ifeatu Melifonwu on IR, sign Daryl Worley off practice squad

Detroit Lions place CB Ifeatu Melifonwu on IR, sign Daryl Worley off practice squad

With 54 starts in his five-year career, Worley is the most experienced cornerback on the Lions' 53-man roster       
Pride Of Detroit Sep 22, 2021
Lions place Ifeatu Melifonwu on IR, sign Daryl Worley from practice squad

Lions place Ifeatu Melifonwu on IR, sign Daryl Worley from practice squad

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Lions sign a veteran corner off their practice squad. The Detroit Lions officially placed rookie cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu on injured reserve Wednesday morning. The Lions' third-round pick suffered a thigh injury in Monday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers while in coverage against Davante Adams. The Lions won’t be able to activate Melifonwu from IR for at least three weeks, but head coach Dan Campbell made it sound like he’ll miss more time than that. “He’s going to be down for a significant amount of time and so...
Detroit Free Press Sep 21, 2021
Injuries hit Detroit Lions secondary again; Ifeatu Melifonwu (thigh) out 'a little bit'

Injuries hit Detroit Lions secondary again; Ifeatu Melifonwu (thigh) out 'a little bit'

Detroit Lions' Ifeatu Melifonwu made his first career start Sunday in place of Jeff Okudah, who ruptured his Achilles tendon last week vs. the 49ers       
Pride Of Detroit Sep 21, 2021
CB Ifeatu Melifonwu injury is “a bad one,” per Campbell

CB Ifeatu Melifonwu injury is “a bad one,” per Campbell

Photo by Quinn Harris/ Two weeks into the season and the Lions have lost a second starting corner to injury. The Detroit Lions' secondary isn’t getting any healthier. Already losing their top corner Jeff Okudah for the season with an Achilles injury, the Lions were dealt another awful blow during their Week 2 loss to the Green Bay Packers, as Okudah’s replacement, rookie Ifeatu Melifonwu, also went down with an apparent significant injury. At his post-game press conference, coach Dan Campbell was asked how bad Melifonwu’s injury was and he responded, “Yeah,...
Detroit Free Press Sep 17, 2021
What does Aaron Rodgers see in Detroit Lions secondary? 'A couple long last names'

What does Aaron Rodgers see in Detroit Lions secondary? 'A couple long last names'

The Detroit Lions are expected to start two rookie CBs on Monday night, third-round pick Ifeatu Melifonwu and slot corner A.J. Parker.       

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