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Injuries: Wilkerson fine; Milliner, Decker iffy

Injuries: Wilkerson fine; Milliner, Decker iffy

New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson suffered a bruised knee Monday night and he may miss practice Wednesday, but he's expected to be ready for the Detroit Lions. "I think Mo’s good," Rex Ryan said Tuesday. "It's not a serious knee injury. ... I think he's going to be fine." It didn't look fine with 3:14 left in the game, when Wilkerson stayed down for a couple of minutes with a leg injury. He ended up returning at the end of the game for the Chicago Bears' kneel-down plays.
Jets Blog | ESPN New York 1 hour ago

Ivory could see expanded role in backfield

Chris Ivory doesn't have Chris Johnson's career credentials, but he has outperformed the former 2,000-yard runner over the first three games of the New York Jets' season -- and that could mean a bigger role, beginning Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Ryan acknowledged as much Tuesday, the day after...
New York Post 5 hours ago

Jets rewind: Step away from the Geno Smith panic button

The Jets lost a brutal Monday night game to the Bears 27-19 and now have to regroup in a short week for their game Sunday against the Lions. Here are...
Detroit Lions to sign ILB Josh Bynes, per report

Detroit Lions to sign ILB Josh Bynes, per report

Inside linebacker Josh Bynes will be signed to the Detroit Lions’ active roster off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad, according to The Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson. The Lions have an open roster spot after placing middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch on injured reserve after he tore his ACL in Sunday’s 19-7 win over the Packers. Bynes, who is 6-foot-1 and 240 pounds, started six games and played in 15 in 2013. He had 45 tackles and three pass break-ups. Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin was the Ravens secondary coach last season so obviously he knows Bynes.  Bynes,...

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Detroit Lions — Rashean Mathis' impact can't be overlooked

Detroit Lions — Rashean Mathis' impact can't be overlooked

The biggest question about the Lions’ defense three weeks ago involved the cornerbacks.  After three games, Darius Slay and Rashean Mathis have stepped up. There’s work to do, but they’re off to a solid start. After three games the Lions’ defense is ranked first in the NFL allowing just 244.3 yards per game. The pass defense is third in the league allowing 180.7 yards per game. The leadership of the 34-year-old Mathis cannot be overlooked. “One of the things that is very difficult for individuals to notice is the impact that Mathis has on games. He’s a real settling...
Baltimore Sun 23 hours ago

Josh Bynes leaving Ravens' practice squad to sign with Lions, source says

Inside linebacker leaving Ravens' practice squadInside linebacker Josh Bynes is leaving the Ravens' practice squad to sign with the Detroit Lions, according to a source. He will be on Detroit's active roster.
Detroit Lions — DeAndre Levy seems logical choice to fill in for Tulloch

Detroit Lions — DeAndre Levy seems logical choice to fill in for Tulloch

ALLEN PARK — With middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch out for the season with a torn ACL, the Detroit Lions defense will obviously have to make adjustments. Coach Jim Caldwell on Monday said they haven’t determined if DeAndre Levy will take over Tulloch’s spot. Levy filled in for the final three quarters in Sunday’s 19-7 win over the Packers and played incredibly well. The only hitch was getting the microphoned helmet to work initially. Even then Levy maintained his poise and had the defense running smoothly. “We’ll look at all of our options and see what happens,’’...
Detroit Lions Stephen Tulloch out for season with torn ACL

Detroit Lions Stephen Tulloch out for season with torn ACL

ALLEN PARK — Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch will be out for the season after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday’s win over the Green Bay Packers. Coach Jim Caldwell confirmed the injury at his Monday press conference. Tulloch sacked Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter, jumped up and celebrated imitating the discount double-check and then falling over. He got up and was back on the field, but two plays later he was down. He didn’t return in the game. Caldwell talked to Tulloch after the game. "As spirited as he is, guys will always be a bit disillusioned...
Detroit Lions to sign kicker Alex Henery, release Freese

Detroit Lions to sign kicker Alex Henery, release Freese

ALLEN PARK — The Lions will sign kicker Alex Henery today, according to a report from the Lions' web site. Kicker Nate Freese, who went 3-of-7 in field goal attempts his first three games for the Detroit Lions, will be released. Freese was a seventh-round pick in May’s draft. He beat out Giorgio Tavecchio in training camp. Freese was 1 of 2 in Sunday's 19-7 win over the Packers. He missed a 41-yard attempt. Henery spent the last three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was 23 of 28 on field goal attempts in 2013 with a long of 51 yards. In his three-year career in...

Clay Matthews injures groin in loss to Lions

Clay Matthews suffered another injury Sunday. No, it wasn’t his hamstring or thumb, recurring injuries of seasons past. This time, a groin injury ended the Packers outside linebacker’s day. He was sidelined throughout the 12-play possession that sealed a 19-7 Detroit Lions win at Ford Field.
Detroit Lions — No weak links on defensive line

Detroit Lions — No weak links on defensive line

DETROIT — No weak links. That's the motto of the Detroit Lions' defensive line. Defensive end George Johnson came out of the tunnel on Sunday in pre-game introductions wearing this huge chain around his neck composed of 10 links. It’s a new learning tool used by the defensive line this season, courtesy of Kris Kocurek and Jim Washburn who coach the defensive line. Nick Fairley explained the concept following the Lions’ 19-7 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Ford Field. The day before each game in a meeting, each defensive lineman is given a link for the chain. Each...

Rodgers says offense didn't adjust well to Lions' defensive scheme

Green Bay - The Detroit Lions decided the most dangerous person on the field for the Packers other than QB Aaron Rodgers was WR Jordy Nelson.

Detroit Lions — Ansah in, Ihedigbo still out vs. Packers; complete list of inactives

DETROIT — Defensive ends Ziggy Ansay (knee) and George Johnson (groin) are active for the Lions vs. Packers today. Both had been listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.  It’s been mostly bad news for the Lions secondary regarding injuries the first two weeks, but safety Don Carey returns today to play in his first game this season. He’ll back up Isa Abdul-Quddus (who will start for James Ihedibgo) and Glover Quin. Carey can also play nickel. Ihedigbo, who missed the first two games with a neck injury, is also inactive. He was listed as doubtful on Friday along with...
Detroit Lions make roster moves to get help at cornerback, per reports

Detroit Lions make roster moves to get help at cornerback, per reports

The Lions needed to make a roster cut if they were going to sign cornerback Mohammed Seisay from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. They released wide receiver Kevin Ogletree on Saturday, per a report from ESPN reporter Field Yates. Neither move has been made official by the Lions. With cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle) out for Sunday’s game against the Packers, the Lions were down to three cornerbacks — Rashean Mathis, Darius Slay and Danny Gorrer who was signed as a free agent this week. Seisay, an undrafted rookie out of Nebraska, had a good preseason and knows the...
Detroit Lions 5 keys to game vs. Packers; plus prediction

Detroit Lions 5 keys to game vs. Packers; plus prediction

It has been six years since the Detroit Lions (1-1) and the Green Bay Packers (1-1) met this early in the season. Kickoff is 1 p.m., Sunday at Ford Field. Here are five keys for the Lions: 1. Get off to fast start. It’s not a good idea to get in a hole against any team — especially the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  2. Stay with the run game. Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said that looking back he wishes he had stayed with it longer on Sunday in the loss at Carolina. In the opener, he showed patience and it paid off in the fourth quarter with a seven-minute,...

Detroit Lions injury status for Sunday vs. Packers

Lions' injury report for Sunday vs. Packers at Ford Field: Along with cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle), right tackle LaAdrian Waddle (calf) and linebacker/special teams Travis Lewis (quadriceps) are offiicially out for the game. Safety James Ihedigbo (neck), who has missed the first two games, is doubtful as is fullback Montell Owens (hamstring). Along with defensive ends Ziggy Ansah (knee) and George Johnson (groin), Nick Fairley (biceps) is questionable. Running back Joique Bell (knee) and safety Don Carey (hamstring) are probable.

Packers-Lions Thursday injury report: Hayward works

 Photo/ESPNWisconsin.com Casey Hayward didn’t practice on Wednesday, but by Thursday he was able to work on a limited basis. GREEN BAY – Casey Hayward was back practicing in a limited fashion on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean the Green Bay Packers third-year cornerback is cleared for takeoff in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Hayward, who started having problems with a glute muscle during last week’s victory over the New York Jets and played only on special teams as a result, participated on a limited basis after not...

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