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Pride Of Detroit

Lions vs. Patriots: Kickoff time, TV schedule, online streaming, more

Catch your “Sunday Night Football” updates here. First quarter The game got off to an inauspicious start, as the Lions allowed another big kickoff return to the Patriots’ 42-yard line, but the defense stepped up big with a quick three-and-out. Pregame The Lions kick off against the New England Patriots in just a few hours. The inactives have been announced and the Lions are nearing full health. T.J. Lang returns after missing last week, Darius Slay is active despite suffering a concussion last week, but Ezekiel Ansah remains sidelined due to a shoulder injury from Week 1. The...

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POLL: Do you want Darius Slay to play vs. the Patriots?

The Lions star cornerback has cleared concussion protocol, but should he play for his own safety? If you missed it, news broke this morning via ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay has cleared concussion protocol and is therefore eligible to play in Sunday night’s contest against the New England Patriots. But as Schefter noted, that doesn’t mean he’s certain to play. The Lions could hold him out for precautionary reasons, given that concussions can reoccur very easily and symptoms are not always as apparent as other injuries. The Lions are in a tough...

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Inactives: Darius Slay WILL PLAY vs. Patriots; Ansah out again

The Lions cornerback has cleared concussion protocol and will play Sunday night. Despite a somewhat lengthy injury report, the Detroit Lions will be in fairly good shape on Sunday night for their contest against the New England Patriots. T.J. Lang is active and will return after missing Week 2’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Perhaps most notably, Darius Slay, who suffered a concussion last week, is also ACTIVE this week, clearing concussion protocol just before Sunday night. However, Ezekiel Ansah remains OUT despite a full week of limited practice. Ansah suffered a shoulder...

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Report: Darius Slay clears concussion protocol, may play vs. Patriots

It’s looking more likely that the Lions will have their best corner Sunday night. As of Friday afternoon, Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay’s status was quite unclear. He was officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots after suffering a concussion last week. Because he was a limited participant in Friday’s practice, it seemed unlikely he would pass through the entire concussion protocol before game day. However, after Friday’s practice he met with media—bright lights and all—which seemed to leave open the possibility that he could clear in...

Detroit Sports Nation

Detroit Lions: Marvin Jones Week 3 Injury Upate

There is no question about it, Marvin Jones is a crucial part of the Detroit Lions’ offense. He gives the Lions offense the ability to stretch the field and is a threat to score whenever he goes vertical. That is why there was a bit of a concern when Jones was added to the Lions’ injury report on Friday with an ankle injury.                               On Sunday morning, Ian Rapoport tweeted out some good news for the Lions. According to Rapoport’s sources, there is optimism that Jones suits up and plays on Sunday Night Football against the New England Patriots. There...

Pats Pulpit

Patriots vs Lions: Trey Flowers among three defensive starters downgraded to “out”

New England will miss three of its core defenders today. The New England Patriots are entering their week three tilt against the Detroit Lions a little bit dinged up. One player has already been declared out on Friday’s final injury report – tight end Jacob Hollister –, and now three more men will join him on the list of inactives. According to the Patriots themselves, they have ruled out defensive edge Trey Flowers, strong safety Patrick Chung, and cornerback Eric Rowe. All three men suffered their respective injuries during last Sunday’s loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars:...

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Duffy: Five things to watch during Patriots vs. Lions

The latest edition of Bill Belichick vs. Protege takes place tonight in Detroit.Former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is in search of his first win as a head coach. The Patriots are looking to rebound from an ugly 31-20 loss at Jacksonville.Here’s what we’re looking for when the Pats visit the Lions for Sunday Night Football:MATCHUPS IN THE SECONDARYWith Patrick Chung doubtful due to a concussion, the Patriots figure to play three cornerbacks in their nickel package. Of course, they could go with a “big nickel” lineup that would consist of Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty...

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Trey Flowers, Patrick Chung and Eric Rowe ruled out vs. Lions

FOXBORO — The Patriots will be without three of their top defenders in tonight’s matchup with the Detroit Lions’ high-powered offense.Defensive end Trey Flowers, safety Patrick Chung and cornerback Eric Rowe have all been ruled out. Flowers and Chung suffered concussions in the Week 2 loss to Jacksonville and did not practice this week. Rowe was limited all week with a groin injury.Without Flowers, the Patriots struggled to generate a pass rush against the Jaguars. The Pats relied on Deatrich Wise and Keionta Davis as defensive ends on early downs, while Adrian Clayborn checked in for...

SFGate

49ers’ secondary could be shorthanded vs. Chiefs

The 49ers’ secondary may not be at full strength against one of the strongest passing attacks it will face this season. On Saturday, the 49ers promoted safety Tyvis Powell from the practice squad, which could be a sign starting strong safety Jaquiski Tartt won’t be available when they visit the Chiefs on Sunday. The 49ers released linebacker Terence Garvin to make room for Powell on the roster. Tartt (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday after missing the previous two sessions and is officially questionable. In last week’s win over the Lions, Tartt aggravated the shoulder injury he...

Detroit Sports Nation

Report: Detroit Lions work out pair of cornerbacks

Though it seems more and more possible that cornerback Darius Slay (concussion) could be cleared to play on Sunday Night Football against the New England Patriots, the Detroit Lions are doing their due diligence. According to Howard Balzer, the cornerbacks De’Vante Bausby and Prince Charles Iworah have both had tryouts with the Lions this week. Lions tryouts reported: CBs DeVante Bausbu, Price Charles Iworah. — Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) September 21, 2018 Bausby was originally signed by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015 as an undrafted free agent. In 2016, with the Chicago Bears, he had 11...

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Week 3 Patriots Friday injury report: Rob Gronkowski, Deatrich Wise, Sony Michel are fully healthy!

The Patriots are preparing for the Detroit Lions. The New England Patriots released their final injury report of week 3 as they prepare to face the Detroit Lions. There are some big changes for New England, with a tight end declared OUT for the game. OUT Patriots: TE Jacob Hollister (chest) Lions: OL Andrew Donnal (knee) Both teams have declared a player out and Hollister will miss his second game over the first three weeks of the season. Hollister was a new addition to the injury report on Friday, so hopefully the injury isn’t long-term. Doubtful Patriots: S Patrick Chung (concussion),...

Detroit Sports Nation

Injury Report: Detroit Lions list 6 players as questionable for Sunday Night Football

For the 0-2 Detroit Lions to beat the 1-1 New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football, they are going to need all of the help they can get and then some. On Friday, the Lions released their injury report for the game and six players are listed as questionable to play against the Patriots. Embed from Those players who are listed as questionable include defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), linebacker Eli Harold (hip), wide receiver Marvin Jones (ankle), guard T.J. Lang (back) tight end Michael Roberts (knee), and cornerback Darius Slay (concussion).                          ...

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Injury report: 5 Lions starters listed as questionable, including Darius Slay

Darius could very well play on Sunday now. Things are continuing to look up for Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay, who earlier looked like he would certainly miss Sunday night’s game against the New England Patriots. Slay a limited participant in practice according to Friday’s injury report, but he was made available to the media after practice, suggesting that he may be out of concussion protocol completely. Typically if a player is still suffering from symptoms, they would not allow a player to conduct interviews with bright lights pointed on them. However, according to the...

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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski added to injury report

The New England Patriots, who are in the middle of their preparation for this coming Sunday’s showdown with the Detroit Lions at Ford Field, have released their injury report on Thursday and on it is the name of tight end Rob Gronkowski. According to the report, Gronkowski is dealing with an ankle issue. If anything, […] The post Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski added to injury report appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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49ers CB Richard Sherman expected to play vs. Chiefs

The San Francisco 49ers are coming off an encouraging 30-27 win over the Detroit Lions that has put them in the position to push over the .500 mark in the early goings of the season. It has completely smoothly as the 49ers have been dealing with the injury bug in the last couple of weeks […] The post 49ers CB Richard Sherman expected to play vs. Chiefs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Week 3 Patriots Thursday injury report: Rob Gronkowski added with an ankle injury

The Patriots are preparing for the Detroit Lions. The New England Patriots released their second injury report of week 3 as they prepare to face the Detroit Lions. There’s a new face included on both sides, but the rest of the report is the exact same as Wednesday’s. Did Not Participate Patriots: S Patrick Chung (concussion), DE Trey Flowers (concussion) Lions: OL Andrew Donnal (knee), CB Darius Slay (concussion) If Chung and Flowers do not practice on Friday, they are very unlikely to play on Sunday, greatly weakening the new England defense. Limited Participation Patriots: OT...

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Injury report: Rob Gronkowski limited with ankle injury

The Patriots’ biggest receiving threat has a new injury on Thursday’s report. Thursday’s injury report for both the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots remained mostly the same from Wednesday’s. The key players going through concussion protocol—Darius Slay for the Lions, Trey Flower and Patrick Chung for the Patriots—remained out of practice. Everyone else that was limited remained limited. However, both teams added an extra player to their injury report on Thursday. Eli Harold, who the Lions traded for two weeks ago, popped up on the injury report with a hip issue. Last...

Detroit Sports Nation

Detroit Lions Injury Update: Darius Slay still out, Lions sign offensive lineman

On Sunday, the Detroit Lions will host the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football. When they do so, it is looking more and more like they will be without their top cornerback, Darius Slay. According to reports, Slay missed practice for the second day in a row and his availability for Sunday is not looking good. On the bright side, guard T.J. Lang and defensive end Ezekiel Ansah both suited up for Thursday’s practice. CB Darius Slay (concussion) not at open portion of Lions practice again today. Good news in T.J. Lang & Ziggy Ansah took part for a second straight day. — Tim...

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Lions cornerback Darius Slay misses second straight practice

It’s looking less and less likely Slay will play this week against the Patriots. The New England Patriots will be in town in just a few days, and they’re likely bringing a brand new toy with them. Wide receiver Josh Gordon practiced with the Patriots on Wednesday and he’s going to bring a new aspect to New England’s already-feared offense. Unfortunately for the Detroit Lions, they may be short one of their best weapons to neutralize Gordon and quarterback Tom Brady. Cornerback Darius Slay missed his second consecutive practice on Thursday due to a concussion he suffered in a...

The Republican

All-pro Darius Slay unlikely to play against New England Patriots Sunday

Darius Slay, who suffered a concussion in the Lions' loss to the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, has yet to return to the practice field making his participation Sunday unlikely according to MLive.com.

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New England Patriots links 9/20/18 - Will it take a rocket scientist for the Lions to beat the Pats?

Daily news and links for Thursday TEAM TALK Patriots - Lions Wednesday Injury Report. Patriots sign DB Cyrus Jones; Release RB Kenjon Barner. Erik Scalavino shares the news, notes and locker-room buzz from Wednesday at Gillette: Patriots welcome new teammate. Press Conference Transcripts: Bill Belichick and Rob Gronkowski. LOCAL LINKS Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots-Lions key matchups: Who has the razor’s edge? Johnny Maffei (FullPressCoverage) Patriots vs. Lions: Three stats to know. 1. Six (6): Since Patricia took over as defensive coordinator in 2012, the Patriots...

Niner Nation

Some question marks on the 49ers first injury report of Week 3

The San Francisco 49ers released their first practice participation report of Week 3, and there are some notable names present and missing. As mentioned earlier, Malcolm Smith returned to practice and was not even included in the “full participant” list. That suggests he is 100 percent, and should be good to play this Sunday. Safety Jaquiski Tartt was a DNP after injuring his shoulder late in Sunday’s win over the Detroit Lions. Tartt dealt with the shoulder injury previously, so this will be something to monitor. The Thursday session will be key for him getting on the field this...

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49ers looking at three options if Jaquiski Tartt is unable to play in Week 3

The 49ers have two practices remaining to see how Tartt and others get going. The San Francisco 49ers secondary has some question marks, and while we don’t have final answers, defensive coordinator Robert Saleh offered up some insight into the team’s approach. Strong safety Jaquiski Tartt has been dealing with a shoulder injury that limited him in practice last week. He aggravated the injury in the fourth quarter against the Lions, and is now missing practice in advance of the Chiefs game. He sat out Wednesday practice, and his status is uncertain for Sunday. Defensive coordinator...

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Week 3 Patriots Wednesday injury report: Trey Flowers and Patrick Chung absent, Josh Gordon limited in first practice

The Patriots are preparing for the Detroit Lions. The New England Patriots released their first injury report of week 3 as they prepare to face the Detroit Lions. There aren’t too many surprises, but a new addition could explain why the team decided to add cornerback Cyrus Jones into the mix. Did Not Participate Patriots: S Patrick Chung (concussion), DE Trey Flowers (concussion) Lions: OL Andrew Donnal (knee), CB Darius Slay (concussion) Chung and Flowers are two of the most important Patriots defenders, while Slay is arguably the best defender for the Lions. Concussions are difficult...

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Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay misses Wednesday’s practice

The Lions were missing their star corner on Wednesday. The Detroit Lions took the field on Wednesday afternoon for their first day of practice in preparation for their Week 3 matchup against the New England Patriots. Unfortunately for the Lions, they were without one of their best players. Cornerback Darius Slay, who left Sunday’s game against the 49ers with a concussion, was not in attendance during Wednesday’s practice. This suggests that Slay is not yet at Stage 4 of the concussion protocol. According to the league’s concussion protocol, a player must go through five different...

Detroit Sports Nation

Detroit Lions sign DB in preparation of Darius Slay missing Week 3

On Sunday, Darius Slay suffered a brain injury against the San Francisco 49ers and has been placed in the concussion protocol. In preparation for Slay potentially missing the Lions Week 3 game against the New England Patriots, the team has signed free agent defensive back, DeShawn Shead. The team also announced they have signed WR Keon Hatcher. #Lions sign free agent CB DeShawn Shead: https://t.co/RxlPzkr8SK pic.twitter.com/Vfm6bhxCgM — Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 19, 2018 From Detroit Lions: “Shead returns to the Lions after originally signing with the club as an unrestricted free...

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Lions-Patriots Wednesday injury report: T.J. Lang, Ezekiel Ansah limited

A look at the Lions’ Week 3 injury report for Wednesday. The Detroit Lions may be getting their full starting offensive line back together this week. Wednesday’s injury report indicated that starting guard T.J. Lang, who missed last week’s game with a back injury, was a limited participant on Wednesday. This is a good sign that Lang will be good to go for “Sunday Night Football” against the New England Patriots, because last week he missed every practice. However, nothing is for certain due to his limited designation. If he isn’t able to go, Kenny Wiggins is expected to take...