Making his 2012 debut, Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee) racked up seven tackles (two for a loss), one interception and one pass breakup in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Eagles.
Delmas is one of the game's biggest difference-makers on the defensive side of the ball. "He's like our Ray Lewis to the defense," CB Chris Houston said. "Brings the energy, brings the swagger, makes plays and makes other younger players feed up off of him." Delmas impressive return is bad news for Jay Cutler and the Bears' passing game in Week 7.
Source: Detroit Free Press Oct 15 - 11:03 AM
Bring back Alphonso!!!!Worked out A. Smith & J. Miller today, guys who know system, so prob goes to wire RT @IamJohnnyLights: chances Bentley or Lacey play Mon?
Smith is better than Lacey... the **** is Lacey on our team
"Check the report"
Lions CB Bill Bentley (shoulder) felt better on Wednesday but is still "unsure" for Monday night against the Bears.
Bentley was injured against the Eagles in Week 6, as was fellow corner Jacob Lacey (concussion). Detroit has an extra day to prepare and rest up, but this could pose an issue. With Alshon Jeffery (broken right hand) out for the Bears, Brandon Marshall is the only legitimate threat in the Chicago passing attack. The Lions won't practice until Thursday, so we should know more tomorrow.
Source: Dave Birkett on Twitter Oct 17 - 8:14 PM
Nate Burleson (undisclosed) returned to practice on Thursday.
It's still not clear why Burleson missed Wednesday's practice, but it's a non-issue now. Rotoworld ranks Burleson just 43rd among fantasy receivers for Week 7.
Source: DetroitLions.com Oct 18 - 2:14 PM
The Lions will be without cornerback Jacob Lacey for Monday’s game at Chicago.
Lacey did not return to practice this week after suffering a concussion last week in a victory at Philadelphia and has been ruled out on Saturday’s injury report. Lacey started at right cornerback against the Eagles.
Rookie Bill Bentley, who has also started at right cornerback this season, is listed as doubtful with a shoulder injury. Bentley left the Eagles game with the injury and only returned to practice Friday and Saturday in a limited fashion.
If Bentley can’t play, the Lions will turn to either Jonte Greeen or Alphonso Smith to fill the right cornerback spot opposite Chris Houston.
Defensive tackle Corey Williams is questionable after returning to the practice field for the first time this week since undergoing knee surgery at the end of September. Williams didn’t practice Saturday and was limited Thursday and Friday.
The team listed defensive end Cliff Avril (back), safety Louis Delmas (knee), defensive end Ronnell Lewis (eye), tight end Brandon Pettigrew (knee), linebacker Stephen Tulloch (knee) and receiver Titus Young (knee) as probable.
Roto: ravens waived OLB Sergio Kindle.
Kindle, a 2010 second-round pick out of Texas, was cut in order to make room on the active roster for Terrell Suggs. His career went downhill fast after he fell down two flights of stairs in July 2010 and fractured his skull. Kindle should be able to find work elsewhere. He's appeared in just three career games.
Hate to say it but he kinda fits our mo
Chris Houston - DB - Lions
Chris Houston will be assigned Brandon Marshall in coverage in Monday night's game against the Bears.
Houston isn't a shutdown corner, but the Lions have used him against top receivers, regardless of which side of the field they line up on. Marshall should be started with confidence, though he's unlikely to see coverage from rookie CB Jonte Green. Since returning in Week 3, Houston hasn't allowed a touchdown to an opposing wideout.
Related: Brandon Marshall
Source: Detroit News Oct 20 - 9:59 PM
Louis Delmas - DB - Lions
Louis Delmas (knee) practiced fully on Saturday and is listed as probable for Monday Night Football.
Delmas hasn't reported any setbacks since making his 2012 debut. The Lions are expected to be without corners Jacob Lacey (concussion) and Bill Bentley (doubtful, shoulder) on Monday night. If Bentley is ruled out, sixth-round pick Jonte Green will likely start opposite Chris Houston.
Oct 20 - 9:10 PM
Starting a 6th round rookie at CB = epic fail. ****ing ***holes that run this team.
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Houston, Lacey, Florence, Bentley, Greenwood, Green. Don't know why it's only our secondary which seems to get injured
Keiland Williams was just signed by the Redskins and RB Ryan Grant was released.
Kinda funny as a lot of us were screaming for Ryan Grant to sign in Detroit over the summer (myself included)
roto- Lions SS Spievey will be watched closely
Coach Jim Schwartz expects SS Amari Spievey (concussion) to be watched "very closely" because of the lingering effects from the concussion that knocked him out of the playoffs last year.
Spievey isn't necessarily under the same protocol that Jahvid Best went through, but he's going to have to clear some major hurdles to return. Spievey is up to four concussions in his short NFL career. Consider him sidelined indefinitely.