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Louis Delmas is long past having a speedy return from August knee surgery, but Detroit Lions coach Jim Scwhartz indicated today that Delmas return still could be a ways off.
Asked about his oft-injured safety's recovery, Schwartz said Delmas is really not day-to-day. Hes still more week-to-week.
Delmas underwent surgery on his left knee Aug. 7, after dealing with tendinitis early in training camp and hasnt practiced since the procedure.
Delmas has worked out with trainers on the field before each of the Lions first two games, and Schwartz insisted today that he hasn't suffered any setbacks in his recovery. The Lions initially hoped he would return at the start of the regular season.
Its just were waiting for his knee to be better to get him back on the practice field and get him on the game field, Schwartz said. Like I said, thats what it is. I never said that we expect to have him back. Thats the objective, but with injuries, we never go into any injury, whether its a guy with a pulled muscle or a guy with a knee injury- - a guy with anything -- and say, 'Hey, this is the timetable, and hes coming back right then.'
"Thats one of the reasons I dont talk very much about injuries, 'cause the only thing thats going to determine whether a guys back on the field is whether hes able to do his job on the field. Thats where we are with him. Source: Detroit Free Press
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. Its been 510 days since the Detroit Lions selected Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure in the second round of the 2011NFL Draft with the 57th pick overall.
Finally, at long last, its time to see what Leshoure can do in a regular-season NFL game when the Lions face the Tennessee Titans Sunday afternoon.
After missing all of last season following surgery for a...
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It doesn’t matter that the Lions are headed in the right direction. After decades of irrelevancy, opposing teams aren’t getting a second bye week with the Lions on their schedule. Calvin Johnson is the most dangerous weapon in the NFL and the guy throwing him the football is one of four in the history of the sport to throw for 5,000 yards in a season.
But even a cannon for...
This week, the Detroit Lions head to Nashville to take on the 0-2 Titans. The Lions are coming off a tough loss to the 49ers, and Matthew Stafford needs to step up his performance against a Titans team ranked 20th against the pass.The Titans, however, have had more than one tough game. Their first two weeks have been a struggle, as the offense has failed to move the ball and the...
According to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com, Lions cornerback Chris Houston says he’s playing in this week’s game against the Titans.
“I’m running around healthier than I was the last couple of weeks. I’m about 95 percent and I’ll be ready to go this week,” said Houston, per Twentyman.
According to Anwar Richardson of MLive.com, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, safety Louis Delmas and tight end Tony Scheffler aren’t practicing today.
Johnson missed some practice time last week with a foot injury. The Lions might be holding him out because if his foot.
Delmas is still working his way back from a knee injury.
According to the Lions' official website, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is listed as probable for Week 3.Fantasy Spin:Johnson was never a threat to miss Week 3. The Lions will face a subpar Titans defense this week, so we like Megatron to pick up his first touchdown of the season.
The Lions claimed cornerback Jerome Murphy off waivers from the New Orleans Saints today and released Kevin Barnes, who played sparingly the last two weeks, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Murphy, a third-round pick in 2010 out of South Florida, made three tackles in the first two games of the season for the Saints and was waived on Monday.
The Lions are at critical...
Lions running back Mikel Leshoure, who was suspended for the team's first two games, was at practice Wednesday. The Detroit Free Press reports Leshoure took the second rep at running back during the team's skeleton drills. Source: CBSSports Attached Thumbnails
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday with a sore ankle, said defensive backs are taking liberties with the replacement officials.
"They are (getting away with more)," Johnson said. "They definitely held me on a third-down situation in the first half (Sunday against the Niners). It was in the middle of the field...
Lions cornerback Jacob Lacey is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.
Lacey had not appeared on the injury report this week, but has sustained a toe injury, and will be a game-time decision.
Lions tight end Tony Scheffler (calf), safety Louis Delmas (knee) and linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) are officially listed as doubtful.
Michael Crabtree didn’t exactly call out his teammates before last week’s game against the Detroit Lions, but he did issue a challenge to his offensive comrades to keep up with the high standard of performance being put forth regularly by San Francisco’s rugged defense and superior special teams units. Crabtree certainly has lived up to that standard himself during the Niners’ 2-0 start.
For the Detroit Lions, in a need of a game to get right, and the Tennessee Titans, in need of a strong showing before they lose control of their season, Sunday’s game has a lot of importance. The Lions do not want to be 1-2, and the Titans definitely do not want to be 0-3. However, while this looks like a game the Lions can dominate they cannot afford to play down to their competition...
Detroit Lions (1-1) at Tennessee Titans (0-2)
Before the season, I identified 5 overrated and 5 underrated teams, with the idea of betting on them (or against them) until they proved me wrong or the odds makers caught up. This served me well as I’m 10-4 this year on games involving those 10 teams (and one of those losses is because I abandoned shipped on the Bills after week 1...
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