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Detroit Lions free safety Louis Delmas had arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee over the weekend but might be ready to play Saturday, according to Jim Schwartz.

Lions' Delmas possible in game against San Diego Chargers

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Monday there's a chance safety Louis Delmas could return from minor knee surgery to play Saturday against the San Diego Chargers, but Delmas did not take part in the Lions' first practice of the week today.

Coach speak: Highlights from Jim Schwartz's Monday news conference

Highlights from Lions coach Jim Schwartz's Monday news conference. On the excitement on the plane trip home: "Go to work on San Diego. Obviously we were pleased to get the win and excited about it, but it's a long trip back, it's a late game and we didn't have any champagne."

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz not ready to pop champagne after ninth win

The Detroit Lions (9-5) are one victory away from clinching a playoff spot, but coach Jim Schwartz said he is not ready to pop champagne.

Lions' Jim Schwartz 'tired as hell,' but focusing on Chargers

The coach wasn't biting on questions about the Lions' playoff prospects nor how big was Sunday's comeback victory over the Raiders during his weekly news conference today.

Louis Delmas has surgery to repair MCL sprain

Lions safety Louis Delmas has missed the team’s last three games with a Grade 2 MCL sprain.  The injury typically heals with rest.  Delmas, however, has undergone arthroscopic surgery to repair the injury. According to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News, coach Jim Schwartz downplayed the situation. “I guess you could say he’s day to…

Schwartz: Fairley effective when he's healthy

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Nick Fairley has been in and out of the lineup all season -- he was back on the field for Sunday's game against the Raiders -- but Lions coach Jim Schwartz said all the roster shuffling hasn't stunted his rookie defensive tackle's growth.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz downplays lack of running game

After the offense mustered only 57 yards on' attempts against the Raiders, Schwartz downplayed the ineffectiveness of the league's 28th-ranked rushing offense.

Detroit Lions' resiliency shines through during fourth-quarter comeback against Raiders

Lions' Jim Schwartz on Matthew Stafford: "He's got some dog years to his experience."

Jim Schwartz: Ndamukong Suh looked 'same as he always does' in return from suspension

The Detroit Lions' star defensive tackle didn't have a big statistical game, but managed to get a piece of Oakland's game-winning field goal attempt from 65 yards away.

Notebook: Lions safety Louis Delmas undergoes knee surgery

Delmas, who missed his third game, had knee surgery Saturday, coach Jim Schwartz confirmed after Sunday's game. "I guess you could say he's day to day," Schwartz said.

Daily list: The daily list

AP football writer Richard Rosenblatt picked his top six candidates for NFL coach of the year, and the Lions' Jim Schwartz was nowhere to be found. Here's the sextet with better credentials: MIKE MCCARTHY OK, so his Packers are 13-1. No arguments. GARY KUBIAK

Lions Come Back to Beat Raiders, On Verge of Playoffs

It's official: 2011 will be a winning season for the Detroit Lions. The Lions picked up their 9th win with a Tebow-esque comeback against the Oakland Raiders, erasing a 13 point deficit in the 4th quarter. With the win, the Lions are on the verge of their first playoff birth since I was in elementary school 1999. Bullets of incoherent thoughts because I'm still...

Detroit Lions @ Oakland Raiders: Pregame thoughts

To find out anything Lions, you need to be following the former Detroit News writer now working for the team, Tim Twentyman, on Twitter. He has today's inactives: Twentyman adds a little more info when giving the Lions' inactive list. After the roster carnage of the past few weeks, it's refreshing to see the Lions are starting to get somewhat healthy.  After missing...
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