Ansah, Bell Among Names on Detroit Lions Injury Report for Week 3


Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (94) against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

As the NFL regular season enters week three, the Detroit Lions injury report is gaining names — particularly in the defensive secondary.

The nickel back position has been a revolving door to say the least early on in 2014. With both Bill Bentley and rookie Nevin Lawson out with season-ending injuries, Cassius Vaughn was slated as the next to step up and fill in.

However, Vaughn himself missed practice on Friday with an ankle injury and is now listed as OUT for Sundays match-up with the Green Bay Packers as well.

With Vaughn, Lawson, Bentley, and safety James Ihedigbo all out of action, that leaves a total of three healthy cornerbacks — Darius Slay, Rashean Mathis and Danny Gorrer who was signed this week. A scary thought considering the offense, and particularly the signal caller, the Lions will face on Sunday.

“There are going to be guys that are up, going to be down, going to be situations where we’re going to have to adjust and I think our guys, from an intellectual standpoint, feel and understand that they can adapt better than anyone.” – Head Coach, Jim Caldwell

A bit of good news is that safety Don Carey is listed as probable and is likely to return after missing the first two games with a hamstring injury. He can pitch in at nickel which he did late last season. Gorrer and Mathis can play nickel if needed.

Right tackle LaAdrian Waddle (calf) and linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) are also officially OUT.

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Lions second-year defensive end, Ziggy Ansah was back at practice on Friday after sitting out on Thursday with a knee injury. He is listed as questionable to play.

Anash’s back up, George Johnson is also questionable for Sunday after missing Thursday and Friday’s practices with a groin injury.

Along with Ansah and Johnson, Nick Fairley (biceps) is questionable.

Running back Joique Bell (knee) is probable and should play.

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