Kyle Van Noy Set To Return, CJ Mosley Smoking Down In London and more


Detroit Jock City Morning Drive

Detroit Lions Bye Week Edition

The Detroit Lions are using the bye week to heal and adjust the roster to make room for some returning players. Kyle Van Noy is expected to return to the Detroit Lions defensive line-up this weekend and the team got busy making room for their second round pick.

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Calvin Johnson is also expected to be healthy and ready to go for week ten.  Megaton’s return should help the offense overall but Center Dominic Raiola thinks the run game will only go as far as the offensive line will take it. 

Meanwhile, details are leaking out about the mysterious suspension of defensive tackle CJ Mosley. 

All of these stories and more in the Detroit Lions bye week edition of the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive.

From MLive: Detroit Lions Make Room For Kyle Van Noy

"The Detroit Lions are getting healthy, and begun to adjust their roster accordingly. The first dominoes to fall were tight end Jordan Thompson and safety Jerome Couplin, who were cut Saturday. That clears space for the impending return of Kyle Van Noy, a rookie linebacker who has been on short-term injured reserve while recovering from a sports hernia."

From ESPN: CJ Mosley Caught With Marijuana In London

"…sources told ESPN that after the team moved from its serene countryside hotel to a downtown London hotel near Hyde Park, a disconnected smoke alarm alerted the hotel security staff to check the defensive tackle’s room. Mosley was discovered with marijuana, sources said, and the Lions suspended him for two weeks for conduct detrimental to the club."

From Breaking Down The Detroit Lions Second Half Games

"If they have a similar showing in the second half, a division title is likely in their grasp and maybe a first-round bye. The second half of the season gets tougher for the Lions though, especially with road games at Arizona and New England and finishing away from Ford Field the final two weeks of the season in Chicago and Green Bay."

From MLive: Detroit Lions Run Game In The Hands Of Offensive Line

"The return of superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson should help the Detroit Lions’ anemic ground game, but the key to improvement is the offensive linemen doing a better job, according to center Dominic Raiola. The Lions’ rushing attack has been stuck in the mud since the start of the season. At the midpoint of the campaign, Detroit ranks last in the NFL, averaging 3.1 yards per carry."