Detroit Lions news takes a look at the final week 15 injury report against the New York Giants before taking a look at Lions stuff around the web.
The Detroit Lions remain a fairly healthy football team given the late nature of the season but they may be without a couple important players again this week. Center Travis Swanson has enjoyed something of a breakout season but has already been ruled out for a second-consecutive week as he deals with a concussion.
The news is somewhat better for running back Theo Riddick, but not much. Riddick missed last week’s game with a wrist injury that may also keep him out against the Giants. He hasn’t been ruled out as of Friday afternoon, but the team has given him the doubtful designation for his chances of playing. Neither Swanson or Riddick practiced at all this week.
Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), DeAndre Levy (knee), Darius Slay (hamstring) and Zach Zenner (concussion) were limited in practice all week long and have drawn the designation of questionable on the final injury report.
The injury report ends with Matthew Stafford (finger) but there is no doubt about his playing status as the Lions didn’t even list him as questionable.
Here is a look at some other Detroit Lions news, notes, tidbits and whatnots from around the web.
More Detroit Lions news from around FanSided
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More Detroit Lions news from around the rest of the web
Lions-Giants Is The Biggest Game Of Week 15
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Detroit Lions’ Darius Slay might not face Odell Beckham Jr.
Dave Birkett | Detroit Free Press
Detroit Lions at New York Giants preview: On Paper
Jeremy Reisman | Pride of Detroit
In other news, FOX Sports is sending their top broadcast team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman to call Sunday’s Lions-Giants game – another indication that this game is one of the biggest of the week.