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2-3, 4th in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said they are "going through the process" with Jamal Agnew and whether or not he would be a candidate to return from injured reserve this year or if he needs surgery.

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2dAdam Schefter

Lions to put CB Agnew on IR; Lang improving

The Lions placed star kick returner Jamal Agnew on IR, but he could return later this season if Detroit is still contending for the playoffs. Lions guard T.J. Lang is improving since suffering a concussion last month and could return in Week 7.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions were awarded CB Lenzy Pipkins on waivers and cut LB Marquis Flowers. Pipkins, who was cut by the Colts, has 23 tackles in 13 games. He played college football at Louisiana Monroe and Oklahoma State before going undrafted in 2017. He played in 12 games for Green Bay last year.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions ST coach Joe Marciano on who the team's punt returner is: "It hasn't been discussed yet." But said it will be. They have time between now and Miami. Jamal Agnew was injured Sunday against Green Bay. Said it'll likely come from the current roster. Could be separate guys for kick and punt return.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Jones, to me, about the last time he got two offensive pass interference calls in a game: "Oh. My God. I don't know, to be honest." So were they legit? "You got to watch the film and then holler at me."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions RB Kerryon Johnson told me after the game that "I'm fine" following his ankle injury against the Packers. "If I can walk, run, if I'm standing, I always want to go back in, so that's what I'm going to do." Johnson said he wasn't necessarily fighting to go back in but that he wanted to compete. He finished with 70 yards on 12 carries before his ankle injury in the fourth quarter. He wanted to finish the game, "but it just didn't happen today." The bye week likely comes at a good time for him.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

It wasn't pretty, but a win Sunday was what Detroit to remain realistically in the playoff hunt.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions hung on — and for the optics of their season, that's what will matter for Detroit coming off its 31-23 win over Green Bay. It puts the Lions in an OK place heading into the bye. Matthew Stafford called it "a big one." More important, the Lions' offense looked fairly good, particularly Kenny Golladay and Kerryon Johnson, two of the Lions' younger skill players.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

As impressive as Detroit's win over New England was two weeks ago, the first half Sunday against the Packers might be even better. The Lions scored on 4 of 7 drives (three touchdowns) and Matthew Stafford showed a good amount of efficiency. Defensively, though, the Lions were better. Detroit had intermittent pressure on Aaron Rodgers, but had splash plays from defensive linemen Romeo Okwara and Da'Shawn Hand to help create havoc in the backfield. Sure, Detroit was aided by three missed Mason Crosby field goals, but overall it's been a strong first half performance by Detroit -- something the Lions sorely needed.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Ameer Abdullah and Jamal Agnew have been working on fielding punts here in pregame. It's Agnew's job still, more than likely, but Abdullah could see some sort of return role as well now that he's active this week. Abdullah, during his rookie year, tied a league record with a 104-yard return against the Packers...that didn't result in a touchdown. He was one of the best kick returners in the league his rookie year.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Quandre Diggs (hand) is active this week for Detroit. As is WR Marvin Jones and DB Tracy Walker, who could have a bigger role with Wilson's injury.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: DE Ezekiel Ansah, RG T.J. Lang, TE Michael Roberts, LB Eli Harold, S Tavon Wilson, WR Brandon Powell, OL Andrew Donnal

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have signed CB Cre'Von LeBlanc off the practice squad and waived TE Hakeem Valles. With Michael Roberts already out, it means Detroit will have only two active tight ends Sunday against Green Bay. LeBlanc was with the Bears and Patriots earlier in his career before being signed to Detroit's practice squad. The Lions have four defensive backs questionable for Sunday: Starting safety Quandre Diggs (hand), starting corner Nevin Lawson (illness), DB Tracy Walker (ankle) and safety Tavon Wilson (back). The Lions also signed CB Dee Virgin to the practice squad and waived S Rolan Milligan.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Bad news for the Lions. Ezekiel Ansah is OUT for the fourth straight week with a shoulder injury. Also, T.J. Lang and Michael Roberts won't play vs. Green Bay.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia coaching during Lions practice.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eli Harold, T.J. Lang and Michael Roberts not at open portion of Lions practice. Quandre Diggs (hand) and Ezekiel Ansah both practiced again Friday.

Team Stats

Passing Yards268.014th
Rushing Yards97.223rd
Points For25.014th
Points Against27.425th

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