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$18K fine for Lions DT more than preseason pay

Detroit Lions lineman Kerry Hyder was fined $18,231 for his roughing penalty on Cincinnati quarterback A.J. McCarron -- a sum larger than his likely pay during training camp, a source says.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DE Kerry Hyder picked up a hefty preseason fine of $18,231 for roughing the passer during last week's game against the Bengals.

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Lions' non-QB MVP: Ezekiel Ansah

Yes, Detroit has depth on its defensive line, but an injury to Ansah would remove the defense's most dynamic player. Michael Rothstein calls him the Lions' best overall player. Non-QB MVPs

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Two other Lions came close to Top 100

Despite barely playing last season, DeAndre Levy finished sixth among 4-3 OLBs and 119th overall in #NFLRank. Meanwhile, Darius Slay just missed the top 10 among cornerbacks. #NFLRank audit by position (Insider)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Ebron and Josh Bynes among the Lions not practicing Thursday. Ebron practiced Tuesday and then sat out the past two days.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions RB Zach Zenner explains why he is growing a beard, even though he knows it is...not an impressive one.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell won't say anything on Eric Ebron again. He said "we'll see" if he plays Saturday vs. Ravens.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have released veteran Stevan Ridley. That likely sets Detroit's running backs this season with Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington. George Winn is still on the roster, too.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Ebron's return to practice lasted one day for the Lions. He sat out Wednesday's practice along with OL Graham Glasgow, Michael Ola and Corey Robinson, LB Josh Bynes and Jon Bostic and S Isaiah Johnson.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said he doesn't have any concerns about DeAndre Levy entering the season. He does, though, worry about everyone's health. Caldwell said they won't gauge Levy based on 2014 because Levy's knowledge has been expanding. He missed almost all of last season with a hip injury.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said "we'll see" when it comes to Ameer Abdullah getting carries Saturday against Baltimore. Abdullah told me yesterday it would be "cool" to play against the Ravens since he hasn't played in the preseason yet.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said when Dennis Green was at Northwestern, the last thing that happened every morning meeting was setting basketball teams for the day. And occasionally an ABA player would show up -- and shoot the lights out.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DC Teryl Austin said he views CB Alex Carter like a rookie. Anything the Lions get out of him he looks at it as "rookie development." Carter was on IR all last year.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Teryl Austin said consistency will separate the DTs behind Haloti Ngata and Tyrunn Walker when it comes to roster spots. Austin said A'Shawn Robinson has been "trending in the right direction" the last few weeks.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DC Teryl Austin said "he might show up, he might not" when asked if DeAndre Levy will play Saturday against Baltimore.

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.39th
Rushing Yards83.432nd
Points For22.119th
Points Against25.023rd

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