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2019 Schedule
3-5-1, 4th in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions have signed RB Bo Scarbrough to the active roster and waived RB Paul Perkins. Don't be surprised if Scarbrough gets some work tomorrow against Dallas. He's a much bigger back than what Detroit has on the roster already — 6-1, 235 — and could end up filling in for Nick Bawden if he can't go. Bawden is questionable with a foot injury. Also, the Lions signed P Matt Wile to the practice squad.

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Johnson out of protocol, can join Lions' RB corps

Ty Johnson has been cleared from concussion protocol and will join J.D. McKissic and Paul Perkins in the Lions' backfield committee against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Johnson has cleared concussion protocol and is no longer questionable. He is available to play for Detroit tomorrow.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia on a medical plan for Matthew Stafford: "I'm not going to go into the details of that, but there are different things that our doctors are doing, everybody's doing to hit those markers when we get to 'em. He's doing great. He's doing fine, normal. Studying, getting ready to go, helping everybody around him, you know, prepare, which is great." Is there any scenario where Stafford plays, per Patricia: "Not this Sunday, no."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said there's no scenario he sees where Matthew Stafford plays this week. He hasn't practiced all week. There's a medical plan in place for him and he's been working, but he's not going to return this week.

Ninkovich: Lions will have tough time vs. Cowboys (0:24)
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Hue to lead Kap workout; at least 13 teams to go

The NFL released more details about Colin Kaepernick's scheduled workout in Atlanta on Saturday, saying Thursday that Hue Jackson will lead the drills. At least 13 teams have committed to attend.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions, they have some safety health issues — Will Harris added as limited with a quad injury. Just Tavon Wilson and C.J. Moore healthy now, although Miles Killebrew back to full after a concussion.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Ty Johnson back at practice for the Lions, so that's a good sign. QB Matthew Stafford and RT Rick Wagner still not practicing so that's not as good of an indication for Sunday against Dallas.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford officially a no practice with a back/hip injury:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford did not have a helmet and threw lightly on the side, but did not warm up or participate in any drills during the open portion of practice Wednesday. Mostly he stood in the back with his hands on his hips or arms crossed between chatting with coaches. It was all Jeff Driskel and David Blough going through reps during the open portion of practice.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said "we always do our due diligence" on players that are available. He said the Lions will have someone at Colin Kaepernick's workout this weekend but seemed happy with Jeff Driskel's performance over the weekend.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

No Tracy Walker, Rick Wagner, Romeo Okwara, Ty Johnson or Da'Shawn Hand at practice today, per Matt Patricia. So it sounds, at least, like Matthew Stafford will be out there. No idea how much the quarterback will do, though.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions placed DT Kevin Strong on injured reserve and were awarded OT Dan Skipper on waivers from Houston. Skipper was with the Lions for parts of the 2017 and 2018 season between the practice squad and active roster. This move is one to watch with Rick Wagner in concussion protocol.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said "we'll see as we go through the week" as to whether or not Matthew Stafford will practice this week.

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Stafford: Sitting out vs. Bears was 'right decision'

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said Monday he wanted to be on the field Sunday but ultimately did what he felt was best for the team in sitting against the Chicago Bears, snapping his 136-game start streak.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said Matthew Stafford is still day-to-day, week-to-week, according to what he told reporters during his press conference Monday. Said he had scans done Friday. He prepared the team for any possibility on Saturday and held out hope Stafford would feel better Sunday. He said he and Stafford made the decision for him not to dress.

Former Lions WR Rogers dies at 38 (0:46)
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Team Stats

Passing Yards291.24th
Rushing Yards96.2Tied-20th
Points For24.114th
Points Against26.3