DETROIT LIONS INJURY REPORT NOV 2 2017
The Lions continued their preparation for the Green Bay Packers today with a practice in pads at the team’s headquarters and facility in Allen Park.
Detroit (3-4) travels to Green Bay (4-3) in Week 9 for a divisional matchup on Monday Night Football. The Lions fell to Pittsburgh on Sunday night 20-15 in Week 8, while Green Bay returns to action following a Bye Week. Monday’s prime time clash marks the 174th all-time meeting between these division rivals, as Green Bay holds the edge in the series 98-68-7. The Packers won the teams’ last meeting dating back to Week 17 of the 2016 season, 34-24, while Detroit has split each of the last two meetings at Lambeau Field.
- The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed T Dan Skipper to the practice squad.
- The following players have been listed on the Detroit Lions’ Injury Report today: S Don Carey (knee), WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), and T Greg Robinson (ankle) did not practice. DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee), and RB Dwayne Washington (concussion) were limited in today’s practice. LB Paul Worrilow (knee), and T Emmett Cleary (ankle) participated in a full practice.
- The following players have been listed on the Green Bay Packers’ Injury Report today: TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder), S Kentrell Brice (ankle), LB Ahmad Brooks (back), DT Quinton Dial (chest), and LB Joe Thomas (ankle) did not practice. S Morgan Burnett (hamstring), LS Taybor Pepper (foot), and G Lane Taylor (ankle) were limited in today’s practice. T David Bakhtiari (hamstring), Ty Montgomery (ribs, wrist), LB Nick Perry (hand), and CB Damarious Randall (hamstring) participated in a full practice.
LIONS QB MATTHEW STAFFORD ON . . .
If there is a different feel playing the Packers without Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: “Not really, we’re going to their place. We’re playing in their house. We know it’s going to be a tough environment. They play well at home. I’m going up against their defense. No question that each game unfolds differently, and you got to kind of figure out how to play that game to give yourself the best chance to win it. But we’re playing against their defense. They’re a talented defense with a bunch of young guys in the secondary that are really physically talented and guys up front that can get after the passer.”
What jumps out to him on film about the Packers being better this year in the secondary: “They’ve spent some resources. I mean they’ve got draft picks like you said. Some guys that are rookies or second-year players that are coming into their own. They’re playing at a high level and I think they’re playing a lot of DBs in a lot of situations. They play quite a bit of nickel defense, play quite a bit of dime defense. So, they’re trying to get guys out there that can cover and still be physical and stop the run, which they do a nice job of.”
What his relationship is like with Rodgers and if he has talked to him since the injury: “No, no conversations with him. He and I are friendly when we’re on the field. I talk to him usually before and after the game, but not much more other than that. I’ve got a ton of respect for him, obviously. He’s a great player in our league and I’ve gotten to play against him quite a few times. So, ton of respect for him and hopefully he’ll heal up.”
On if there’s anything different about playing football at Lambeau Field: “Yeah, I love it. I love playing there. There’s a ton of history there, a bunch of great players have played there, a bunch of great games have happened there. I’ve been in some wild ones there on the winning side, on the losing side. I’ve been through a lot at that place, but I enjoy playing there.”
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