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The Detroit Lions (3-2) return to New Orleans for a Week 6 matchup against the Saints (2-2) looking to rebound after a 27-24 loss to the Panthers at Ford Field. The Saints return home to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome coming off a Bye in Week 5. The teams will square off for the fourth consecutive regular season and the 25th overall meeting between the two clubs. The Lions have won the previous three contests dating back to the 2014 season and lead the series with a 12-11-1 record. The two teams last met on December 4, 2016 at New Orleans, with the Lions claiming a 28-13 victory.


  • The following players have been listed on the Detroit Lions’ Injury Report today: DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee), G T.J. Lang (back), and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) did not practice. WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), S Glover Quin (groin), T Rick Wagner (shoulder), RB Dwayne Washington (quad), and LB Tahir Whitehead (pectoral) were limited in today’s practice. QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) participated in a full practice.  
  • The following players have been listed on the New Orleans Saints’ Injury Report today: T Terron Armstead (shoulder), and WR Willie Snead (hamstring) were limited in today’s practice. RB Trey Edmunds (concussion), TE Josh Hill (concussion), and CB Sterling Moore (pectoral) participated in a full practice.


  • The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed free agents DE Datone Jones and DT Caraun Reid. Contract terms were not disclosed.
  • In addition, the Lions announced that they have waived LB Thurston Armbrister and placed DT Haloti Ngata on Reserve-Injured.

The loss of DT Haloti Ngata: 
“He’s obviously, he’s an incredible individual, not just in terms for what he does for us on the field because he’s been able to do a lot of great things for us, but even off the field with his leadership. It’s huge. You don’t necessarily don’t go out and find another Haloti Ngata. I mean, it’s just not going to happen. But we do have guys that we have in place that we think can get the job done what we ask them to do. We’ll get it done.”

If he thinks Ngata will be in the Hall of Fame when his career is finished: “That’s not for me to judge, but I can tell you if I was voting that he’d certainly be one of those guys that I would certainly vote for.”

Why he would vote for Ngata to be in the Hall of Fame: “Just look at the impact he’s had on the game. I think he went to five or six straight Pro Bowls early on in his career. Powerful guy that is kind of a little different breed. He’s one of the few big men on the inside that can just flat out run. You watch him cover sideline to sideline. Even during his early years he did some unusual things. And his numbers will probably–I’m not certain what his numbers are. I would anticipate that they’re pretty impressive overall.”

If Ngata was having a good year: “Oh, yeah. No doubt about it.”

How he is feeling: “Feel OK.”

If he will play Sunday“You guys can figure it out through the week. Coach (Caldwell) handles a lot of that stuff. You know that.”



If he has to do anything different this week to ensure his health: “Just working with our trainers.”

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