- The following players have been listed on the Detroit Lions’ Injury Report today: DT Ricky Jean Francois (illness) did not practice. OL Andrew Donnal (knee) was limited in today’s practice.
- The following players have been listed on the New York Jets’ Injury Report today: LB Josh Martin (concussion) and S Marcus Maye (foot) did not practice. LB Jeremiah Attaochu (calf), WR Jermaine Kearse (abdomen), and LB Avery Williamson (hamstring) were limited in today’s practice. T Kelvin Beachum (foot), WR Quincy Enunwa (thumb), C Spencer Long (knee), DT Steve McLendon (knee), WR Terrelle Pryor (ankle), CB Buster Skrine (Hand), G Brian Winters (back) participated in a full practice.
- The Detroit Lions continued their preparation for the New York Jets today with a practice in shorts at the team’s headquarters and training facility in Allen Park.
- The Lions open the regular season on Monday Night Football for the first time since 2014, when Detroit defeated the New York Giants 35-14 at Ford Field. The Lions and Jets meet for the first time since their 2014 matchup when Detroit won 24-17 at New York. The Lions lead the all-time series between the two clubs with a 7-6-0 record.
LIONS HEAD COACH MATT PATRICIA
On what he’s learned about QB Matthew Stafford: “Going against him, he’s an extremely tough guy, he’s going to stay in there. He’s a competitive guy, really strong arm, all the attributes that you see just from a physical standpoint. I think what’s been great is just getting to know him as a football player, as a person. His intelligence, his intellect into the game, the way that he sees the game, his vision of how people defend him or our players is always real insightful. Some guys don’t really see that all the time, They don’t really understand how the pieces all kind of fit together and what an opponent might do to stop us based on who we have. And I think his experience in that manner has been great. I would say his study and his knowledge of the guys that we play against and the other defenders throughout the League is pretty extensive. And I’ll say he takes a lot of really detailed notes. He’s up there just studying and being a really good student of the game. He keeps all his notes and then goes back and reviews them. So, just really 100 percent a great professional as far as approach and attack to the game.”