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Lions signed S Jerome Couplin to their active roster.

The Lions safety ranks are deep, but the team can always use another defensive back, especially with a roster spot opening when C.J. Mosley was suspended.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

25 Oct, 02:51 PM

Lions have suspended DT C.J. Mosley for 2 weeks for conduct detrimental and violation of team rules.

He plays behind Nick Fairley, so his snap count is limited most weeks in any case. Doubt we will find out what led to the team-oinduced suspension, but I will be keeping my ears open in Detroit.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

25 Oct, 02:47 PMSource

Josh Bynes (teeth) has been added to the Lions  injury report. He is listed as probable to play Sunday.

Bynes is dealing with some sort of dental issue and if we're led to believe that Austin Powers was more documentary than fiction, well, England is the last place he wants to have dental work done. Nothing funny about mouth pain, but Bynes is expected to play through it.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

25 Oct, 08:43 AMSource

Calvin Johnson (ankle) is unlikely to play in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons in London, according to a source. The team has a bye in Week 9, and head coach Jim Caldwell is reportedly looking at the big picture.

This was reported by Ed Werder from ESPN who is covering the Lions in London this week. It definitely makes sense and the fact that we're hearing this on Friday makes it easier to bench Megatron and not have to sit and worry about how limited he may or may not be. Golden Tate remains a high-end play.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 10:32 PMSource

Update: Reggie Bush (ankle) is expected to be inactive for the Week 8 game against the Atlanta Falcons in London.

The only one who thought Reggie Bush was playing this week was Reggie Bush. He was unable to practice all week and the prospect of him practicing Saturday was bleak as well. Joique Bell is looking better and better against this tomato can Falcons defense.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 10:16 PMSource

Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game vs the Falcons.

Well this doesn't bode well for the Lions on Sunday. Eric Ebron is already out with a hamstring injury and now it looks like Pettigrew will miss the game as well. Joseph Fauria is a nice upside sleeper all of a sudden. Tough to trust but if you're desperate for help, it's an interesting possibility.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 10:54 AMSource

Eric Ebron (hamstring) will not play Sunday vs Atlanta.

Ebron hasn't been at practice all week after missing Week 7 with the same hamstring issue. Brandon Pettigrew will be the starting tight end again, but Joseph Fauria should be as well and we all know what kind of a touchdown vulture he can be.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 10:41 AMSource

Update: Reggie Bush (ankle) is listed as doubtful to play on Friday’s injury report.

Yet Bush still insists that he'll play Sunday. He hasn't practiced at all this week so even if he were to put in a practice Saturday, it's doubtful that he would be able to play in a game situation. Joique Bell will lead the charge out of the Lions' backfield this Sunday with Theo Riddick likely backing him up.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 10:39 AMSource

Calvin Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice on Friday and will likely be a game time decision on Sunday.

There's really been no change in Johnson's condition this week. He's done some running and cutting and he's put in some limited practice work. He's closer to playing this week than he was last week, but he's not close enough to rest the minds of nervous fantasy owners. If he does play Sunday, you have to start him. Not only is he an elite, but the Falcons pass defense ranks 29th in the league and gives up an average of 274 passing yards per game.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 10:14 AM

Reggie Bush (ankle) said he'll play Sunday despite missing the last two days of practice.

Bush seems pretty adamant about playing, but unless he gets in a practice either Friday or Saturday, it seems doubtful that he'll be on the field Sunday. Monitor the reports leading up to the game, but it doesn't sound like a promising week for Bush's fantasy owners.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 09:45 AMSource

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