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2-3, 4th in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions rule Ezekiel Ansah OUT for Sunday against Miami

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Riddick out; Ezekiel Ansah & T.J. Lang questionable for the Lions against Miami.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Ansah was asked if he wonders what's going on with his own body. "I wouldn't wish that upon nobody. I'm just happy that I've been better over the weeks and I'm just looking forward to keep improving."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Ansah on whether he'll play Sunday against Miami: "That'll be coach's decision." He hasn't played since Week 1. When asked if he was healthy enough to play, he said "I'm pretty good."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

No Theo Riddick for the third straight day for the Lions. Doesn't look that promising for him for Sunday but we will find out later today.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like Theo Riddick and Ezekiel Ansah are going to be the two main questions for the Lions this week.

Bruschi: Miami defense the difference vs. Lions (0:48)
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3dMichael Rothstein

Lions' Lang: Hitting 'reset' despite 5 concussions

Lions guard T.J. Lang says he returned to practice from what was at least the fifth concussion of his career only after consulting with three or four specialists.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Riddick's injury is a knee. That's definitely of some concern.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami coach Adam Gase said he sees "a good amount" of the Patriots defense in the Lions defense. Said it takes time for all those scheme things to come together when you're installing a new system.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions now know what quarterback they'll be facing: Brock Osweiler. With Miami ruling out Ryan Tannehill on Wednesday, Detroit can now focus its sole attention on Osweiler instead of prepping to face two different QBs. From my story today on both quarterbacks, here's what Osweiler has done against Matt Patricia defenses in the past: "Osweiler is 1-2 against Lions coach Matt Patricia in his career, with a 56 percent completion rate, two touchdowns and three interceptions. He has never completed more than 60 percent of his passes against a Patricia defense and hit for more than 225 yards in one of three games, a 30-24 win over New England on Nov. 29, 2015, when he completed 23 of 42 passes for 270 yards, a touchdown and an interception."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Riddick only Lions player not participating in media portion of practice Wednesday. T.J. Lang, Ezekiel Ansah and Michael Roberts all at practice.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DC Paul Pasqualoni worked in Miami with the late Tony Sparano and had many fond memories of his former boss. When he heard Sparano died earlier this year, it hurt him greatly. "To be very honest, when I had heard the news that morning, I think it was a Sunday morning, it just kind of made me really feel sick and ill all over. Knowing his wife, who is a wonderful person, and his two sons and his daughter had just gotten married. Tony's from Connecticut and I'm from Connecticut. Known him a long time. When he was the head coach at the University of New Haven, I was the head coach at Syracuse. We visited a great deal. We'd go down to Wooster Street and eat pizza. You know, we loved pizza, the same spots, New Haven, Connecticut. We had a lot in common, you know. We had a lot in common and he was a heck of a guy and I really appreciated the opportunity to go to Miami with him. It was a very, very sad day."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said they are "going through the process" with Jamal Agnew and whether or not he would be a candidate to return from injured reserve this year or if he needs surgery.

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7dAdam Schefter

Lions to put CB Agnew on IR; Lang improving

The Lions placed star kick returner Jamal Agnew on IR, but he could return later this season if Detroit is still contending for the playoffs. Lions guard T.J. Lang is improving since suffering a concussion last month and could return in Week 7.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions were awarded CB Lenzy Pipkins on waivers and cut LB Marquis Flowers. Pipkins, who was cut by the Colts, has 23 tackles in 13 games. He played college football at Louisiana Monroe and Oklahoma State before going undrafted in 2017. He played in 12 games for Green Bay last year.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions ST coach Joe Marciano on who the team's punt returner is: "It hasn't been discussed yet." But said it will be. They have time between now and Miami. Jamal Agnew was injured Sunday against Green Bay. Said it'll likely come from the current roster. Could be separate guys for kick and punt return.

Team Stats

Passing Yards268.014th
Rushing Yards97.223rd
Points For25.014th
Points Against27.425th

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