Tuesday is normally an off day for players, but there’s nothing normal about this week for the Detroit Lions. Fresh off of Sunday’s home victory over the Atlanta Falcons, the Lions have a condensed schedule to get ready for Thursday night’s primetime matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
The accelerated practice schedule means we get an injury update on Tuesday. Much like Monday’s initial report, it features a lot of names but also some optimism for Week 4. In fact, there were just two status changes from Monday to Tuesday: the return of center Frank Ragnow from his customary veteran rest day and the downgrading of fullback Jason Cabinda from limited participant to out.
Left tackle Taylor Decker, running back David Montgomery, cornerback Emmanuel Moseley, left guard Jonah Jackson and safety Kerby Joseph were all limited once again. Their final game statuses will be official on Wednesday. Decker has indicated he expects to play on Thursday.
Cabinda joined right guard Halapoulivaati Vaitai and tackle Matt Nelson on the sidelines. Nelson is in need of knee surgery and will be placed on I.R., though the team has yet to formally execute the roster move. Vaitai remains sidelined from a knee injury suffered in Week 2 and is not expected to play in Green Bay.
As was the case on Monday, Tuesday’s session was a non-contact walkthrough and game install for the matchup with the Packers.