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Monday, September 8, 2014

Lions Injury Report: James Ihedigbo, Don Carey, Caraun Reid


By on 9/08/2014 09:00:00 AM

The Detroit Lions will open the season Monday night against the New York Giants in relatively good health, but still could be without an important defensive player:


Starting safety James Ihedigbo is officially listed as doubtful on Detroit’s final injury report with injuries to his knee and neck. Backup safety Don Carey will also be held out of the action with a hamstring injury.

If Ihedigbo can’t go, the Lions will turn to former New Orleans Saint Isa Abdul-Quddus or undrafted free agent Jerome Couplin to start at safety alongside Glover Quin. Detroit’s biggest weakness heading into the season appears to be the secondary and Ihedigbo’s absence would only make the situation worse.

The Lions will have to hope their pass rush can take advantage of a shaky Giants offensive line to mask the issues in the secondary.

Backup defensive tackle Caraun Reid is the only other player on the injury report and should be able to play with a shoulder injury. Everyone on the offensive side of the ball appears to be fully healthy. 

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