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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have waived/injured LB Brandon Copeland, who tore his pec on Sunday. If he clears waivers, he should revert to the team's injured reserve. Detroit also signed OL Connor Bozick, TE Andrew Price and DE Giorgio Newberry.

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Lions' Hyder officially out for season

After Kerry Hyder's injury in a preseason game at the Colts, the Lions put the defensive end on injured reserve.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have officially placed DE Kerry Hyder on injured reserve along with RB Mike James. Also, they waived OL Matt Rotherham.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have waived WR Ryan Spadola from injured reserve with an injury settlement. It was the second time in as many seasons he had been on IR with the club and was behind in a tight WR battle.

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Preseason Power Rankings: Lions fall four spots

A quiet offseason has the 2017 Lions looking very much like the 2016 Lions. While that isn't a bad thing for a team that made the playoffs, recent injuries have been worrying.

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Source: Lions lose LB Copeland to torn pec

Lions linebacker/defensive end Brandon Copeland will require surgery for a torn pectoral muscle and likely miss the season, a source says.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Rough preseason opener for the Lions with two defensive contributors knocked out in Brandon Copeland and Kerry Hyder. Copeland was a good flex player who could play DE, LB and a core special teams guy. Hyder was the team's second-best pass-rusher. They are also two of the better stories on the Lions the last two years. Copeland, a Penn grad who spent his offseason working for Weiss Multi Strat financial firm, made the Lions in 2015 in what he deemed his last real chance with the NFL and started carving out a career. Hyder went from a long shot to make the roster last year to a breakout end with eight sacks.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Have confirmed through a source Lions DE/LB Brandon Copeland tore his pec and will need surgery. Likely out for the season.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell on Kerry Hyder, who has a "significant" Achilles injury.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell provided no update on Kerry Hyder. He said they would have an announcement in the next 24 hours or so.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

A'Shawn Robinson declined comment on the civil suit against him in California regarding a bar tab.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Snap count leaders for the Lions: Storm Norton with 48 on offense followed by Graham Glasgow (39) and Greg Robinson (38). On defense, Miles Killebrew played 58 snaps followed by Charles Washington with 47 and Alex Barrett (40). Jalen Reeves-Maybin had a team-high ST snaps with 18.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

If Kerry Hyder's injury is as bad as Jim Caldwell made it sound, here are some of the better free agent DE's out there: Jared Odrick, Mario Williams, Tyson Jackson, Eugene Sims. Of those, Odrick might be the most intriguing.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell called Kerry Hyder's Achilles injury "significant." Was asked if it was torn and said there is no final answer yet. That's a huge blow for the Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 24, COLTS 10, Final: It's only one game -- and it is a preseason one -- but there was a lot for the Lions to like Sunday. Kenny Golladay looks like a player after two touchdowns in the first half. Greg Robinson held up well at left tackle. And the Lions first-team defense held up quite well, particularly Jarrad Davis at middle linebacker. The pass-rush could be in big trouble with Kerry Hyder suffering a lower left leg injury and Brandon Copeland having a shoulder injury.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

According to the Detroit Free Press, DE Brandon Copeland is OUT with a shoulder injury.

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.911th
Rushing Yards81.930th
Points For21.520th
Points Against22.413th