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0-2, 4th in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

LeGarrette Blount was fined $10,026 for unnecessary roughness against San Francisco on Sunday. He came off the bench to shove a Niners defender after Matthew Stafford was hit while going out of bounds. Blount was ejected from the game for the play in San Francisco's win.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Four starters are questionable for the Lions on Sunday against New England

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Darius Slay said he'd pick Peyton Manning as the best quarterback ever -- but he's biased. "I'm just a Manning fan. It might be statistically but I just love the Mannings." He went on to say "I ain't disrespecting [Tom] Brady at all. It's just I've been a big Manning fan, been a big Manning fan since I was a kid. Brady is the GOAT. But I'm just a Peyton fan, that's it. Just like I'm a Kobe fan."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Darius Slay said he hasn't watched the play during film study where he was concussed against the Niners last Sunday. "Why would I want to watch that play," Slay said. He wouldn't say whether or not he'll play against New England this Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Good news for the Lions — Darius Slay (concussion) returned to practice in a red no-contact jersey. Bad news for the Lions — LT Taylor Decker not spotted during media portion of practice.

Bruschi thinks Pats have too many weapons for Lions (0:33)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions OT Taylor Decker taking after his coach in this screenshot. Decker said he did this before Matt Patricia arrived in Detroit, though.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Same injury report for the Lions as Wednesday with the addition of Eli Harold.

Bruschi says Patricia 'may have a little bit of an advantage' when facing Belichick (1:36)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions injury report:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Darius Slay (concussion) NOT at Lions practice Wednesday. Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) and T.J. Lang (back) in attendance and practicing.

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Lions add insurance at CB, re-sign Shead

The Lions have brought back DeShawn Shead to bolster the cornerback positioin with starter Darius Slay recovering from a concussion.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have re-signed CB DeShawn Shead on Wednesday after cutting him at the end of preseason. Shead's re-signing comes days after Darius Slay suffered a concussion, leaving his status unknown for this weekend against New England. Shead initially signed with Detroit during free agency and began training camp as the starter before losing the job to Nevin Lawson.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick on facing Matt Patricia: "It's about the Patriots and the Lions." Has great respect for Patricia and the Fords. Keeping the personal stuff "on a personal level."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have waived OL Jamil Demby and cut S Marcus Cromartie from injured reserve.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter said he felt Matthew Stafford's deep ball inaccuracy was "a little bit of an outlier" and doesn't believe it was a trend. Said he'd like to stay aggressive with it and take their shots downfield.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DC Paul Pasqualoni on Teez Tabor starting last week: "We have a high regard for all those guys back there regardless. We're just trying to get the right guys in the game and that we're using all the personnel we have, the talents that we have. Those are game plan things each week." Said he has "excellent confidence" in both Lawson and Tabor.

Team Stats

Passing Yards314.56th
Rushing Yards68.530th
Points For22.0Tied-18th
Points Against39.0Tied-31st

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