Detroit Lions Injury Update: Darius Slay and Ezekiel Ansah’s status vs. Vikings

On Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Lions will be in Minnesota to take on the Vikings. With a win, the Lions would climb back to the .500 mark at 4-4 in an NFC North division that is wide open.

For the Lions to beat the Vikings, they will need all of the help they can get and they may get a nice boost as a couple of defenders listed as questionable are expected to take the field against the Vikings.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported late Saturday night that the Lions are optimistic that Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), who has not played since Week 1, will suit up and play on Sunday, assuming all goes fine in pregame warmups.

In addition to Ansah, Darius Slay (knee) is also expected to play against the Vikings.

In addition to Slay and Ansah, T.J. Lang is also listed as questionable but there are no reports out one way or the other (at the time of this post) as to if he will give it a go against the Vikings.

One thing we do know is that Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck/toe) will not suit up for the Lions as he has officially been ruled OUT.

The OFFICIAL Detroit Lions Inactive List for Week 9 will be released between 11:30-11:45.


With or without Golden Tate, the 2018 Detroit Lions WERE NEVER winning the NFC North

As you know by now, Golden Tate is no longer a member of the Detroit Lions.

Earlier in the week, news broke that the Lions had traded their most consistent receiver over the past 4+ seasons to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third-round draft pick.

The move is one that has come under much scrutiny, especially from some local media members who cover the Lions for a living. Some have said the trade is a sign of the Lions front office waving the proverbial “white flag” on the season, while others have said the move would send a bad message to the rest of the players in the locker room and potentially cause them to “give up” on the season. I am not making his stuff up.

Anyone who believes either of those things is 100% clueless about NFL football and how it works. First of all, trading Tate had absolutely nothing to do with waving a white flag on the 2018 regular season. Though Tate has been the definition of consistency for the Lions since coming to the Motor City, he is not a player and will never be a player who puts the team over-the-top in terms of contending for a Super Bowl. The Lions offense has plenty of weapons and Tate, because of his age and contract situation moving forward, became expendable.

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