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Jake Bates : Officially signs with Detroit

Bates officially signed a two-year contract with the Lions on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Presumably the contract is structured in such a way that the Lions could move on during training camp if Bates isn't able to replicate his trademark leg strength throughout the preseason, but the two-year deal is notable because NFL vagabonds Michael Badgley and James Turner are also on the roster. The Lions will hope Bates can replicate the success of spring football sensation Brandon Aubrey, who parlayed an excellent performance in the USFL into a record-setting rookie campaign with the Cowboys in 2023. Potentially playing in the comfy confines of Ford Field and being situated in a high-powered Detroit offense, Bates could be an immediate fantasy difference maker.

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LDE : Left Defensive End
LDT : Left Defensive Tackle
RDT : Right Defensive Tackle
RDE : Right Defensive End
WLB : Weakside Linebacker
MLB : Middle Linebacker
SLB : Strongside Linebacker
LCB : Left Cornerback
SS : Strong Safety
FS : Free Safety
RCB : Right Cornerback
PK : Place Kicker
P : Punter
H : Holder
PR : Punt Returner
KR : Kick Returner
LS : Long Snapper
WR : Wide Receiver
LT : Left Tackle
LG : Left Guard
C : Center
RG : Right Guard
RT : Right Tackle
QB : Quarterback
TE : Tight End
RB : Running Back
D : Doubtful
NFI : Non-Football Injury
P : Probable
Q : Questionable
O : Out
PUP : Physically unable to perform
SUSP : Suspended by NFL or current team
IR : Injured reserve

Lions Injury Report

Friday, June 21, 2024

Player
Pos
Injury Status
Injury
LB
QUES: Out for season
Groin - Not Specified
QB
QUES: Out for season
Knee - ACL - Not Specified
CB
QUES: Out for season
Knee - ACL - Surgery
DT
QUES: Out for season
Quadriceps - Not Specified
RB
QUES: Out for season
Shoulder - Not Specified
S
QUES: Out for season
Hip - Not Specified
RB
QUES: Out for season
Undisclosed - Not Specified
CB
QUES: Out for season
Lower Leg - Not Specified
CB
QUES: Out for season
Lower Leg - Surgery

Monday, June 10, 2024

Player
Pos
Injury Status
Injury
RB
QUES: Out for season
Undisclosed - Not Specified
S
QUES: Out for season
Arm - Not Specified
OG
QUES: Out for season
Knee - Meniscus - Surgery
QB
QUES: Out for season
Mouth - Not Specified
WR
QUES: Out for season
Knee - Not Specified
LB
QUES: Out for season
Knee - Not Specified
LB
QUES: Out for season
Groin - Not Specified
OT
IR: Out for season
Ankle - Not Specified
C
IR: Out for season
Knee - Surgery
RB
IR: Out for season
Shoulder - Not Specified
CB
IR: Out for season
Hamstring - Not Specified
TE
IR: Out for season
Knee - Not Specified
TE
IR: Out for season
Hand - Not Specified
OG
IR: Out for season
Back - Not Specified
TE
IR: Out for season
Forearm - Fracture
QB
IR: Out for season
Knee - ACL - Not Specified
CB
IR: Out for season
Knee - ACL - Surgery

Monday, June 3, 2024

Player
Pos
Injury Status
Injury
CB
QUES: Out for season
Illness - Not Specified
QB
QUES: Out for season
Mouth
WR
OUT: Out for season
Knee - Not Specified
OG
OUT: Out for season
Knee - Meniscus - Surgery
OG
IR: Out for season
Back - Not Specified
OT
IR: Out for season
Ankle - Not Specified
C
IR: Out for season
Knee - Surgery
TE
IR: Out for season
Knee - Not Specified
TE
IR: Out for season
Hand - Not Specified
RB
IR: Out for season
Shoulder - Not Specified
CB
IR: Out for season
Hamstring - Not Specified
TE
IR: Out for season
Forearm - Fracture
QB
IR: Out for season
Knee - ACL - Not Specified
CB
IR: Out for season
Knee - ACL - Surgery

Monday, May 27, 2024

Player
Pos
Injury Status
Injury
TE
QUES: Out for season
Knee - Bruise
LB
QUES: Out for season
Ankle - Not Specified
WR
OUT: Out for season
Knee - Not Specified
OG
IR: Out for season
Back - Not Specified
OT
IR: Out for season
Ankle - Not Specified
C
IR: Out for season
Knee - Surgery
TE
IR: Out for season
Knee - Not Specified
QB
IR: Out for season
Knee - ACL - Not Specified
CB
IR: Out for season
Knee - ACL - Surgery
TE
IR: Out for season
Hand - Not Specified
RB
IR: Out for season
Shoulder - Not Specified
CB
IR: Out for season
Hamstring - Not Specified