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Idrees Bashir Done for the Season

The safety position just lost a lot of depth as Idrees Bashir is out for the season.  ESPN's Len Pasquarelli describes the injury:

Six-year veteran Idrees Bashir, the top backup at both safety positions for the Detroit Lions, will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the New York Giants.

Bashir, 28, was injured on the opening kickoff while attempting to make a tackle. The Lions placed him on injured reserve Monday afternoon, and he will undergo surgery in the next few weeks, when swelling in the knee subsides.


Losing Bashir is a huge blow to depth at safety considering Daniel Bullocks is already out for the season.  With that, rookie Gerald Alexander had to step in as a starter, and Bashir has been filling the role of backup for both free and strong safety.  Losing him means that the Lions are one play away from Greg Blue.  Who?
To replace Bashir on the roster, the Lions signed free agent safety Greg Blue, a second-year player. Blue was a fifth-round draft choice of Minnesota in 2006, and the former University of Georgia standout appeared in all 16 games, with two starts, and had 12 tackles.

Hopefully this is the only season-ending injury we see for a while as the injured reserve list has now grown to 7 players.  That's nothing compared to last year, but as the season goes on we will start to see more players go down with injuries simly from the wear and tear.