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Lions Notes: Suspension Coming For Ndamukong Suh?

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  • Mike Pereira thinks Ndamukong Suh will be suspended for stomping on a Packers player during Thursday's game, and Pereira said on Twitter that Suh didn't do any favors for himself with his post-game comments. In fact, Pereira thinks the comments "will get him in further trouble" because "he feels he did nothing wrong."
  • According to Fox's Jimmy Johnson, Lions running back Kevin Smith suffered a high ankle sprain against the Packers. He didn't return after exiting the game in the second quarter, and if he does in fact have a high ankle sprain, chances are he won't be able to play next week against the Saints. Then again, since the Lions will have a few extra days off before the game, perhaps we shouldn't write him off just yet.
  • Another player who already seems unlikely to play next week is safety Louis Delmas. He also left Thursday's game with an injury, and he tweeted this on Thursday night: "To all my fans thanks so very Much for all the support. I will be fine just a minor set back For a few weeks Don't worry I'll be good. love." Obviously that's not conclusive by any means, but the fact that Delmas said this will be a setback for a "few weeks" leads me to believe he will miss at least the Saints game.
  • Because of the injuries Lions defensive backs suffered against the Packers, wide receiver Rashied Davis was forced to play some cornerback in the fourth quarter. He actually entered the league as a cornerback but hadn't played in the secondary since 2005.
  • On Thursday, Jeff Backus made his 171st consecutive start, which tied him for a Lions record with Dick LeBeau.
  • Doug Farrar chronicled some of the bad calls from Thursday's game. The Lions certainly didn't lose because of poor officiating, but the refs were aggravatingly bad throughout the game.
  • Calvin Johnson was mic'd up for last week's game against the Panthers.