- James Ihedigbo was fined $16,000 for a hit on Geno Smith last week. Actually, the fine turned out to be from Ihedigbo's first snap back from injury, according to Justin Rogers. Paula Pasche reports that Ihedigbo is going to appeal the fine.
- After being placed on injured reserve earlier this week, Montell Owens' locker was removed from the Detroit Lions' locker room. It's unclear why that happened, but it's probably a good indication that he will be released with an injury settlement at some point.
- George Winn, who was promoted from the practice squad to take Owens' roster spot and is now on his eighth (!) NFL contract, is actually living with his parents in West Bloomfield.
- If Calvin Johnson plays on Sunday without any limitations, chances are he will see a lot of double coverage.
Calvin said when Schwartz was Lions coach they talked about how Schwartz would cover him if he was DC. The answer was always double coverage— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 1, 2014
- Stephen Tulloch had surgery to repair his torn ACL this week, and he said it "couldn't have went better."
- In other injury news, here's the latest on TJ Jones:
TJ Jones, who can start practicing off PUP in 2 weeks, said his shoulder is feeling fine, no restrictions— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 2, 2014
- Even the players on the Lions' practice squad are having a tough time avoiding injuries.
Lions PS DT Xavier Proctor on crutches in the locker room, right knee injury. Awaiting MRI results— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 2, 2014
- Eric Ebron is having a rough fantasy football season.
Eric Ebron said he took himself in the last round of his fantasy draft. Unlike Larry Donnell, he starts himself.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) October 2, 2014
Ebron has Aaron Rodgers as his QB: "Bad mistake. I started him when he played us"— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 2, 2014
Ebron, by the way, is 0-4.— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) October 2, 2014
- Earlier this week, the Lions brought in running backs Alex Green and Tashard Choice and wide receivers Ramses Barden and Damian Williams to work out for them, according to Field Yates.
- Glover Quin was mic'd up against the New York Jets last week.
- The 2015 NFL Draft is officially headed to Chicago, and it's going to take place April 30-May 2.
Lions notes: James Ihedigbo, George Winn, more
Lions notes looks at James Ihedigbo, George Winn and much more.
By Sean Yuille