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Lions notes: Injury update on Dwayne Washington

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There’s been no official update, but it doesn’t look great for the Lions rookie running back.

NFL: Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
  • Rookie Detroit Lions running back Dwayne Washington left Sunday’s game early with an ankle injury and did not return. (Editor’s note: as pointed out by Twitter user @timzim1613, Washington did return to the game, but only played in seven offensive snaps). Per usual, Jim Caldwell did not offer an update on Washington’s condition in his post-game press conference, but reporters saw Washington with a noticeable limp:

  • In better news, Matthew Stafford continues to stamp his name in the NFL record book:

  • Taylor Decker and Darius Slay were the two highest rated players against the Bears according to Pro Football Focus. Decker was especially impressive:

On the other hand, there’s this little nugget from that article:

Detroit currently owns the lowest-graded pass-rush and run defense in the league.

  • This guy may have ran for more yards than the Lions’ backfield:

  • The Lions aren’t the only team to get victimized by the poor officiating. Check out this unbelievable moment from the Cleveland-Washington game:

Browns blog Dawgs By Nature has more on the embarrassing gaffe.