With so much secrecy surrounding Eric Ebron’s ankle injury, fans were left to desperately search his social media for clues. Every movement Ebron made at camp was analyzed and dissected to pull some sort of diagnosis from him. But as the Detroit Lions remained quiet, we had no choice but to sit and wait patiently for reports to come out.
Finally, after optimistic signs from practice, Adam Caplan of ESPN is reporting that Ebron should be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, barring any setback. In fact, Caplan believes Ebron could even make an appearance in the Lions’ final preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.
That last point, while incredibly optimistic, seems rather unlikely. Given how important Ebron is to this offense, there’s little reason for the Lions to push him out there before he’s ready and potentially risk a setback or even another injury.
With Ebron’s potential return, it means the Lions’ dire tight end situation is about to get much better. Still, the Lions will have some tough roster decisions ahead of them. With Brandon Pettigrew still on the PUP list, Detroit will likely have to choose between a few options: their newest addition, Andrew Quarless, undrafted rookie Cole Wick and veteran Matthew Mulligan.