- Monday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported Eric Ebron had suffered an ankle injury, not an Achilles injury as Ian Rapoport first reported. Later in the day, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported a source told him Ebron was suffering from “a pretty decent ankle sprain.”
- Sports doctor Selene Parekh seems to agree Ebron is not suffering from an ankle injury, based on the video of him walking at training camp. He calls the injury “week to week”:
#Lions Eric Ebron video from camp today not worrisome for Achilles tear. possible strained it. Likely week to we... https://t.co/Q7NpE5JLnI— Dr. Selene Parekh (@seleneparekhmd) August 8, 2016
- Former NFL doctor, David J. Chao, agrees with the diagnosis:
Great news for @Lions fans.— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) August 8, 2016
This is NOT the walk of someone with an Achilles rupture. No boot either. https://t.co/PYWLozEviO
- Sports Illustrated’s Chris Burke visited Detroit Lions camp and found the players were surprised (and thankful) defensive coordinator Teryl Austin hadn’t found a head coaching job yet.
- The Lions and Steelers begin joint practices on Tuesday and defensive tackle Stefan Charles thinks there may be a scuffle.
- The first episode of Inside the Den: Lions camp, the Detroit Lions’ take on Hard Knocks, is online and is still very good.
- The story on what led to the NFL cancelling the Hall of Fame game is almost too baffling to believe.
- The Chicago Bears confirmed what many of their fans feared. They’ve lost their starting center for the season:
#Bears coach John Fox tells reporters C Hronnis Grasu suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 8, 2016