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Lions notes: Ameer Abdullah ‘frustrated’ by benching

The Lions’ running back is frustrated by his lack of play but respects the coach’s decision.

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  • After receiving only eight snaps on Saturday, it’s pretty clear Ameer Abdullah’s benching was not injury related. On Monday, Abdullah admitted to the media the benching has been a bit tough to handle. “It's definitely frustrating," Abdullah said per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. "It’s definitely something that I just want to take in and do my best to grow from it. That’s it."

Abdullah respects his coach’s decision. “I’m always going to trust the coach’s instinct and judgment because they’re the ones designing this plan to win.”

  • The Lions no longer have a fullback, but they’re using Michael Roberts in a similar role (turn your sound on):

  • No one breaks tackles like Golden Tate. Literally, no one: