The Detroit Lions may have been out in the snow on Thursday, but it didn’t change their injury report from Wednesday.
Marvin Jones Jr. remains sidelined with what is being reported as a bone bruise, according to ESPN. With it looking increasingly likely that Jones will miss his first game of the season, the Lions may give Bruce Ellington a shot. Ellington was signed to the team two weeks ago, but was a healthy scratch against the Bears.
Additionally, A’Shawn Robinson missed another practice. Robinson had been having a breakout year alongside newly-added defensive tackle Damon Harrison Sr. Together, both rank in PFF’s top five interior defenders, and they’ve helped turn around Detroit’s run defense in a matter of weeks.
The Panthers didn’t practice on Thursday, but they were required to submit an injury report per NFL rules. They, too, didn’t have any changes from Wednesday, but head coach Ron Rivera provided an update on quarterback Cam Newton:
Rivera confirms that Cam Newton would have been able to throw today if the team practiced, which means he’ll throw tomorrow.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) November 15, 2018
So expect Newton to play this week.
Lions injury report: 11/15/18
WR Marvin Jones (knee) - No practice
DT A’Shawn Robinson (ankle) - No practice
TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) - No practice
DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) - Limited
DT Damon Harrison Sr. (shoulder) - Limited
LB Eli Harold (shoulder) - Limited
LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck) - Limited
CB Darius Slay (knee) - Limited
TE Luke Willson (shoulder) - Limited
Panther injury report: 11/15/18 (estimated)
WR Torrey Smith (knee) - No practice
C Ryan Kalil (ankle) - Limited
QB Cam Newton (shoulder) - Limited
TE Greg Olsen (foot) - Limited