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Lions-Patriots Week 3 injury report: 5 Lions starters listed as questionable, including Darius Slay

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Darius could very well play on Sunday now.

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Things are continuing to look up for Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay, who earlier looked like he would certainly miss Sunday night’s game against the New England Patriots.

Slay a limited participant in practice according to Friday’s injury report, but he was made available to the media after practice, suggesting that he may be out of concussion protocol completely. Typically if a player is still suffering from symptoms, they would not allow a player to conduct interviews with bright lights pointed on them. However, according to the concussion protocol, you do have to be cleared for “full football activity.” It’s unclear if Slay has reached that process or will have time to by Sunday’s game.

Elsewhere, the usual suspects were limited and listed as questionable for this week: Ezekiel Ansah and T.J. Lang. However, there were two new names added to the list, both of which are questionable. Marvin Jones Jr. is dealing with an ankle injury and tight end Michael Roberts has a knee injury.

In good news, Taylor Decker’s Friday absence was not injury related and he was not given an injury designation for Sunday’s availability.

Lions injury report:

OT Andrew Donnal (knee) - OUT
CB Darius Slay (concussion) - Questionable
LB Eli Harold (hip) - Questionable
DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) - Questionable
G T.J. Lang (back) - Questionable
WR Marvin Jones Jr. (ankle) - Questionable
TE Michael Roberts (knee) - Questionable

Patriots injury report

TE Jacob Hollister (chest) - OUT
DE Trey Flowers (concussion) - Doubtful
S Patrick Chung (concussion) - Doubtful
T Marcus Cannon (calf) - Questionable
CB Keion Crossen (hamstring) - Questionable
S Nate Ebner (hip) - Questionable
WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) - Questionable
CB Eric Rowe (groin) - Questionable