The statuses for five Detroit Lions players are unknown heading into Week 3’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Linebacker Jarrad Davis, defensive tackle Da’Shawn Hand, left tackle Taylor Decker, cornerback Rashaan Melvin and safety C.J. Moore were all listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report for the week.
Of the five, Rashaan Melvin, Taylor Decker and Jarrad Davis seem most likely to play. Melvin is dealing with a knee injury that has been plaguing him since the beginning of the season, but he has yet to miss a game. After playing in the season opener, Decker missed last Sunday’s home opener due to a back injury. However, Decker looked active in Friday’s practice this week, whereas he took last week’s Friday practice mostly off.
As for Jarrad Davis, he has missed the first two games with an ankle injury. Davis continued his progression of doing more and more in practice this week, and head coach Matt Patricia sounded optimistic about his chances of playing this week.
“I think we’re pushing toward hopefully a good practice here today, and we’ll see what happens on Sunday,” Patricia said on Friday before practice.
For the Eagles, DeSean Jackson is officially out. Fellow receiver Alshon Jeffery is questionable, but he did not participate in any of the team’s three practices this week. The full injury report follows:
Lions injury report
S C.J. Moore (heel) - Questionable
LB Jarrad Davis (ankle) - Questionable
LT Taylor Decker (back) - Questionable
DT Da’Shawn Hand (elbow) - Questionable
CB Rashaan Melvin (knee) - Questionable
Eagles injury report
WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) - OUT
RB Corey Clement (shoulder) - OUT
DT Tim Jernigan (foot) - OUT
T Jordan Mailata (back) - OUT
LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee) - Doubtful
TE Dallas Goedert (calf) - Questionable
WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) - Questionable
QB Nate Sudfeld (wrist) - Questionable