The Detroit Lions have completed one practice of their 2021 minicamp and heading into Day 2, coach Dan Campbell met with the media and updated the team’s injured players’ statuses.
Of the 89 rostered players, 88 of them were able to attend yesterday’s practice. The lone player unable to take the field was EDGE Austin Bryant. Unfortunately for Bryant, this is yet another injury in a career that has been filled with them dating back to his time at Clemson.
Bryant missed the NFL Combine with a pectoral injury and opened his rookie season on the non-football injury (NFI) list. He was removed from the NFI list in training camp and then quickly injured his hip and was placed on injured reserve. He was removed from IR late in the year but suffered another pectoral injury in the season finale.
He opened 2020 on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and carried that designation into the season. He was activated mid-November but after just two weeks injured his thigh and was forced to miss three more games.
He was able to finish 2020 on the active roster and was expected to participate this spring but once again has an injury. Campbell did not specify what the injury was, but he did say it was minor and Bryant was expected to be ready to go by training camp in the fall.
“He just had a minor, little injury last week,” Campbell said. “No big deal. We’re just holding him to be smart about it. We expect him to be ready to go for training camp, full, no problem. He’s been up before that happened. He’s done a nice job for us, but no issues there.”
Jalen Reeves-Maybin injured his heal halfway through Tuesday's minicamp practice but was able to exit the field under his own power. Campbell also called Reeves-Maybin’s injury minor but did not say when he expected him to return to action.
“That’s a minor thing as well,” Campbell said. “Just kind of got his heel a little bit. No big deal. He’ll be just fine.”
Jeremy Reisman will be in Allen Park this afternoon and we will see if Reeves-Maybin is able to participate or if he will need more time.