Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah and DT Damon Harrison are questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers as each deals with a shoulder injury. Both players put in limited practices all week. Ansah played through questionable tags the past 2 games. We'd bet on him being active again, but he'll need to grow his role before returning to real IDP consideration. Harrison's issue is new, but his participation in practice all week leaves us optimistic. We'll see about his status Sunday morning. Detroit will definitely be without its other starting DT, A'Shawn Robinson, who has been ruled out with an ankle injury.
The Lions took DT A'Shawn Robinson in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft. At 6'4, 307 pounds, Robinson adds depth to a Detroit interior that has watched Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh leave in free agency the past couple of years. Haloti Ngata is also nearing the end of his career, while Tyrunn Walker is playing on a 1-year deal. Robinson never topped 8 tackles for loss in his 3 years at Alabama and doesn't project as much of an IDP option.