Lions S Tracy Walker is active for today's game against the Cowboys. He missed the past 2 games with a knee injury and managed just a limited Friday practice this week. Walker remains a risky IDP option. He has also ranked among the position's top fantasy scorers when healthy this season. DT Damon Harrison (groin) is also active after entering the day questionable. DE Romeo Okwara (groin) is inactive.
Lions SS Tracy Walker returned to a limited practice Friday for the 1st time since suffering a knee injury that cost him the past 2 games. Walker is questionable for Sunday's clash with the Cowboys. DT Damon Harrison (groin) is questionable for the game. He has played through questionable tags the past 2 weeks. DE Romeo Okwara (groin) is also questionable. He's not much of an IDP option even if healthy.
The Lions have ruled out S Tracy Walker (knee) for Sunday's game against the Bears. That should mean rookie S Will Harris joining Tavon Wilson in the starting lineup for the 2nd straight game. DE Da'Shawn Hand (ankle) is also out. DT Damon Harrison (groin), DE Romeo Okwara (groin) and DT A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) are questionable for the game. None is a strong IDP option, but we'll update their statuses Sunday morning.
Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah left Sunday's win over the Cardinals early after re-injuring his right shoulder. It's the same joint that cost him 6 games earlier this season. Dr. David Chao projected from video review that Ansah's "likely" headed for season-ending surgery on the labrum in that shoulder. We'll keep an eye out for an official diagnosis. Romeo Okwara would figure to see his playing time rebound after Ansah's return cut into his snaps.
The Lions "are optimistic" that DE Ezekiel Ansah will finally return from his Week 1 shoulder injury today against the Vikings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ansah will test it out pregame, and it's tough to know just how much we can expect Ansah to play. But he's at least expected to be available for the 1st time since the 1st half of the 1st game. Ansah's return will likely affect the playing time of recent IDP stud DE Romeo Okwara, who has been manning Ansah's right DE spot.