ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions have ruled out running back Theo Riddick for a second straight week, while linebacker Jarrad Davis and defensive end Ezekiel Ansah are listed as questionable.
Davis is dealing with a calf injury he sustained in last week’s win against Miami. He missed practice Wednesday before returning in a limited capacity the last two days. So he’s been getting better, but given that he still hasn’t put in a full day of work since the injury, his status for Sunday’s game against Seattle remains unclear.
And Ansah, especially so.
Yeah, he practiced all week. But he’s been practicing for weeks, and still hasn’t been able to return to the field. He’s battling a stubborn shoulder injury that he suffered in the first quarter of the season, and hasn’t played since.
Ansah, who is playing under the franchise tag at $17.143 million, has logged just 19 snaps all season. Romeo Okwara has taken his place in the starting lineup and actually played well, racking up four sacks, second most on the team.
In fact, the Lions rank fourth in sacks as a team, even without their top edge rusher.
Receiver Golden Tate (ankle), cornerback Darius Slay (toe) and running back Ameer Abdullah (ankle) are all good to go.