Detroit Lions News: Brian Branch OUT, Jahmyr Gibbs OUT, Sam LaPorta & Amon-Ra St. Brown In vs. Bucs
The Detroit Lions have declared their Week 6 injury designations ahead of their matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and they will be missing several key players, many for the second week in a row.
Note: Any changes from yesterday’s injury report will be bolded.
RB Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring)
RB Zonovan Knight (shoulder) — his injury is reportedly season-ending
TE James Mitchell (hamstring)
LG Jonah Jackson (ankle)
EDGE Josh Paschal (knee) — evaluation clock started, days remaining: 20
CB Emmanuel Moseley (knee) — torn ACL, expected to be placed on IR
DB Brian Branch (ankle)
Gibbs will miss his second game in a row and will surely be replaced by Craig Reynolds in the RB2 spot, similar to last week. Expect David Montgomery to be the workhorse, Reynolds to spell him when tired, and Gibbs to continue working with trainers in an attempt to be ready to go against the Ravens in Week 7.
Mitchell is in the same boat as Gibbs, though he may be sitting a bit further in the back. He is also working his way back but is at least another week away.
Jackson being unable to play is a potential big blow to the offensive line, but they’re plenty deep on the inside and have options to replace him.