Gameday Player Notes

CB Fernando Bryant has missed much of the past two weeks of practice because of a personal issue and, in the process, was not at the Lions training headquarters to get treatment for a sprained ankle. Bryant is listed as questionable. Many more notes inside.

Lions:

  • CB Fernando Bryant has missed much of the past two weeks of practice because of a personal issue and, in the process, was not at the Lions training headquarters to get treatment for a sprained ankle. Bryant is in a walking boot and is listed as questionable but coach Rod Marinelli hasn't ruled him out of the Sunday game at St. Louis
  • CB Dre' Bly has no interceptions in the Lions' first three games but he is leading the team in breaking up passes. Bly has five passes defensed going into the game Sunday against many of his former teammates with the St. Louis Rams.
  • FS Terrence Holt is the second leading tackler on the Lions defense with 19, including 13 solo tackles. Holt will be in an unusual situation of playing defense against his older brother, Torry, a Pro Bowl receiver, when the Lions meet the Rams on Sunday in St. Louis.
  • RB Kevin Jones has 16 receptions for 127 yards in the Lions' first three games, leaving him just four catches short of his season total in 2005 and 12 short of his career-high 28 in his rookie season. In the Mike Martz offense the Lions are running, short passes are frequently used interchangeably with running plays.
  • WR Roy Williams' 15.3-yards per catch average is the third-best among the top 10 receiving yardage leaders in the NFC. Williams ranks sixth in the NFC in receiving yardage with 245 yards and is tied for 10th in the NFC in receptions with 16.
  • RT Jonathan Scott, a rookie, will get his second consecutive start at the position. Scott did a solid job in last week's loss to Green Bay, holding Packers' sack artist Aaron Kampmaan without a hit on quarterback Jon Kitna.

    Rams:
  • LT Orlando Pace remains questionable for Sunday's game against Detroit because of residual affects of a concussion suffered in Week 2. Pace has not practiced Wednesday or Thursday, and probably has to get some work in Friday in order to play against the Lions.
  • OL Todd Steussie, who was named the team's offensive player of the game for his play at left guard against Arizona last Sunday, will be the left tackle this week of Orlando Pace is unable to play.
  • OG Adam Goldberg will make his first start as a member of the Rams at left guard if LT Orlando Pace is unable to play Sunday against Detroit. With Pace out, Goldberg will take the place of Todd Steussie, who would move to left tackle.
  • DT Claude Wroten has participated in only a handful of plays in the first three games of the season, and might end up inactive if DEs Anthony Hargrove and Brandon Green are both active for Sunday's game against the Lions.
  • WR Torry Holt will be playing Sunday against his brother Terrence, who is a safety for the Lions.


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