(ALLEN PARK, MI)--The Lions got more bad news. After losing their first two games in embarrassing fashion, they also found out they lost two key performers.
Offensive tackle Kerlin Blaise will have season-ending knee surgery this week after
being injured in the Lions embarrassing 31-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers Sunday.
In addition, Detroit lost their best defensive lineman, young defensive tackle Shaun Rogers broke his thumb Sunday and will have surgery that will keep him out for the next two games. Detroit hopes to have Rogers back after the bye week.
Receiver Bill Schroeder, who was severely criticized for short arming several passes, was injured going full speed for a ball in double coverage. Schroeder suffered a rib injury and his status is day-to-day.
AROUND THE LEAGUE: Former Lions corner Bryant Westbrook was released by the Dallas Cowboys after a poor performance against the Houston Texans. Westbrook was burned several times and was benched. Would the Lions take a chance on claiming Westbrook and putting him on injured reserve until he was totally healthy and confident? Probably not, a former #1 pick, Westbrook career could be over.