According to the Detroit Free Press, Marvin Jones (questionable, thigh) "moved cautiously while taking sporadic reps" at Friday's practice.
The Lions' own website indicated Jones did almost nothing during the portion of practice that was open to the media on Thursday. It sounds like Jones did almost nothing in practice all week and is truly questionable or even on the doubtful side of questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Saints. The Lions promoted reserve wide receiver T.J. Jones from their practice squad on Saturday, sending up another red flag concerning Marvin.
Lions promoted WR T.J. Jones from their practice squad.
Lions beat writers expressed concern about Marvin Jones' health all week, and the activation of T.J. suggests the Lions also have concerns about Marvin's availability against the Saints. This will be a situation to monitor into Sunday morning. Per the Detroit Free Press, Marvin "moved cautiously while taking sporadic reps" in the portion of Friday's practice that was open to the media. Marvin is listed as questionable with a thigh injury.
Lions MLB Tahir Whitehead (knee) has been downgraded to out for Week 13.
Whitehead will miss his first game of the season after practicing on a limited basis all week. Josh Bynes is expected to replace him in the starting lineup.
Packers activated CB Makinton Dorleant from injured reserve.
It's an expected move. Dorleant has been practicing the last two weeks and will give the Packers secondary depth. Eddie Lacy and Sam Shields are both out for the season.
Lions released CB Johnthan Banks.
The Lions gave up a 2018 seventh-round pick for Banks at the trade deadline. He lasted just four weeks on their active roster. Banks is in danger of falling out of the league.
Lions activated DE Armonty Bryant from the reserve/suspended list.
Bryant will rejoin Detroit after missing the last three weeks. He also served a four-game PED suspension to open the season. Bryant's return will upgrade the Lions pass rush.
Lions released RB Justin Forsett.
Forsett had been a healthy scratch the last few weeks. He wasn't needed behind Theo Riddick, Dwayne Washington, and Zach Zenner. Forsett has ties to Broncos HC Gary Kubiak, but seems unlikely to resurface this late in the season.
Patriots placed TE Rob Gronkowski (back surgery) on injured reserve.
The Patriots already designated a player to return, so he's done for the rest of the season/playoffs. Gronkowski underwent his third back surgery Friday but is expected to make a full recovery. He should be healthy for the start of 2017 OTAs.