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LaAdrian Waddle | Tackle

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/21/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 330
College: Texas Tech
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Lions activated RT LaAdrian Waddle from the active/PUP list.
Waddle tore his ACL late last season and missed all of camp to this point. He'll resume practicing immediately and try to win back the Lions' starting right tackle job, where Cornelius Lucas and converted TE Michael Williams have been vying for snaps. Waddle will at worst be Detroit's top swing tackle. Aug 23 - 2:33 PM

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Lions RT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) is "weeks away" from being ready for games.

Waddle has been shut down all offseason, leaving Cornelius Lucas and former tight end Michael Williams to compete opposite Riley Reiff. Waddle's Week 1 status remains up in the air, though he is expected to avoid reserve/PUP.
Aug 8 - 3:15 PM

Lions placed RT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) on the active/PUP list.

Waddle missed the entire offseason program with a torn ACL. His Week 1 status remains questionable. The Lions have interest in free agent RT Gosder Cherilus as insurance for Waddle.
Jul 29 - 6:43 PM

Lions RT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) is targeting Week 1 for his return.

Waddle suffered a partially torn ACL in Week 15 and underwent surgery in January. He just started running this week. The Lions failed to draft a tackle, leaving second-year UDFA Cornelius Lucas as Waddle's primary competition.
May 15 - 11:50 AM

The Lions expect OT LaAdrian Waddle (ACL) to remain sidelined "for a bit."

Waddle underwent surgery in mid-January. It's obviously not surprising he'll remain sidelined "for a bit," but it's notable that the Lions aren't putting any sort of a timetable on his return. As it stands right now, the Lions' 2014 right tackle is a strong candidate to begin 2015 on the reserve/PUP list, costing him six games.
Mar 26 - 1:37 PM

Lions RT LaAdrian Waddle underwent surgery to repair his partially torn left ACL on Thursday.

Waddle was injured in Week 15. He should be considered questionable for training camp, and perhaps even Week 1. Waddle was doing a reasonably good job of holding down the right side of Detroit's line before going down, and should return as a 2015 starter as long as his health allows it. Waddle also battled head, ankle and calf issues in 2014.
Jan 15 - 9:00 PM

Lions RT LaAdrian Waddle has been diagnosed with a partially torn left ACL, and is done for the season.

He'll be sent to injured reserve. Waddle had previously battled head, ankle and calf issues this season, but was holding down the fort on Matthew Stafford's right side. Waddle has started 18 games over the past two seasons, and will likely return as a starter in 2015. Undrafted rookie Cornelius Lucas will bookend LT Riley Reiff for the rest of 2014.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 03:52:00 PM

Lions RT LaAdrian Waddle is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in the Week 15 win over the Vikings.

Waddle has missed time with concussions, ankle, and calf injuries this season. He exited in the third quarter of Sunday's game and was carted to the locker room. Waddle has been a top-eight pass-blocking right tackle over at Pro Football Focus in 2014. UDFA Cornelius Lucas will fill in opposite LT Riley Reiff.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:37:00 PM

Lions RT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) practiced in full on Thursday.

Waddle should be good to go for Sunday's game against the Cardinals after getting a scare in Week 10.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Lions RT LaAdrian Waddle left Sunday's Week 10 win over the Dolphins with a knee injury and did not return.

The Lions lost both Waddle and starting G Larry Warford to knee injuries. Waddle was replaced by UDFA Cornelius Lucas.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 08:48:00 PM

Lions RT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) is expected to return for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Waddle strained his calf Week 1, and has missed the last three games with the injury. Waddle's return should help bolster a struggling offensive front. With Waddle sidelined, Matthew Stafford has been sacked 10 times and hit 23 times in only three games.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 09:21:00 AM

Lions RT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) has been ruled out for Week 2.

It's a sizable concern for the Lions as they get set to take on Carolina's Charles Johnson-Greg Hardy due. Waddle was an up-and-coming star on Detroit's offensive line. The 23-year-old is a high-quality pass protector.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 04:00:00 PM

Lions RT LaAdrian Waddle was forced from Monday night's Week 1 opener with a calf injury.

Waddle, a second-year UDFA, won the job in the spring after making eight starts as a rookie. Corey Hilliard is now in the game at right tackle.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 07:45:00 PM

LaAdrian Waddle remains the favorite to start at right tackle for the Lions.

Waddle, 23 next month, is competing with 29-year-old Corey Hilliard. The organization is said to be "high on his future" after Waddle proved to be steady both in pass protection and as a run blocker in eight starts as an undrafted rookie last season. The Lions' front five is expected to be: LT Riley Reiff, LG Rob Sims, C Dominic Raiola, RG Larry Warford, and RT Waddle.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 09:32:00 AM

LaAdrian Waddle is considered the favorite for the Lions starting right tackle job.

Waddle started eight of the final nine games on the right side for Detroit as an undrafted rookie and received positive marks from Pro Football Focus as both a pass and run blocker. He's a big boy at 6-foot-6 and 321 pounds and dominated at times in the run game. Corey Hilliard will likely be the swing tackle.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 02:56:00 PM