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Draft Scout Taylor Decker News
07/30/17 - CB Teez Tabor and T Cyrus Kouandjio both came off the NFI list before Sunday's first practice. Kouandjio, who signed with the Lions on the last day of minicamp in June, took first-team reps at left tackle with Taylor Decker and Greg Robinson out. Decker will miss the first half or so of the season as he recovers from labrum surgery. Robinson came off the list Sunday, but didn't participate in team drills.
06/06/17 - LT Taylor Decker is out indefinitely after undergoing shoulder surgery Monday, the Lions announced Tuesday. Decker sustained the injury during organized team activities last week. Lions coach Jim Caldwell will provide an update on Decker's status at the start of training camp. Caldwell does not anticipate that Decker will miss the entire 2017 season. "Sometimes they are noncontact injuries," said Caldwell, who did not know how the injury occurred. "... It doesn't require that there's any force contact for that to happen."
09/26/16 - LT Taylor Decker gave up two sacks Sunday and has now allowed four in three games. Both of the sacks Decker allowed came in the fourth quarter and one forced the Lions to settle for a field goal. Caldwell said he's pleased with how the rookie has played overall and that some growing pains are to be expected from the first-round pick. "I thought for the most part, for the better part of the day he was hanging in there pretty well," Caldwell said.
09/15/16 - LT Taylor Decker earned high marks for his first real NFL action last week. Decker, the Lions' first-round pick, did not allow a sack on quarterback Matthew Stafford and was part of a line that paved the way to 116 yards rushing.
"He did well," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. "When I say well, I'm not talking about he's arrived or anything of that nature. He did alright. I mean, he's part of a line, it's the youngest line that probably I've ever been around. When you look at it, it's probably one of the youngest in the history of this franchise for a while. That whole group all together, they hung in there, but every week it's going to be a little different challenge."
07/30/16 - T Taylor Decker has played left tackle almost exclusively since the Lions drafted him in the first round and it would be a huge surprise if he doesn't start at that position in Week 1. Riley Reiff, the Lions' starting left tackle the last three seasons, takes over at right tackle this year, while the lone position battle up front looks to be at center, where Travis Swanson, Graham Glasgow and Gabe Ikard are all in the mix.