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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.
06/02/16 - OL Taylor Decker played left tackle again Thursday as he did during the open practice last week. Riley Reiff was at right tackle once again. For financial and future reasons, it makes sense for the Lions to see if the rookie can help at left tackle, but it is still too early to say if these will be the roles once the season begins.
12/06/15 - 2015 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES & MEDIA): OT Taylor Decker (Unanimous), Ohio State...Decker has started 41 consecutive games for Ohio State and in that time - since the start of the 2013 season - the Buckeyes are first nationally among Power 5 schools in rushing yards per carry (6.1) and second nationally with 273.0 rushing yards per game. - Ohio State Football
12/02/15 - 2015 BIG TEN RIMINGTON-PACE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Taylor Decker, Ohio State...Decker, the mammoth animal sciences major (6-8, 315) who befriended a tiger named “Chewie” and a penguin named “Anchovy” while interning at the Columbus Zoo this summer, is a team co-captain and a force along an Ohio State offensive line that has powered the team to 241.9 rushing yards per game to rank 12th nationally and first in the Big Ten. Decker has started 41 consecutive games for Ohio State and in that time - since the start of the 2013 season - the Buckeyes are first nationally among Power 5 schools in rushing yards per carry (6.1) and second nationally with 273.0 rushing yards per game. The team is coming off a 369-yard, five-rushing touchdown game against the nation’s No. 2 total defense and No. 4 rush defense on Saturday. - Ohio State Football
01/12/15 - Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says offensive tackle Taylor Decker and defensive tackle Adolphus Washington had told him they will return for their senior seasons. Decker was a second-team All-Big Ten selection. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound junior held down left tackle for the Buckeyes (14-1). Washington was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection. The 6-4, 295-pound junior had 45 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Meyer said Sunday during his last news conference before the College Football Playoff national championship game against Oregon that Decker and Washington were the only underclassmen from Ohio State considering an early jump to the NFL. Meyer also re-iterated that he expects quarterback Braxton Miller, who injured his shoulder, to be part of the team next season. - AP Sports