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11/13/17 - OL Taylor Decker made his season debut at left tackle Sunday, playing 69 percent of the Lions' offensive snaps five months after he tore the labrum in his right shoulder.
"I was obviously very excited to get back out there, and then once I got back out there and was able to get a couple drives in, kind of the nerves settled and I just settled in," Decker said
11/13/17 - LT Taylor Decker made his season debut. Decker tore his right labrum in June.
11/10/17 - T Taylor Decker is expected to be activated by the Detroit Lions on Friday. Decker tore his right labrum in the offseason,
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