Detroit Lions first-round pick Eric Ebron sat out practice Wednesday and may not play in Saturday’s preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns.
However, head coach Jim Caldwell was tight-lipped on supplying details of Ebron’s injury after the team wrapped up their workouts.
“He has an injury,” Caldwell said, via Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. “We’ll keep him out for a couple days and see how he does.
“We’ll see (if he can play against Cleveland). He’s day-to-day, so we’ll see how it goes.”
Wednesday’s practice was the first one Ebron has missed, in training camp or over the offseason, since joining the Lions in May.
Ebron has been listed as the Lions’ third-string tight end on their preliminary (somewhat unofficial) depth chart behind Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria. Ebron said previously that he felt like he was just beginning to get over the “rookie wall” and process the offense faster and more accurately.
At least for the next few days, it appears that learning process will have to continue from the sidelines.