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Taylor Decker had shoulder surgery, could miss regular season time

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The Lions addressed a couple of holes on their offensive line this offseason by signing guard T.J. Lang and tackle Rick Wagner, but they have another one to fill for at least a little while.

Coach Jim Caldwell announced on Tuesday that left tackle Taylor Decker injured his shoulder in practice last week and had surgery on Monday. He will not practice again during the team’s offseason program and coach Jim Caldwell said, via, that Decker could miss the start of the regular season.

Caldwell also said he didn’t expect Decker to miss the entire season, but any missed time would be a blow to the team’s offense. Decker, a first-round pick last year, played every offensive snap for the Lions last season and was playing at a high level by the end of the season.

Wagner is set to play right tackle, which leaves Joe Dahl, Corey Robinson and Cornelius Lucas as the in-house options to step in for Decker.

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10 Responses to “Taylor Decker had shoulder surgery, could miss regular season time”
  1. Before you hate, just make sure you refer to him as '2015 PRO BOWL MVP' Matthew Stafford says: Jun 6, 2017 10:34 AM

    Even if he does miss some time, the 31st best player in the NFL will save the Lions!

  2. tylawspick6 says: Jun 6, 2017 10:37 AM


  3. mongo3401 says: Jun 6, 2017 11:02 AM

    How does one injure a shoulder if it’s a no contact practice ?

  4. OaklandNomads says: Jun 6, 2017 11:04 AM


  5. lionsfanshaveittheworst says: Jun 6, 2017 11:27 AM

    Good thing we have Reiff, oh wait, dam, Well we still have those orange cones left over from practice Joe Dahl, Corey Robinson and Cornelius Lucas.

    Jim Caldwell “He shouldn’t miss the 2017 season.

    Yea only 10 or 11 games, still time to back into the playoffs and lose right away.

  6. tiller21 says: Jun 6, 2017 11:36 AM

    Decker was very solid last season, thankfully they addressed the o-line in the offseason for the first time in years.

  7. purpleguy says: Jun 6, 2017 12:31 PM

    So much for the non-contact nature of the Lions’ mini-camp practices. Then again, better now than in August.

  8. lanham4eve says: Jun 6, 2017 12:44 PM

    They might target former bills tackle Cryus Kouandjio, was solid in relief of an injured Cordy Glenn last ywae

  9. troylok says: Jun 6, 2017 1:10 PM

    mongo3401 says:
    Jun 6, 2017 11:02 AM

    How does one injure a shoulder if it’s a no contact practice?

    He was doing that Pete Townshend windmill with air guitar?

  10. specialteamsposter says: Jun 6, 2017 2:01 PM

    Long Time Lions Fan Here,

    No running game and a hole at LT? Stafford might wanna get as much money upfront guaranteed when he does his extension…

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