Lions Notes: Ebron, Martin, Stafford

Here’s a quick look at the Lions:

  • While Lions head coach Jim Caldwell refused to discuss the injury today, a source told ESPN’s Adam Caplan that Lions tight end Eric Ebron is dealing with a “pretty decent [right] ankle sprain.” Over the weekend, Ebron was carted off the field after suffering an apparent Achilles injury. The extent of the injury remains to be seen, but it appears that the talented tight end has avoided a season-ending Achilles tear. Ebron finished last season with 47 receptions for 537 yards and five touchdowns — all personal career highs.
  • Aside from running back Theo Riddick, Lions punter Sam Martin could be the next player up for an extension, according to Michael Rothstein of Martin, he writes, boasts one of the best young legs in the league and can provide Detroit with position stability. Devin Taylor and Larry Warford would also be extension candidates, but the Lions want to see more consistency out of both players before extending them. The next big deal could to be done could be for quarterback Matthew Stafford sometime after the 2016 season.
  • This week, we checked in with Justin Rogers of The Detroit News to discuss the additions of Anquan Boldin and Marvin Jones and their prospects for the coming year.
  • Lions tight end Cole Wick says that the Raiders, Eagles, Panthers, Buccaneers, and few other teams also showed interest in him as a UDFA, Rogers tweets. Wick signed on with the Lions in May and received a $10K bonus. He may have to play a larger-than-expected role if Ebron has to miss time. For a complete look at the Lions’ tight end depth chart, head on over to Roster Resource.
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