The Detroit Lions have put defensive end Kerry Hyder on injured reserve after he hurt his Achilles tendon in Sunday's preseason game at Indianapolis. Coach Jim Caldwell said after that game that the injury looked ''significant'' but the Lions hadn't made an official announcement on any change in Hyder's status until Tuesday. Detroit also put running back Mike James on IR because of concussion problems and waived guard Matt Rotheram.
DETROIT (WXYZ) – The Detroit Lions are the city’s second pro sports team to see their logo hijacked by white nationalists and Nazi protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia. Detroit Red Wings condemn use of logo during white nationalist rally A photo, circulated in national media, got the attention of team management, for its striking similarity to the team’s branded image. The Lions issued a statement that reads in part: We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville. The team is exploring legal options. The Red Wings had a similar issue as well.
The Detroit Lions are separating themselves from white supremacists. The organization on Wednesday condemned the use of the team's logo after it was exploited during the violent "Unite the Right" rally that took place in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend. “We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville,” Lions spokesman Bill Keenist said in a statement, via the Detroit Free Press.
The Detroit Lions joined one their city sports counterparts, the Red Wings, in denouncing a use of a logo in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. A photo that was published Saturday showed a shield held by a man which displayed a logo that looked similar to the Lions. "We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville.
The Detroit Lions say they "detest and disavow" any use of their logo associated with the event last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. A photo attributed to Getty Images showed someone with a logo similar to the one the Lions use , although it was blue and red and had stars on it. "We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville," the team said in a statement Tuesday night. "We value diversity as it represents the strong fabric of our team, the City of Detroit, the NFL, the game of football, our fans and our country." The Detroit Red Wings already said they were considering legal
There's no official word yet from the Detroit Lions about whether defensive end Kerry Hyder will miss the season. What's clear is that the Lions are coming to grips with the idea of having to play without him. Coach Jim Caldwell had nothing to add Monday on Hyder's condition, but he said the Lions might have more to say in the next couple of days.
Detroit Lions defensive lineman Kerry Hyder was carted off the field in the first quarter of Sunday's preseason opener with a leg injury. Hyder was not able to put any weight on his left leg before he exited the contest against the Colts, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Last season Hyder led the Lions with eight sacks.