Detroit Lions release outside linebacker Reggie Gilbert
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions have released outside linebacker Reggie Gilbert after two days of padded practices. Flowers and Romeo Okwara, among others, are switching from defensive end to outside linebacker in the team’s base 3-4 defense. Anthony Pittman, the Detroit native and Wayne State standout, is making the move to inside linebacker. He has nine sacks in the two seasons since signing his $90 million contract with the Lions. He was one of the better pass rushers in the league and said he feels the opportunity to rush from the outside linebacker spot could play to his strengths.mlive.com
Detroit Lions sign ex-Packers linebacker Reggie Gilbert
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions have used one of their last remaining roster spots, signing ex-Packers outside linebacker Reggie Gilbert. While Detroit’s linebacker room seems thin on paper, the new coaching staff has said Trey Flowers and Romeo Okwara will move to outside linebacker in base looks. Related: The Lions’ defensive line is changing a lot. That includes new positions for Trey Flowers and Romeo Okwara. Related: Detroit Lions expect Tyrell Crosby to show up for mandatory minicamp next weekmlive.com
Colts have left tackle Castonzo, LB Okereke vs. Raiders
Indianapolis left tackle Anthony Castonzo and starting linebacker Bobby Okereke are both active for the Colts’ visit to the Las Vegas Raiders. ___GREEN BAY AT DETROITPackers: QB Jordan Love, CB Ka’dar Hollman, LB Jonathan Garvin, G Simon Stepaniak, WR Malik Taylor, TE Jace Sternberger. Raiders: QB Nathan Peterman, CB Damon Arnette, RB Theo Riddick, OT Brandon Parker, OG John Simpson, DE Carl Nassib. Eagles: CB Michael Jacquet, QB Nate Sudfeld, WR John Hightower, RB Jason Huntley, DB Grayland Arnold, S Rudy Ford, LB T.J. Edwards. Jaguars: QB Jake Luton, CB Luq Barcoo, LB Kamalei Correa, LB Quincy Williams, C Brandon Linder, TE Tyler Davis, DE Reggie Gilbert.
QB Jones inactive for Giants; McCoy to start at Seattle
(AP Photo/Aaron Doster)The New York Giants will be without starting quarterback Daniel Jones for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Jones was not expected to play because of a hamstring injury suffered last week against Cincinnati. Colt McCoy will make his first start of the season at QB for the Giants. Seattle was without both starting right tackle Brandon Shell (ankle) and backup Cedric Ogbuehi (calf) leaving a major question on the offensive line. ___CLEVELAND-TENNESSEEBrowns: WR Taywan Taylor, WR KhaDarel Hodge, CB Denzel Ward, RB Dontrell Hilliard, S Tedric Thompson, DE Joe Jackson.