Lions lose 2 players to IR
By: Mike Stiles - Thursday, December 3, 2020

(ALLEN PARK, MI) – The Detroit Lions placed starting cornerback Desmond Trufant and defensive tackle Danny Shelton on injured reserve Wednesday, taking two starters away from interim head coach Darrell Bevell as he prepares for his first game as a head coach. Trufant injured his hamstring on Thanksgiving against Houston -- the third time he's hurt a hamstring this season and the second time he has landed on injured reserve. Shelton suffered a knee injury in the loss to the Texans as well. Both signed with Detroit this offseason, and considering the potential for a complete regime change after the firings of general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia on Saturday, it's possible they have played their final games in Detroit. Bevell also said running back D'Andre Swift (concussion) is closer to returning. Bevell said he's been in touch with the quartet of people replacing Quinn as general manager to work through what they need to do.