Speaking Monday, Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Calvin Johnson (knee) suffered his injury in Week 4 against the Bears, and that it's unrelated to the knee issue he dealt with in camp.
"We'll see where he gets this week," Schwartz said of his No. 1 receiver. "He's improving every day." Johnson was reportedly "real close" to suiting up against the Packers, but the Lions do their best to create injury confusion.
Nick Foles is expected to start against the Bucs in Week 6.
ESPN's Adam Schefter has confirmed a report that Michael Vick (hamstring) will likely sit out. It thrusts Foles back into the spotlight, a place he was in while making six starts last season. His only win came in Week 14 at Tampa, when he went 32-of-51 for 381 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Of course, the Bucs now have Darrelle Revis and Andy Reid's pass-happy scheme has been dumped in favor of Chip Kelly's run-heavy offense.
Ryan Tannehill is on pace to be sacked 77 times this season, which would set an NFL record.
David Carr was sacked 76 times while playing for the expansion Texans in 2002. Tannehill's offensive line is perhaps worse, highlighted by an inept tackle duo of Jonathan Martin and Tyson Clabo. When GM Jeff Ireland started lighting money on fire during free agency, he forgot to address the offensive line. It's stunting the rapid and impressive growth of Tannehill.