Taylor Decker’s status for 2017 unclear after shoulder surgery

The Detroit LT had the surgery earlier this week, casting some question as to when or if his 2017 season will begin.

| 3 weeks ago
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Taylor Decker’s status for 2017 unclear after shoulder surgery


  • Reports have come out that Detroit Lions left tackle Taylor Decker underwent shoulder surgery Monday.
  • Head coach Jim Caldwell indicated that Decker’s surgery shouldn’t be season-ending, but that Cornelius Lucas and Joe Dahl are among current candidates to replace him at left tackle.
  • In 2016, Decker performed admirably as a rookie finishing with a PFF grade of 82.4 that ranked 23rd among all tackles.
  • Decker impressed in both pass- and run-blocking in 2016, as his pass-blocking grade of 81.9 was 24th among tackles, while his run-blocking grade of 80.0 ranked 20th.
  • Considering Decker played all 1,089 possible snaps as a rookie, an extensive recovery would be a huge loss for a Lions offensive line that rated 19th in pass protection and 25th in run-blocking during the 2016 season.

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