- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Detroit Lions have announced running back Ameer Abdullah has been placed on the injured reserve list with a foot injury.

The roster transaction will keep Abdullah off the field until at least Week 10, if not the entire season.

Under the new transaction rules, the Lions do not have to specify who returns from the injured reserve list during the season. The Lions will still be able to return one player from the list. However, Detroit already has five other players on the injured reserve list, including linebacker Jon Bostic and tight end Tim Wright. Should the Lions feel their linebacker unit or tight end unit could improve from either of those two’s return, Abdullah’s season will be over.

Drafted 54th overall in the 2015 draft, Abdullah was given the reins as the Lions’ top back this season. The two-year pro ran for 101 yards on 18 carries and caught five passes for 57 yards and a touchdown in the season’s first two games.

Abdullah exited Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, gingerly walking off of the field.

Theo Riddick will take over as Detroit’s top running back, with Zach Zenner and rookie Dwayne Washington seeing more playing time. Additionally, the Lions reportedly worked out Joique Bell, the Lions primary back in 2015.

The Lions have also signed wide receiver Aaron Dobson to a deal. Running back George Winn and linebacker Zaviar Gooden were signed to the practice squad.



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