The Lions will be without Haloti Ngata for the rest of the season



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Key injuries are beginning to pile up for the Detroit Lions.

Less than 48 hours after Matthew Stafford mentioned that Sunday may be a no-go for him due to ankle/leg injuries suffered Sunday, the team announced starting defensive tackle Haloti Ngata would be shelved for the rest of the season with a torn bicep.

Ngata will be eligible to return to the team in eight weeks however the Lions’ medical staff has already ruled out the veteran defensive lineman for the rest of the 2017 campaign.

In return the Lions signed defensive end Datone Jones, a former first round pick of the Green Bay Packers back in 2013 to a contract and brought back defensive tackle Caraun Reid who spent last season with the Chargers. Meanwhile second-year tackle A’Shawn Robinson and Akeem Spence will be the assumed top two tackles for the Lions going forward.

As far as Ngata goes, there’s a chance he’s played his last game in the NFL. Prior to this season, the 33-year-old Ngata has considered retirement which will more than likely be on the table this offseason.

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