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Lions place CB Justin Coleman on IR
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

(ALLEN PARK) – Detroit Lions cornerback Justin Coleman was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after suffering a hamstring injury in the first half of Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Chicago Bears. The earliest Coleman could return from injured reserve would be against Jacksonville in Week 6 because Detroit is off in Week 5. Hamstring problems have been an issue for the Lions throughout camp. Receiver Kenny Golladay and cornerback Jeff Okudah missed Sunday's game with hamstring injuries, and Coleman and cornerback Desmond Trufant left the game after injuring their hamstrings. Lions coach Matt Patricia says it's a leaguewide thing that everyone's looking at. Patricia said that Lions staff has recognized the condensed offseason; no spring workouts and a shortened training camp period because of the coronavirus pandemic; as a potential source of injury. The Lions will potentially replace Coleman in the lineup with Darryl Roberts, Tony McRae or Okudah if he returns from his hamstring injury. The Lions play in Green Bay on Sunday.

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