Dalvin Cook (ankle) missed practice on Thursday for the second consecutive day.
This is almost deja vu with Week 3's game against the Seahawks, and though Cook noted in media sessions on Wednesday that he plans to play, Alexander Mattison proved more than able to handle the workload against Seattle. Given that Cook aggravated the ankle against the Browns, it would make a lot more sense to give him the week off and let Mattison work against the lowly Lions. But Cook is tough to keep out of your lineups if he does talk his way on to the field. Keep an eye on Friday's injury report.
Oct 7, 2021, 5:03 PM ET