Detroit Lions downgrade two players for Week 7 vs. Baltimore Ravens

The day before Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Detroit Lions have downgraded the status of two players.
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Saturday roster moves and injury report adjustments are common, and the Detroit Lions do them regularly as they navigate injury situations. On Saturday, before Sunday's road game against the Baltimore Ravens, they have downgraded cornerback Jerry Jacobs and wide receiver Marvin Jones on their injury report.

Jacobs is now listed as questionable with a knee injury, and Jones has been downgraded to out as he will not travel with the team due to a personal matter.

Jacobs has started all six games this season, and he has been playing quite well after a rough couple games to start the season. He had two interceptions against the Green Bay Packers in Week 4, and had another in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers. Emmanuel Moseley was expected to eventually displace him as the starter, but he tore his ACL two plays into his Week 5 season debut.

The good news is Jacobs will travel with the team, so there's a chance he will play on Sunday.

How will the Lions replace Jerry Jacobs and Marvin Jones vs. the Ravens?

If Jacobs is not able to play, and a late-week injury with a Saturday addition to the injury report is obviously not promising on that front, Will Harris would like shift to an outside cornerback spot with Brian Branch returning to action at nickel corner this week. Khalil Dorsey and Steven Gilmore are a couple other options. Harris is a clear downgrade if he has to start, and the Ravens will clearly target him heavily if he's on the field a lot.

As for Jones, hopefully everything is ok with him. He has not had much of a role this season, after a rough season opener, with five catches for 35 yards over six games. He has played less than 25 snaps in two of the last three games, with the exception being Week 5 when Amon-Ra St. Brown was out. Plainly, simply and maybe harshly, with Jameson Williams back in the fold, Jones will not be missed much on the field Sunday.

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