Not that he would have practiced early in training camp, as he works his way back from a torn ACL, but that cornerback Emmanuel Moseley was not on site for the start of Detroit Lions training camp was a bit odd. Head coach Dan Campbell cited it was for "medical reasons", which could have been chalked up to continuing his rehab where he was most comfortable.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press subsequently reported Moseley had a second procedure on his knee. Campbell has been unwilling to address that, as expected and Moseley was not officially placed on the PUP list until this past Wednesday after coming back to the team.
Kyle Meinke of MLive seemingly further confirmed that Moseley had a second surgery on his knee.
Moseley spoke to the media for the first time at training camp on Saturday. Via the Lions' website, he gave an update with the expected information (or lack thereof).
"I was feeling pretty good and things happen and right now at this time I'm feeling pretty good,"Once I get out there, I'm going to be excited for it," he said. "I'm not going to throw no numbers out there or a timeline but when you see me out there know that I'll be very excited.""- Emmanuel Moseley
Moseley tore his ACL last October after starting five games for 49ers, allowing just a 66.9 passer rating when teams threw his way with no touchdowns allowed. Over 11 starts in 2021, he allowed a
65.6 passer rating with no touchdowns allowed. When he comes back he's expected to push Jerry Jacobs for first-team reps at the outside cornerback spot opposite Cam Sutton.
The season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs is just over a month away. Moseley's status for that game is unequivocally up in the air until further notice, and the clock is ticking quickly.