The Detroit Lions made an addition to their injury report for Monday night's game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Per the team's announcement, wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown is now questionable for Monday night's game due to an illness.
St. Brown is having another fine season, with a team-high 51 receptions and 557 yards over the six games he has played, with three touchdowns to tie for the team lead. That's 16 catches and 173 yards clear of the next most-productive Lions' pass catcher (tight end Sam LaPorta), and 30 catches above the next-highest wide receiver in catches (Josh Reynolds).
St. Brown is now added to the list of notable injuries for the Lions this week.
Running back David Montgomery (ribs) and left guard Jonah Jackson (ankle) are out, as expected in Montgomery's case,
Center Frank Ragnow was listed as doubtful on Saturday after adding a calf issue to his ongoing toe issue during the week.
Right guard Halapoulivaati Vaitai is questionable with a back injury, which has an added layer of notoriety since he missed all of last season after back surgery.
Detroit Lions: What are the chances Amon-Ra St. Brown plays Monday night?
Being listed on the injury report with an illness could mean just about anything in terms of severity or nature, as we learned with cornerback Khalil Dorsey earlier this season. That's not meant to inspire fear St. Brown is dealing with something very severe, it's just a reminder that "illness" is a broad term that doesn't require specifics. And it's also at the front end of cold and flu season.
St. Brown will have a full 24 hours, or a shade over, to get healthy enough to play before inactives are announced on Monday night. If he can't go, Josh Reynolds, Kalif Raymond and Jameson Williams would become the top three wide receivers for the Lions, with LaPorta (of course) and running back Jahmyr Gibbs lined up for prominent passing game roles.