Lions keep CB Chris Greenwood on Reserve/PUP list, ending his season

Posted by ttwentyman on November 6, 2012 – 5:45 pm

The Lions have decided to keep rookie cornerback Chris Greenwood on the Reserve/PUP list, ending any chance that he might play this season. Greenwood’s 21-day PUP practice window expired today.

Greenwood underwent abdominal surgery in May and missed all of training camp and the first six weeks of the season. He returned to the practice field following the Lions’ Week 6 victory over the Eagles, but three weeks of practice couldn’t make up for all the lost practice time.

“We’ll sort of try to make the best decision for the team with that and the best decision with him,” Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Monday when asked about Greenwood.

The Lions drafted Greenwood in the fifth round out of Albion with a rare combination of size (6-1) and speed (he ran a 4.3-second 40-yard dash). Missing training camp ultimately proved too much for the small-school prospect to overcome in a three-week practice window.

“He’s a small school guy,” Schwartz said of Greenwood. “I think missing training camp was probably the biggest thing for him. During the season, he’s done a good job of preparing and staying involved in the meetings.

“Training camp is probably the thing that when it’s all said and done will be the opportunity that he missed the most.”


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5 Responses to “Lions keep CB Chris Greenwood on Reserve/PUP list, ending his season”

  1. By Andrea L. Molinari on Nov 6, 2012 | Reply

    Disappointing. I really wanted to see what he can do. All I can guess is that they must think that he isn’t ready yet to compete as he is and they cannot afford to have him learn ‘on the job’ in a tight playoff race. They can’t put him on the practice squad as he will get picked up once they release him. This stinks. And you just KNOW that a CB will go down and we will be out looking for someone…

  2. By JP O'Flaherty on Nov 6, 2012 | Reply

    Jontai Green #36 and Ricardo Silva have done a real good job in the defensive backfield. I noticed Green coming up fast and making plays behind the line of scrimmage with solid tackles, and solid coverage. Silva is like having a small linebacker at Safety, and seems to have speed enough to go with his size to make stops and provide a real threat for big hits. Those two along with the addition of Ryan Broyles have seemed to spark the teams solid play.

  3. By Rebelyankee on Nov 7, 2012 | Reply

    When they brought back Phonz and soon to come of the reserve Florence. Then you take into account the others like Green, Bently, Lacey, Houston you understand they don’t need to put him in games. We are the 7th ranked D in the league as i type this so why mess with what is working. Just let the Young man keep practicing and learning then get to participate in his first camp in 2013 then he can hit the field and light it on fire !!! I think this kid is going to be good :-)

  4. By Ramses Minott on Nov 7, 2012 | Reply

    Detroit Lions…idk if you’ll see this message, but please pick up Stanford Routt. Hook him up with Chris Houston because other than you got Delmas and thats not enough.

  5. By rockbo1955 on Nov 7, 2012 | Reply

    I think that the secondary has a great job considering all the injury that have piled up this year! we need to just continue wining each week and these lions will be there at the end of the regular season in the playoff’s! GO LIONS!

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