Lions open to letting Zenner be every-down RB-- Thu Jan 5 5:30 pm --
Played 64 of 66 snaps in Week 17
Zach Zenner played 64 of a possible 66 snaps in Week 17 and was the only running back to see time on offense. He ran for a career-high 69 yards and had another 41 yards receiving.
"Zennerís in phenomenal shape," OC Jim Bob Cooter said. "As the game wore on, kind of felt like he could keep going and felt like it made sense for us to do that, hopefully kind of adjusting to a stance (that backs can't play 70 snaps) I made earlier in the week. So obviously my lack of playing competitive NFL running back hurt me there from a knowledge base ... who knows what could happen in the future. Iíll keep it open-ended."(Detroit Free Press)
FF Today's Take:The absence of Ameer Abdullah for most of the season and Theo Riddick recently has forced the Lions' hand somewhat, but it shouldn't be all that surprising a back that rushed for over 2,000 yards three times at the FCS level may be able to handle the rigors of full-time duty. Zenner has a difficult matchup this weekend in Seattle, but he's among the top five RB plays on the board.
Theo Riddick to sit, Zach Zenner to play Week 15-- Sun Dec 18 12:25 pm --
Dwayne Washington to get "lion's" share of carries versus Giants
The Detroit Lions held out a sliver of hope Theo Riddick could play against the New York Giants, listing him as doubtful on Friday's injury report. But his injured wrist didn't show enough improvement over the weekend and the starting running back has been scratched from the lineup for a second consecutive week.
FF Today's Take:Running back Zach Zenner, who suffered a concussion during last weekend's win over the Bears, has cleared protocol and is active against the Giants. He's expected to back up rookie Dwayne Washington.