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Taylor Decker is out of his sling, but the Detroit Lions aren’t expecting their left tackle to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell declined to update a timetable for Decker’s return as players reported for the start of training camp Saturday.
Decker tore the labrum in his right shoulder during organized team activities in June. He underwent surgery days later and was expected to be out a minimum of four months.
“I’m not certain exactly when (he’ll be back), but we’ll know that as time goes on here,” Caldwell said. “But he’s improving, he’s on time in terms of a rehab according to his injury and surgery.”
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The Lions placed Decker, who played every snap at left tackle last year, on the physically unable to perform list earlier this week.
If they keep him on PUP to start the regular season, he’ll miss at least the first six games.
With Decker out, Caldwell mentioned late-spring additions Greg Robinson and Cyrus Kouandjio as potential replacements.
Robinson struggled at left tackle for the Los Angeles Rams the past two seasons and was placed on the non-football injury…
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