Mosley says little about suspension
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions defensive tackle C.J. Mosley is back from his suspension, and he isn't saying much about it.
Mosley was sent home from the team's trip to London and suspended for Detroit's game against Atlanta on Oct. 26 for an unspecified violation of team rules. The Lions have activated him off the reserve-suspended by club list, and he made a statement Monday.
''I'm not going to speculate on any of the details of the situation I was involved with,'' Mosley said. ''It has been handled accordingly. I just want to apologize to my teammates and my family and the fans. I just look forward to getting back to the field, back to the grind and back to work.''
The Lions (6-2) won that game against Atlanta, then had an open date. That gave injured standouts Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush more time to rest. They both went through drills at Monday's practice.
''We'll have to wait and see,'' coach Jim Caldwell said when asked about the injured offensive players. ''It will be just like every week - kind of day to day until we're certain. . Some guys are still being treated. Toward the end of the week, we'll have a little better of an idea.''
Detroit hosts Miami on Sunday.
Mosley's return is especially important for the defense this week, because Detroit endured another injury against the Falcons, when defensive tackle Nick Fairley went down in the second quarter with an injury to his right knee. Caldwell said there is still no timetable for his return.
''Right now, he is under the doctor's care and supervision,'' Caldwell said. ''He has gotten a couple of opinions. Hopefully, it will be one of those things where he can heal and we'll see what happens in a couple weeks and make a determination from there.
''I'm not certain exactly where it is, at this point in time. To be honest, nobody knows. Anything can happen. It can be an unbelievable turnaround, or it could be lengthy.''
Rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy may be able to provide a boost. He was activated after missing the first part of the season because of an abdominal injury.
''He has had an opportunity to get out on the field and move around,'' Caldwell said. ''We'll immerse him in the details of preparation a little more and see where it goes. I think he looks good. He has performed well.''
Mosley spoke with his teammates before practice - and they were happy to have him back.
''He's our brother,'' safety James Ihedgbo said. ''People make mistakes, but we got his back, no matter what. He's back playing football, and we're happy about that.''
Without Fairley in the middle, Mosley will have to shoulder an even bigger workload.
''C.J. has been playing good the whole year,'' defensive end Jason Jones said. ''Obviously he missed one game, but we're getting him back. We'll be pretty much back at full strength, minus Nick.''
Mosley has 11 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks and a forced fumble this season.
NOTES: Detroit signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen to the active roster, released cornerback Danny Gorrer from the active roster, signed tight end Jordan Thompson, cornerback Trevin Wade and defensive tackle Roy Philon to the practice squad, and released tight end Ifeanyi Momah from the practice squad.
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