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Jackson Still Not on the Field After Knee Surgery

The Lions might have to come up with a backup plan to having big man Grady Jackson on the field, as so far he’s been MIA from the teams minicamp due to having surgery back in February on his knee.

“We’re probably a little bit behind schedule with it,” coach Jim Schwartz said, according to the Detroit News. “We were shooting to have him on the field now. But the one thing you don’t want to do in a situation like that, particularly now when we’re not playing games, is rush it when it shouldn’t be rushed and all of a sudden you have a setback. At this point in the year, we want to avoid setbacks.”

Another thing that the Lions are well aware of is that Jackson is a player headed for a four-game suspension due to testing positive for a banned diuretic contained in the over-the-counter supplement known as StarCaps. “We definitely have that in mind with it, for sure,” Schwartz said.

Jackson inked a three-year, $8 million contract in March, and so far it’s been pretty much a waste of time and money for the club.

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