PRO:Spent his rookie season in Kansas City on Reserve/Injured after suffering a hip flexor injury.
COLLEGE:Started 20-of-25 games in two seasons at Alabama, tallying 74 tackles (53 solo), including eight tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one interception for a touchdown and 16 passes defensed.
2011:Started all 13 games for the Crimson Tide as a senior where he finished the season with 41 tackles (27 solo), 1.5 sacks, one interception returned 25 yards for a touchdown, one fumble recovery and 12 passes defensed.
2010:Saw seven starts in 12 games played as a junior, totaling 33 tackles (26 solo), including a secondary-leading 33 tackles (26 solo). Also recorded two sacks and four pass break-ups.
2009:Made 51 tackles (36 solo) and had one interception in his final season at Copiah-Lincoln and was ranked as the No. 6 junior college prospect by Super Prep Magazine.
Tim Twentyman covers all the news from Friday's practice including Ziggy Ansah's return to practice, options in the secondary and more.
Former Lions kicker Jason Hanson, who attended practice Friday, can certainly relate to what rookie Nate Freese might be going through.
Tori Petry reports on what coordinators Teryl Austin and Joe Lombardi have to say about the matchup against the Packers, including the Lions secondary and stopping Aaron Rodgers.