PRO: Fourth-year defensive tackle whose career totals include 35 games (six starts), 44 tackles (30 solo), 1.5 sacks, two pass defenses and one fumble recovery.
2012: Joined the Lions defensive line on December 19, 2012.
2011: Played in eight games, four with both the San Diego Chargers and Carolina Panthers, respectively, amassing four tackles. Started at New Orleans (1/1) and recorded two tackles (one solo).
COLLEGE: Played at Michigan State for two seasons after a successful two-year stint at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif. that led to a scholarship from the Spartans.
Tori Petry reports on what has been said this week about whether guys who are coming off of injury like Ameer Abdullah and DeAndre Levy will play against Baltimore.