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Snap observations: Ebron, Riddick show no rust

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

Houston — Despite both missing multiple games due to injuries, the Detroit Lions wasted little time integrating running back Theo Riddick and tight end Eric Ebron back into the lineup, altering the playing time landscapes at their positions.

Riddick dominated the backfield rotation in his return, playing 52 of Detroit's 61 offensive snaps. Zach Zenner, who had started the past two games, picked up Riddick's scraps, working the other nine plays. Justin Forsett was active, but didn't see the field.

Lions running back Theo Riddick picked up some yardage late in the fourth quarter.

Ebron resumed his role as the workhorse in the tight end group, working 80 percent of the offensive plays. Khari Lee, the best blocker in the group, was the Lions' second option. He received 17 snaps, while the versatile Clay Harbor, who held down the fort while Ebron was out, played just one.

Here are some additional observations from the snap count report:

• Riley Reiff missed two practices with an illness last week and it knocked him out of the lineup for 12 snaps against the Texans. It's only the third time in the past two seasons he's had to leave the field.

• Undrafted rookie cornerback Adairius Barnes got his first defensive action of the season, rotating in for starter Johnson Bademosi for 12 plays over two series.

• Josh Bynes wasted little time in his return to action. Signed last week after missing more than two months with a knee injury, he worked 43 snaps as Detroit's weakside linebacker. Rookie Antwione Williams played 17 reps in the first post-Kyle Van Noy game.

• Marvin Jones only left the field for one play, but struggled to make an impact against an aggressive Texans secondary. He finished with three receptions for 33 yards. It's the third time in four games he's been held under 40 yards.

PlayerPositionOffense%Defense%Special Teams%
Taylor DeckerT61100%  415%
Graham GlasgowC61100%  415%
Travis SwansonC61100%  415%
Larry WarfordG61100%  415%
Mathew StaffordQB61100%    
Marvin JonesWR6098%    
Golden TateWR5489%    
Theo RiddickRB5285%    
Riley ReiffT4980%  312%
Eric EbronTE4980%    
Anquan BoldinWR4980%    
Khari LeeTE1728%  935%
Cornelius LucasT1423%  415%
Zach ZennerRB915%  935%
Michael BurtonFB813%  1350%
Andre RobertsWR47%  935%
Clay HarborTE12%  519%
Glover QuinFS  67100%415%
Tahir WhiteheadLB  67100%415%
Nevin LawsonCB  6699%727%
Johnson BademosiCB  4973%831%
Tavon WilsonSS  4973%519%
Ziggy AnsahDE  4872%  
Kerry HyderDE  4669%14%
Devin TaylorDE  4567%28%
Josh BynesLB  4364%1038%
Rafael BushSS  3857%1350%
Quandre DiggsCB  3146%415%
Stefan CharlesDT  2740%28%
Armonty BryantDE  2740%  
Tyrunn WalkerDT  2639%415%
Khyri ThorntonDT  2639%415%
A'Shawn RobinsonDT  2537%312%
Brandon CopelandDE  1827%2285%
Antwione WilliamsLB  1725%1869%
Adairius BarnesCB  1218%1350%
Miles KillebrewSS  913%1869%
Don CareyFS  11%2285%
Thurston ArmbristerLB    1869%
Sam MartinP    1350%
Don MuhlbachLS    935%
Joe DahlT    623%
Laken TomlinsonG    415%
Matt PraterK    415%