Sling removed from Decker's surgically-repaired shoulder

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Taylor Decker

Allen Park — Taylor Decker remains without a timetable in his recovery from shoulder surgery, but Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell painted a positive picture of the starting left tackle’s rehab. 

“He’s coming along, making really good progress,” Caldwell said. “He’s on track. Beyond that, I can tell you he’s out of his sling. He’s working at it.”

As for the plans for Decker’s replacement, the Lions plan to try out a handful of options at that spot.

“We obviously have a number of guys. Greg Robinson, we’ve got (Cyrus) Kouandjio, we have a number of guys that play that position we will be able to work with,” Caldwell said. “Joe Dahl might not have to go out there as much as he did in spring. I think we have a good group to work with.”

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The Lions added Robinson and Kouandjio the final day of mandatory minicamp last month. Robinson, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 draft, was acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams. Kouandjio, a former second-round pick, was signed off the street.

The Lions were dealt some bad news Saturday when Robinson was added to the non-football injury list.

Kouandjio came off the physically unable to perform list from an offseason hip injury.

Cornelius Lucas is another option on the roster.

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