Sims could miss time
ALLEN PARK Middle linebacker Ernie Sims suffered a fairly significant shoulder injury diving out of bounds in Sundays loss to Minnesota. He is undergoing more testing. Coach Jim Schwartz said today that theres a good chance he will miss some time. The coach would not be specific about who would replace him, but did say theres a chance it could be rookie Deandre Levy, a third-round pick.
If Levy should start and thats still an if he would be the fifth rookie starter on the team. Already on defense there are defensive tackle Sammie Hill and safety Louis Delmas who are both rookies. On offense there are two rookie starters quarterback Matthew Stafford and tight end Brandon Pettigrew.