ALLEN PARK — Lions Jim Caldwell anticipates that Nate Freese will be the kicker on Sunday. The rookie is 2-of-5 in his first two games.
“At this point in time he is our guy. He’s a young guy who has potential, just like anything else it’s a performance business and we all certainly understand that and he understands that as well,’’ Caldwell said on Wednesday.
Jason Hanson, who kicked for the Lions for 21 seasson, was 3-of-6 in his first three games.
— Safety James Ihedigbo said he makes progress daily with a neck injury but isn’t sure if he’ll be ready to play on Sunday.
It’s day to day, it truly is, I want to be out there so bad. And my teammates want my support,’’ Ihedigbo said. “It’s me being the best I can be and close to 100 percent to play the way I play on the field. If I can’t do that I’m no good to my teammates, I’m a hindrance.’’
Ihedigbo, who will start with Glover Quin when he's healthy, has been sidelined for the first two games.
— Cornerback Danny Gorrer, who was signed Tuesday, has played for Caldwell with the Colts and Ravens. He’s familiar with the system but needs to learn the language. He’s also versatile enough to play outside or at nickel.