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    Detroit Lions LT Taylor Decker likely out for opener vs. 49ers

    With Taylor Decker likely out for Sunday’s season opener against the San Francisco 49ers, the Detroit Lions are debating how to replace their veteran left tackle.

    Decker suffered a hand injury in practice Wednesday likely will require surgery.

    Head coach Dan Campbell said Friday that Decker suffered the injury making a normal punch in pass protection and is scheduled to meet with doctors Friday. Surgery seems likely, Campbell said.

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    In Decker’s absence, the Lions are considering three options for how to reconfigure their offensive line:

    • Rookie first-round pick Penei Sewell could move from right to left tackle, the position he played during his two standout seasons at Oregon. Sewell, the No. 7 pick of April’s draft, practiced exclusively at right tackle in training camp but did some left tackle work in practice Thursday.

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