Dave Birkett with the Detroit Free Press announced today that Detroit Lions nickel corner Bill Bentley does indeed have a torn ACL. He suffered an undisclosed knee injury in the game Monday night. It was expected that we would not get an update on his injury today as coach Jim Caldwell said in his press conference that he didn’t expect to know anything today. With the news that Bentley is out for the year, it will be interesting to see how the team chooses to fill his roster spot and whether or not Nevin Lawson continues to be the guy at nickel as he was Monday night.
UPDATE: The Detroit Lions have officially placed Bill Bentley on injured reserve. I expect to have news of a signing on Wednesday.