Lions place McRae on IR, activate Davis

The Detroit Lions announced Monday that cornerback Tony McRae, arguably their top special player this season, is out for the season with a knee injury sustained Sunday in the team’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings.McRae was a standout as the team’s gunner on kick coverage; his injury occurred as he was covering a punt. McRae, 27, had four tackles this season while the Lions entered Monday leading the NFL in punting at 52.8 yards per punt.

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