WATCH: Rashean Mathis mic'd up for Week 3 vs. Broncos
SEP 30, 8:32a ET | FOX Sports
StatsLLC: Aug 29 / 12:00a ET
News: Mathis, a Jacksonville native who spent his first 10 seasons with the Jaguars, had an up-and-down homecoming Friday.
Impact: Mathis called the coin toss correctly for Detroit, but then got beaten by Allen Hurns for a touchdown on Jacksonville's opening possession. He later got flagged for pass interference in the end zone, giving the Jaguars first-and-goal at the 1.
Rotowire: Aug 16 / 3:42p ET
News: Despite sitting out Thursday's preseason opener, Mathis confirmed that he is healthy, David Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: Mathis said that he interpreted being told to sit for Thursday's game as a sign of respect. While the Lions have been working on building depth at corner, Mathis' performance in 2014 and play during training camp makes him a lock to start opposite Darius Slay. A 16-game starter last season, Mathis tallied 51 tackles, nine passes defended, an interception and forced fumble in 2014.