ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions defensive back Khalil Dorsey was carted off the field with a lower leg injury during the team’s mandatory minicamp on Wednesday.

Dorsey was a key player, mostly on special teams, for the NFC North-champion Lions last season. He played in 13 games during the regular season, including two as a starter, and appeared in all three playoff games.

The 26-year-old Dorsey starred at Northern Arizona. After going undrafted, he played in six games as a rookie in 2020 with the Baltimore Ravens before going on injured reserve. He was with the New York Giants during the offseason in 2022 and Detroit signed him to its practice squad late in that year.

Dorsey, who was re-signed in March, is part of a suddenly deep secondary with the Lions.

The Lions attempted to improve a weakness with moves such as acquiring Carlton Davis III in a trade with Tampa Bay and drafting Terrion Arnold and Ennis Rakestraw in the first two rounds of the draft.

Earlier this week, before Dorsey was injured, Lions coach Dan Campbell said the team has a lot of options in the secondary due to talent, competitiveness and versatility.

“Honestly, we have no idea who our starting lineup’s going to be right now and it’s exciting,” Campbell said Tuesday. “It’s so good. There’s no telling who’s going to be outside corners, who’s going to be our nickel, who’s going to be our safeties.

“This thing is wide open across the board. It’s going to be great to let these guys compete and just go after it and see who is going to be the most reliable guys for us, most dependable.”

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