As the Detroit Lions prepare to take the field in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, they have announced their inactive players for today’s tilt against the Vikings.
LB Jarrad Davis
WR Kenny Golladay
S Don Carey
RB Tion Green
RB Dwayne Washington
G Tim Lelito
LB Thurston Armbrister
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 1, 2017
Rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis will miss his second straight game as a result of a concussion that stemmed from a hit that was deemed as legal from New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. A neck injury was also included in the report this week regarding Davis, who was limited at practice throughout the entire week. Fellow rookie Kenny Golladay will miss his first game of the season with a hamstring injury.
The Lions struggled to contain the run last weekend against the Atlanta Falcons, and Vikings rookie slasher Dalvin Cook will have an opportunity to prolong Detroit’s woes in that department in Davis’s absence. Cook currently has the second most rushing yards in the league at 288, but he has been held to only one touchdown to this point.
Returning to the lineup is center Travis Swanson, who missed last week’s game with an ankle injury. This also means that Graham Glasgow will be allowed to return to his more familiar spot at left guard.
With Golladay listed as inactive, receiver Jared Abbrederis will have his first opportunity to play in a regular season game with the Lions. He will slot in at the number four spot among wide receivers, with TJ Jones moving up to the third spot on the depth chart.
Safety Tavon Wilson is also slated to return to the lineup after sitting out last weekend’s tilt with a shoulder injury. This allows the team to revisit some of the packages that they were successful within the first two weeks of the season.
Also inactive for the Lions are safety Don Carey, running backs Dwayne Washington and Tion Green, guard Tim Lelito, and linebacker Thurston Armbrister.