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Lions vs. Buccaneers inactives: Nate Burleson is back

Nate Burleson is officially back for the Detroit Lions.

Greg Fiume

It's official: Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson is active for the first time since he broke his arm in a car accident back in September. Burleson has spent the majority of the season recovering and rehabbing in order to get back on the field, and he is set to make his return against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Also back for the Lions are defensive end Ziggy Ansah and cornerback Bill Bentley. Ansah is back as a starting defensive end and Bentley is back as the Lions' nickelback, giving a much needed boost to the defense.

Here's the list of players who are inactive for the Lions this week:

QB Kellen Moore
RB Mikel Leshoure
WR Micheal Spurlock
OT Corey Hilliard
C Leroy Harris
DE Austen Lane
CB Jonte Green

And here's the list of inactives for the Buccaneers:

FB Lonnie Pryor
OG Carl Nicks
OG Patrick Omameh
DE Steven Means
DT Gary Gibson
LB Mason Foster
S Dashon Goldson

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