The offensive line was a disaster in Detroit's season opener against the San Diego Chargers. They'll be getting some much needed help with the return of right guard Larry Warford. With Warford returning, Manny Ramirez gets the nod to start at LG after outperforming rookie Laken Tomlinson last week.
DeAndre Levy, who is still dealing with a mysterious hip injury, will sit for a second straight week. Josh Bynes will replace him at WILL once again.
Here is the full list of inactives:
Inactive for #Lions today: Levy, Pettigrew, Reid, TJ Jones, Boggs, Robinson and Taylor.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) September 20, 2015
Brandon Pettigrew was listed as "Out" on this week's injury report, so there is no surprise there. Caraun Reid had been dealing with the same injury -- a high ankle sprain -- as Warford, but he will not be active for today's game. It's likely that he'll be ready next week, however.
Despite having LaAdrian Waddle active, Cornelius Lucas will get the start at RT today. This is not good news, considering Lucas' poor play as of late.
For the Vikings:
Today's #Vikings inactives: QB Taylor Heinicke, WR Stefon Diggs, LB Edmond Robinson, T Jermiah Sirles, TE Chase Ford, DE Danielle Hunter.— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) September 20, 2015
Nothing too serious here for the Vikings, as only two players were listed on their injury report (both "Probable").