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Lions-Panthers inactives: Jarrad Davis makes his return, all starters active

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The Lions finally get their rookie linebacker back.

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The Detroit Lions currently have a laundry list of injuries and have already announced that three players will not be available for Sunday’s matchup against the Carolina Panthers earlier in the week.

Eight players were listed as “Questionable” heading into today, with seven of those names being starters. The status of Jarrad Davis has been up in the air after he was supposedly ready to lace ‘em up last Sunday before dealing with a setback and a new neck injury. Fortunately for Lions fans, Davis is back and will make his return on Sunday against the Panthers.

Tahir Whitehead (pectoral) was also listed as “Questionable,” but like Davis, he was able to participate in practice (limited) all week. Whitehead is ACTIVE for Sunday’s game, so the Lions will get their top two linebackers back.

Guard T.J. Lang (back) and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (shoulder) missed practice twice this week, but it appears that coaches may just be playing it safe with their vets. The Lions will have both of these large, adult males ACTIVE and ready to suit up against Carolina.

Lions inactives

RB Dwayne Washington
WR Kenny Golladay
LB Paul Worrilow
CB Teez Tabor
RB Tion Green
LB Thurston Armbrister
OG Tim Lelito

Panthers inactives

S Kurt Coleman
S Demetrious Cox
CB LaDarius Gunter
C Ryan Kalil
OT John Thesus
QB Brad Kaaya
DT Vernon Butler