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Lions-Browns inactives: Taylor Decker, Kenny Golladay make their return

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The Lions finally get their starting left tackle back. The Kenny Golladay Hype Train is back, too.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions released some great news on Saturday, as they announced that both Taylor Decker and Corey Robinson would be activated to the 53-man roster. This meant that they would finally get their starting left tackle back after he suffered a shoulder injury during offseason workouts.

Not everything would be sunshine and rainbows when it comes to the offensive line, however. The Lions also announced, through Jim Caldwell, that T.J. Lang had undergone concussion protocol after they discovered his “illness” was a result of a concussion suffered during last week’s game. With news of Lang’s concussion coming so late in the week, it was virtually impossible for him to be cleared before Sunday’s game, so he is INACTIVE against the Browns.

Linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin (ankle) was also ruled OUT earlier in the week, which could be a sneaky blow to the Lions’ defense. JRM hasn’t played a ton of snaps this year, but when does, he’s been effective, especially in recent games.

The Lions will be without defensive end, Ezekiel Ansah (back), who was listed as “Doubtful” for Sunday’s game. Ansah has been playing through injuries all year and has struggled as a result.

Kenny Golladay and Don Carey were both listed as “Questionable,” on this week’s injury report, but only Kenny G will suit up against the Browns. Golladay makes his return for the first time since Week 3. He will provide an immediate threat in the red zone and as a deep threat, where the Lions have often struggled.

Lions inactives

DE Ziggy Ansah
OG T.J. Lang
LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin
CB Teez Tabor
RB Zach Zenner
RB Tion Green
S Don Carey

Browns inactives

QB Kevin Hogan
DT Larry Ogunjobi
CB Darius Hillary
OL Marcus Martin
WR Kasen Williams
TE Matt Lengel
DT T.Y. McGill