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Week 5 Lions-Packers inactives: Marvin Jones will play, Tavon Wilson will not

It’s a mixed bag in this week’s inactive list.

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Based on Friday’s injury report, we already knew that Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), Michael Roberts (knee) and T.J. Lang (concussion) were going to miss the Detroit Lions’ Week 5 contest with the Green Bay Packers. However, the Lions listed seven players as questionable in that report and only two of them are inactive: Tavon Wilson (back) and Eli Harold (not injury related).

Wilson being out shakes up the Lions’ secondary. They’ll need some help, specifically defending the run, which is likely why Detroit promoted Cre’Von LeBlanc from the practice squad this weekend. While he likely won’t have a lot of defensive snaps, he’ll likely play some special teams snaps, while Tracy Walker and Jamal Agnew may have more pronounced roles (and maybe Miles Killebrew).

Ameer Abdullah is ACTIVE for the first time all season. We’ll see if the Lions running back garners any carries among Detroit’s crowded backfield.

For the Packers, there are a few big names on their inactive list: Most notably, first-round pick Jaire Alexander will not play Sunday. Additionally, Green Bay will be missing two of their top three receivers as both Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion) are inactive.

Lions inactives

DE Ezekiel Ansah
TE Michael Roberts
G T.J. Lang
DE Eli Harold
OL Andrew Donnal
DB Tavon Wilson
WR Brandon Powell

Packers inactives

WR Randall Cobb
WR Geronimo Allison
QB Tim Boyle
CB Jaire Alexander
CB Bashaud Breeland
S Jermaine Whitehead
OL Alex Light

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