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Detroit Lions Week 10 inactives: Kerryon Johnson WILL PLAY vs. Chicago Bears

The Lions rookie running back will play despite an ankle injury.

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As the Detroit Lions announced on Friday, the team will face the Chicago Bears without one key piece of their roster on each side of the ball. On offense, starting right guard T.J. Lang will miss his second game of the season, this time with a neck injury. Defensively, the Lions are without All Pro cornerback Darius Slay, who has been dealing with a knee injury since late last week.

In better news, however, rookie running back Kerryon Johnson will play despite being labeled as questionable on this week’s injury report with an ankle injury. Additionally, Ezekiel Ansah is active for the second straight week. Last week, the Lions Pro Bowl pass rusher only played in 12 snaps, so we’ll see if his playing time gets bumped up against Chicago.

Additionally, Bruce Ellington—signed earlier in the week—is a healthy inactive while he gets acclimated to the Lions’ playbook.

As for the Bears, as expected Khalil Mack will make his return this week. Mack had 5.0 sacks and four forced fumbles in his first six games with Chicago before an ankle injury held him out of the two most recent Bears games.

Here’s a look at each team’s inactives for Week 10.

Detroit Lions

CB Darius Slay
LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin
DE Eli Harold
OG T.J. Lang
OT Andrew Donnal
TE Luke Willson
WR Bruce Ellington

Chicago Bears

TE Dion Sims
WR Kevin White
WR Javon Wims
DL Nick Williams
LB Kylie Fitts
DB Marcus Cooper
OL Rashaad Coward

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