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Lions-49ers inactives: Ezekiel Ansah OUT vs. 49ers

It’s mostly good news for the Detroit Lions injury situation in Week 2.

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The Detroit Lions will not quite be as healty as expected for their Week 2 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. While running back LeGarrette Blount will play on Sunday, defensive end Ezekiel Ansah will not go, despite earlier reports from both Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport that he was headed towards playing this week.

Ansah was limited in practice all week and didn’t seem to test his shoulder much, which was injured in the first half of the game against the Jets. Ansah looked like one of the better defensive players out there in the debut, picking up a sack and four tackles on just 19 snaps. Having him out is going to hurt the Lions. Expect newly added Romeo Okwara to get some playing time in his place, along with Kerry Hyder Jr.

The Lions will also be without starting right guard T.J. Lang, who injured his back at the very end of the game last week. Either Kenny Wiggins or Joe Dahl are expected to start in his place.

Lions inactives:

OL T.J. Lang
TE Hakeem Valles
WR Brandon Powell
DE Ezekiel Ansah
OL Andrew Donnal
OL Jamil Demby
RB Ameer Abdullah

49ers inactives

WR Marquise Goodwin
OL Erik Magnuson
OL Joshua Garnett
OL Shon Coleman
LB Malcolm Smith
OL Matt Tobin
DT Julian Taylor

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