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Lions Week 7 inactives: Quintez Cephus healthy scratch again vs. Falcons

The Lions rookie receiver has taken a backseat to the Lions’ game plans.

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For the second-straight week, the Detroit Lions have made fifth-round rookie receiver Quintez Cephus a healthy inactive.

Early in the season, Cephus was able to get some playing time because No. 1 receiver Kenny Golladay was battling a hamstring injury. In the first two weeks of the season, Cephus pulled in a total of six catches for 97 yards. In Week 1 against the Bears, Cephus appeared to be one of Matthew Stafford’s favorite receivers, as he was targeted a team-high 10 times that game. But as Golladay got healthier, Cephus’ role declined, and now it appears the Lions prefer to have him develop on the bench.

Joining Cephus as a healthy scratch are Bo Scarbrough, who was just activated from IR on Saturday, and fellow rookie Logan Stenberg.

As expected, cornerback Desmond Trufant is inactive due to a hamstring, and Miles Killebrew is inactive because of a personal issue.

For the Falcons, defensive end Takkarist McKinley is ACTIVE despite dealing with a lingering groin injury.

Lions inactives:

CB Desmond Trufant
S Miles Killebrew
QB David Blough
RB Bo Scarbrough
G Logan Stenberg
WR Quintez Cephus

Falcons inactives:

CB Jordan Miller
RB Qadree Ollison
S Jaylin Hawkins
OT John Wetzel
DT Deadrin Senat