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Detroit Lions comprehensive depth chart: Week 5 at Minnesota Vikings

A quick reference guide for player viewing during the game.

Syndication: PackersNews Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC

The Detroit Lions are on the road again in Week 5, this time traveling to U.S. Bank Stadium to take on the Minnesota Vikings.

This comprehensive depth chart is designed to give fans an expanded look at the current roster, and you will often see things that vary from traditional depth charts. Occasionally you will see a player listed at multiple positions. This happens when a player holds key roles at multiple spots and doesn’t fit into just one box. Additionally, we added player numbers for easier tracking during the game, bolded the anticipated starters, and all rookies will have an asterisk (*) after their name.

Note: The Lions began the week with an open spot on the roster, but after a series of roster moves—including a Saturday elevation of TE Shayne Zylstra—they end up with 54 players entering Sunday's game.

Quarterback (2 + 1)

Running back (3 + 1)

Fullback (1)

  • Jason Cabinda (45)

Wide receiver (5 + 1 + 1)

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown* (14)
  • Kalif Raymond (11)
  • Quintez Cephus (87)
  • Trinity Benson (17)
  • KhaDarel Hodge (18)
  • Tom Kennedy (85) - INACTIVE
  • Tyrell Williams (6) — Injured reserve with a concussion, eligible to return in Week 6

Slot receiver

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown* (14)
  • Kalif Raymond (11)
  • Tom Kennedy (85)

Tight end (3)

Expected starting offensive line (8 + 2)

  • LT — Penei Sewell* (58) - ankle, questionable
  • LG — Jonah Jackson (73)
  • C — Evan Brown (63)
  • RG — Halapoulivaati Vaitai (72)
  • RT — Matt Nelson (67)

Reserve offensive line

Interior defensive line (5 + 2 + 2)

EDGE Rushers (5 + 1 + 1)

Off-the-ball linebacker (5)

  • MIKE - Alex Anzalone (34)
  • BUCK - Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44)
  • Derrick Barnes* (55)
  • Anthony Pittman (57)
  • Josh Woods (51)

Cornerback (4 + 1)

  • Amani Oruwariye (24)
  • Jerry Jacobs* (39)
  • Bobby Price (27)
  • Ifeatu Melifonwu* (26) - Injured reserve with a thigh, eligible to return in Week 6

Nickel corner

  • AJ Parker* (41)
  • Corey Ballentine (36)

Safety (4 + 1)

Kicking team (3)

Kick/Punt returners

  • Kalif Raymond (11) - Punt return
  • Corey Ballentine (36) - Kick return
  • Godwin Igwebuike (35) - Kick return, reserve
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown (14) - Punt return, reserve

Kick coverage specialists

  • Holder - Jack Fox (3)
  • Gunner - KhaDarel Hodge (18) and Jerry Jacobs* (39) or Bobby Price (27)
  • Personal protector (PP) — C.J. Moore (38)
  • 5 phase - Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44), Jason Cabinda (45), Josh Woods (51), Anthony Pittman (57), Godwin Igwebuike (35)

At-a-glance

If you’re of a more visual learner, here’s an at-a-glance look at what was discussed above: