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Detroit Lions updated depth chart: Week 12 vs. Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day

An updated 2023 Detroit Lions depth chart based on our observations from recent games and practices. 

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The Detroit Lions (8-2) are taking on the Green Bay Packers (4-6) in Week 12 at Ford Field on Thanksgiving Day. The Lions have been relatively quiet this week, only declaring one player out and promoting two from the practice squad.

In this updated look at the Lions’ depth chart, we have separated all players by position and listed them in order of perceived importance to the team. To help out your viewing experience, we listed each player’s number next to their name, bolded the projected starters, italicized injured players, and added an asterisk* after the rookies’ names.

Quarterback (2 + 1 injured)

  • Jared Goff (16)
  • Teddy Bridgewater (10)
  • Hendon Hooker* (12) — NFI list, eligible to be activated at any time

Running back/Fullback (3 + 1)

Wide receiver (5 + 1)

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown (14)
  • Josh Reynolds (8)
  • Jameson Williams (9)
  • Kalif Raymond (11)
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones (19)
  • Antoine Green* (80) — INACTIVE

Tight end (3)

  • Sam LaPorta* (87)
  • Brock Wright (89)
  • James Mitchell (82)

Offensive line (8 + 3)

Projected starters

OL Reserves

Interior defensive line (4 + 2)

EDGE Rushers (5 + 2)

  • EDGE — Aidan Hutchinson (97)
  • DE/IDL — John Cominsky (79)
  • DE/IDL — Josh Paschal (93)
  • DE/SAM — Charles Harris (53)
  • EDGE — Romeo Okwara (95)
  • DE/SAM — Julian Okwara (99) — INACTIVE
  • SAM — James Houston (41) — fibula, on injured reserve, eligible to return at any time

Off-the-ball linebacker (6 + 1)

  • WILL — Alex Anzalone (34)
  • MIKE — Derrick Barnes (55)
  • SAM/MIKE — Jack Campbell* (46)
  • WILL/FB — Malcolm Rodriguez (44)
  • WILL — Jalen Reeves-Maybin (42)
  • MIKE/SAM — Anthony Pittman (57)
  • MIKE/SAM — Trevor Nowaske* (59) — INACTIVE

Cornerback (4 + 1)

  • Cameron Sutton (1)
  • Jerry Jacobs (23)
  • Will Harris (25)
  • Khalil Dorsey (30)
  • Steven Gilmore* (24) — INACTIVE

Star/Nickelback (2)

  • NB/S — Brian Branch* (32)
  • NB Chase Lucas (27)

Safety (3 + 1)

Kicking team (3)

  • P — Jack Fox (3)
  • K — Riley Patterson (36)
  • LS — Jake McQuaide (43)

Kick/Punt returners

  • Punt return — Kalif Raymond (11); reserve — Donovan Peoples-Jones (19)
  • Kick return — Craig Reynolds (13); reserve — Khalil Dorsey (30)

Kick coverage specialists

  • Kickoffs — Jack Fox (3) or Riley Patterson (36)
  • Holder — Jack Fox (3)
  • Gunner — Chase Lucas (27) and Khalil Dorsey (30)
  • Personal protector (PP) — Jalen Reeves-Maybin (42)

At-a-glance projected depth chart

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

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