The Detroit Lions have declared their inactives ahead of the Week 12 Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Green Bay Packers, and once again, they are relatively healthy for this game.
The Lions entered Week 12 with a full 53-man roster and made two roster elevations—offensive tackle Michael Schofield and DT Quinton Bohanna—which brings Detroit’s game-day roster total up to 55 players.
Because the Lions have eight offensive linemen active for Sunday’s game, they are eligible to expand their game-day roster from 47 to 48 players. Therefore, with 55 players on the game-day roster and 48 eligible to play, the Lions need to declare seven players inactive for today’s matchup.
- OL Jonah Jackson (ankle/wrist) — Ruled out on Wednesday
- DT Isaiah Buggs (illness)
- EDGE Julian Okwara
- DT Brodric Martin
- WR Antoine Green
- LB Trevor Nowaske
- CB Steven Gilmore
Jackson will miss his second game in a row and expectations are that rookie Colby Sorsdal will make his second consecutive start at left guard. This will be Sorsdal’s third start of the season (he also started at right guard) and fourth game where he has seen snaps on offense (he played right tackle early in the season as an injury replacement).
Buggs is still listed with an illness but because he was not assigned an injury designation, he was likely benched to make room for Bohanna, who is coming off a solid performance against the Bears last week.
Okwara not playing is a bit of a surprise considering his usage of late but he sits as the Lions promote a now-healthy Levi Onwuzurike into the lineup.
For the second week in a row, a very healthy Lions roster squeezes out rookies Martin, Green, Nowaske, and Gilmore.
- WR Dontayvion Wicks
- RB Aaron Jones
- TE Josiah Deguara
- OT Caleb Jones
- LB De’Vondre Campbell
- CB Jaire Alexander
- S Rudy Ford