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Detroit Lions updated depth chart: Week 14 vs. Chicago Bears

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

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The Detroit Lions (9-3) are taking on division rival Chicago Bears (4-8) in Week 14, their second meeting in the last four weeks. For the most part, the Lions roster is very similar to the last time these two teams met, but there are a few important changes amongst the starters, both positive and negative.

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)

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

  • LT — Taylor Decker (68)
  • LG — Jonah Jackson (73)
  • C — Graham Glasgow (60)
  • RG — Colby Sorsdal* (75)
  • RT — Penei Sewell (58)

OL Reserves

Interior defensive line (4 + 1)

EDGE Rushers (5 + 2)

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

Off-the-ball linebacker (6 + 1)

  • WILL — Alex Anzalone (34) — hand, not listed with an injury designation
  • MIKE/WILL — Derrick Barnes (55)
  • MIKE — Jack Campbell* (46)
  • WILL/FB — Malcolm Rodriguez (44) — knee, questionable
  • WILL — Jalen Reeves-Maybin (42)
  • MIKE/SAM — Anthony Pittman (57)
  • MIKE/SAM — Trevor Nowaske* (59) — INACTIVE

Cornerback (4 + 1)

Star/Nickelback (2 + 1)

  • NB/S — Brian Branch* (32)
  • CB/NB Will Harris (25)
  • NB Chase Lucas (27) — INACTIVE

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 — Khalil Dorsey (30); reserve — Craig Reynolds (13)

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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