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Detroit Lions updated depth chart: Week 15 vs. Denver Broncos

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

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In Week 15, the Detroit Lions (9-4) are taking on the Denver Broncos (7-6) in a Saturday night showdown at Ford Field. The Lions are getting healthier at a few key spots and have a few players on injured reserve that could be returning to the roster for the playoff push, which could really benefit Detroit over the final month of the season.

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.

Note: This depth chart will be updated two more times ahead of Saturday night’s game. The first situation could be if the Lions elevate any players from the practice squad for this game (decision expected at roughly 4 p.m. ET) and the second will be after inactives are declared (at 6:45 p.m. ET).

Quarterback (2 + 1 injured)

Running back/Fullback (3 + 1)

Wide receiver (5 + 1)

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown (14)
  • Josh Reynolds (8) — back, questionable
  • 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 + 2)

Projected starters

  • LT — Taylor Decker (68) — back, questionable
  • LG — Jonah Jackson (73)
  • C — Frank Ragnow (77) — toe/back, knee, questionable
  • RG — Graham Glasgow (60)
  • RT — Penei Sewell (58)

OL Reserves

Interior defensive line (4 + 1)

EDGE Rushers (5 + 3)

Off-the-ball linebacker (6 + 1)

  • WILL — Alex Anzalone (34)
  • MIKE/WILL — Derrick Barnes (55)
  • 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)
  • Kindle Vildor (29)
  • Khalil Dorsey (30)
  • Steven Gilmore* (24) — INACTIVE

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 + 1)

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 — Khalil Dorsey (30) and Chase Lucas (27) or Kindle Vildor (29)
  • 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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