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Detroit Lions Week 17 inactives: Cameron Sutton WILL PLAY vs Cowboys

The Detroit Lions have announced their Week 17 inactives ahead of their game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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The Detroit Lions have declared their inactives ahead of the Week 17 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, and the big news for Detroit is that they will have starting cornerback Cameron Sutton active for this game.

Sutton suffered a tow injury late this week and was considered “a true game-time decision” but it appears he is healthy enough to give it a go, and will be a much-needed pice of the Lions roster.

The Lions made several roster moves this week and entered Saturday with just 52 players on their active roster, but since then, they signed tight end Anthony Firkser and elevated EDGE Bruce Irvin and DL Tyson Alualu, bringing 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.

Lions inactives:

  • QB Hendon Hooker — designated as the team’s emergency quarterback
  • WR Antoine Green
  • TE Brock Wright (hip) — Ruled OUT on Thursday
  • DT Brodric Martin
  • DT Levi Onwuzurike
  • EDGE Julian Okwara
  • CB Steven Gilmore

Hooker will once again be the Lions emergency quarterback, meaning he will be inactive for today’s game unless both of Detroit’s other options at quarterback are lost due to injury. In that case, Hooker would be allowed to become active and could enter the game.

Wright has now missed two games in a row, and in each circumstance, James Mitchell will be elevated into the TE role and Firkser will fill in as TE3.

The elevations of Irvin and Alualu overloads the Lions defensive line positions, and is the direct cause of Okwara and Onwuzurike being inactive in this game.

Once again, a healthy roster squeezes a few rookies off the game day roster, leading to Green, Martin and Gilmore being healthy scratches.

Cowboys inactives:

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