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Detroit Lions updated depth chart: Week 18 vs. Minnesota Vikings

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

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The Detroit Lions (11-5) will take on the Minnesota Vikings (7-9) in Week 18 and their roster is getting a tune-up ahead of the postseason. Not only have they been shuffling around their 53-man roster in order to make room for players returning from injured reserve, but the practice squad has seen a handful of moves for depth purposes.

There was a lot to take in this week, and in this updated look at the Lions’ depth chart, we have all Lions' latest roster moves in one place, have separated 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.

Additionally, with the announcement of this year's Pro Bowl teams, we have added a (PB) after the name of each Pro Bowler, as well as (PB-A#) after this year's Pro Bowl alternates, with the number following PB-A to indicate which level of alternate they are.

Quarterback (2 + 1)

  • Jared Goff (16) (PB-A2)
  • Teddy Bridgewater (10)
  • Hendon Hooker* (12) — INACTIVE, Emergency quarterback

Running back/Fullback (4)

Wide receiver (5 + 1 injured)

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown (14) (PB-A1)
  • Josh Reynolds (8)
  • Kalif Raymond (11) (PB-A4, Returner)
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones (19)
  • Antoine Green* (80)
  • Jameson Williams (9) — ankle, Ruled OUT

Tight end (2 + 1)

Offensive line (8 + 2)

Projected starters

OL Reserves

Interior defensive line (4 + 1)

EDGE Rushers (4 + 3)

  • EDGE — Aidan Hutchinson (97) (PB)
  • DE/IDL — Josh Paschal (93)
  • EDGE — Romeo Okwara (95)
  • DE/SAM — Julian Okwara (99)
  • DE/IDL — John Cominsky (79) — INACTIVE
  • DE/SAM — Charles Harris (53) — INACTIVE
  • SAM — James Houston (41) — fibula, IR, evaluation clock startedruled out

Off-the-ball linebacker (6)

  • WILL — Alex Anzalone (34) (PB-A5)
  • MIKE/WILL — Derrick Barnes (55)
  • MIKE — Jack Campbell* (46)
  • WILL — Jalen Reeves-Maybin (42) (PB, Special Teams)
  • WILL/FB — Malcolm Rodriguez (44)
  • MIKE/SAM — Anthony Pittman (57)

Cornerback (4 + 1)

Star/Nickelback (2)

  • NB/S Brian Branch* (32)
  • CB/NB Will Harris (25)

Safety (4)

Kicking team (3)

  • P — Jack Fox (3)
  • K — Michael Badgley (17)
  • LS — Jake McQuaide (43)

Kick/Punt returners

  • Punt return — Kalif Raymond (11) (PB-A4); reserve — Donovan Peoples-Jones (19)
  • Kick return — Khalil Dorsey (30); reserve — Craig Reynolds (13)

Kick coverage specialists

  • Kickoffs — Jack Fox (3)
  • Holder — Jack Fox (3)
  • Gunner — Jerry Jacobs (23) and Khalil Dorsey (30) or Kindle Vildor (29)
  • Personal protector (PP) — Jalen Reeves-Maybin (42) (PB)

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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