Frank Ragnow active for Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars; Quintez Cephus out

Detroit Free Press

Dave Birkett
 
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — After missing parts of three practices this week, Frank Ragnow will play Sunday for the Detroit Lions against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Ragnow suffered a groin injury in practice Wednesday, did not practice Thursday and was not taking part in drills during the open portion of practice Friday.

Ragnow has been one of the Lions’ most durable linemen during his time in Detroit, missing on game last season with a brain injury and one snap as a rookie because of an equipment malfunction.

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Joe Dahl, who was activated Saturday from injured reserve, took some first-teams reps at center in Ragnow’s place this week.

With Dahl back and Halapoulivaati Vaitai healthy, the Lions could start their fourth different combination on the offensive line today, though the team did not make any pregame announcements about its starting five.

Dahl missed the last three games with a groin injury, while Vaitai, one of the Lions’ biggest free agent additions of the offseason, sat out the first two weeks with a foot injury.

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Starting cornerback Desmond Trufant is out with a hamstring injury for the Lions, and rookie wide receiver Quintez Cephus, quarterback David Blough, linebacker Elijah Lee and offensive linemen Logan Stenberg and Kenny Wiggins are inactive.

Wide receiver D.J. Chark is active today for Jacksonville, though the Jaguars (1-4) will be without top pass rusher Josh Allen and nose tackle Abry Jones.

Contact Dave Birkett at dbirkett@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett. 

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