Detroit Lions activate DT Danny Shelton from injured reserve, sign S Bobby Price

Detroit Free Press

Dave Birkett
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The Detroit Lions are getting one of their top run defenders back in the lineup, just in time for Sunday’s season finale.

The Lions (5-10) activated defensive tackle Danny Shelton from injured reserve Saturday, and signed practice squad safety Bobby Price to the 53-man roster.

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Shelton has not played since a Thanksgiving loss to the Houston Texans, which was the last time the Lions held a team below 100 yards rushing in a game. In the last four weeks, the Lions have allowed an average of 141.5 yards rushing.

The Vikings (6-9) have one of the NFL’s best rushing attacks, but will be without Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook.

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Price played in games against the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers last month, primarily on special teams. The Lions waived safety/special teams ace Jayron Kearse earlier this week, in part to take a look at some of the younger defensive backs on their roster.

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The Lions also elevated offensive lineman Evan Brown and defensive lineman Albert Huggins to the gameday roster from practice squad, waived defensive lineman Frank Herron and restored linebacker Anthony Pittman to practice squad from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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