Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions inactives revealed for Thanksgiving game


The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions inactive players were revealed ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving showdown in Detroit.

The Lions (8-2) look to keep pace with the first-place Philadelphia Eagles (9-1) in the NFC with a win over their rival. The Packers (4-6) look to extend their winning streak to two after beating the Los Angeles Chargers last week.

Below is a list of players who won’t suit up on Thursday for both sides:

Green Bay Packers inactives

13 WR Dontayvion Wicks
20 S Rudy Ford
23 CB Jaire Alexander
33 RB Aaron Jones
59 LB De’Vondre Campbell
72 T Caleb Jones
81 TE Josiah Deguara

Detroit Lions inactives 

96 DL Isaiah Buggs
24 CB Steven Gilmore
80 WR Antoine Green
73 G Jonah Jackson
98 DL Brodric Martin
59 LB Trevor Nowaske
99 LB Julian Okwara

Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX in Detroit (Mich.).

Aaron Jones ruled out for Week 12

Although Packers head coach Matt LaFleur shared on Monday that the team believes Jones’ injury to be short-term with no damage to his ACL, the MCL sprain means he’ll be week-to-week.

The Packers take on the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving with kick-off at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Due to the depth issue at running back, Green Bay signed running back Patrick Taylor to the 53-man roster off of the Patriots practice squad. He should be available to play on Thursday with rookie Emanuel Wilson also out due to a shoulder injury. In four games this season, Taylor has 11 carries for 31 yards. He’s also snagged five receptions for 28 yards.

Green Bay also signed former Jaguars running back James Robinson to the practice squad after releasing linebacker Christian Young in a corresponding move.

But the big news was the return of AJ Dillon, who should man the starting role Thursday.

Jones had four carries for 14 yards prior to his exit from the win over the Chargers. He also had one catch. This season, he’s up to 245 yards and two touchdowns on 66 carries. He’s also up to 169 receiving yards with one more score on 19 receptions.

“I felt those guys, man,” Dillon said. “I saw ’em before both of them went inside, and I just told ’em, ‘I’ve got you guys… love you. We’re going to find a way to get it done.’ So I’m happy I was able to keep that promise and we were able to get that win.”

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