Lions inactives for Week 12 vs. Packers: Healthy scratches provide roster clues

USA Today

The Thanksgiving game in Ford Field features a Lions team that enters the Week 12 contest with just one player ruled out for an injury. In fact, left guard Jonah Jackson (wrist) was the only Detroit player with any injury designation at all.

That means the weekly inactive list is full of healthy scratches. And healthy scratches mean we get a glimpse of the pecking order of the bottom of the Lions roster.

We got an early idea when the Lions elevated DT Quinton Bohanna and OL Michael Schofield from the practice squad. After adding them into the mix, the Lions made the following players inactive:

LG Jonah Jackson (injured)
OLB Julian Okwara
DT Isaiah Buggs
DT Brodric Martin
WR Antoine Green
CB Steven Gilmore
LB Trevor Nowaske

The notable players here are the veterans, Buggs and Okwara. Being inactive while healthy is an indication that they are at the bottom of the depth chart at their positions. With both of them pending free agents, it could very well be seen as a sign that neither is long for Detroit.

Articles You May Like

Discussion: Which Detroit Lions player are people sleeping on this year?
Lions All-Pro WR details gruesome injuries in new Netflix series
Lions CB Terrion Arnold on track for starting role
Netflix’s Receiver has some Lions fans wondering if the Lions could trade for superstar receiver, here’s what the cost could be
Roster preview: Frank Ragnow is the best center in the NFL

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *