All Detroit Lions starters active against Panthers; inactives listed for both teams

Rookie Jarrad Davis returns after two-game absence

DETROIT — Lions middle linebacker Jarrad Davis returns today to face the Carolina Panthers at Ford Field.  The rookie missed two games with a concussion and knee injury. He had been listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.

No other surprises among the inactives. All Lions starters are a go.

Ziggy Ansah, Travis Swanson, Rick Wagner, Tahir Whitehead and Don Carey were listed as questionable on Friday but all are active.

Wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring), running back Dwayne Washington (quad) and linebacker Paul Worrilow (knee) were ruled out on Friday. It’s the second straight game that Golladay has been out. It’s the third for Washington and the first for Worrilow.

Other inactives: Cornerback Teez Tabor, running back Tion Green, linebacker Thurston Armbrister and guard Tim Lelito.

Panthers inactives: DT Vernon Butler, C Ryan Kalil, QB Brad Kaaya, OT John Theus, CB LaDarius Gunter, S Demetrius Cox and S Kurt Coleman.


Author: Paula Pasche

Paula Pasche, a veteran sports writer, covers the Detroit Lions for her Lions Lowdown blog. She has written two books, "Game of My Life Detroit Lions" and "100 Things Lions Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" which are available at bookstores and on She won first place for column writing from the Society of Professional Journalists in Detroit (Class B) in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and was The Oakland Press 2010 Staffer of the Year.

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