The Detroit Lions’ offensive line takes a big hit today with right guard T.J. Lang (back) inactive against the Saints. Lang had no practice on Wednesday or Friday and was limited on Thursday. It’s not unusual for him to get a day off for rest so it’s a surprise that he will not play.
Look for Tim Lelito to start at right guard. Lelito was signed as a free agent on Sept. 26. He has yet to play a snap for Detroit, but he started 24 games for the Saints from 2013 to 2016. He played in all 16 games for New Orleans in 2016 with seven starts.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford, who injured his ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Panthers, will start as expected. He had full practices all week.
Defensive end Cornelius Washington was not on the injury report this week but is also inactive for today.
Wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) will miss his third straight game.
Also, running back Dwayne Washington (quad) will be out for the fourth week.
Linebacker Paul Worrilow (knee) will miss his second straight game. He was ruled out on Friday.
Other Lions inactives: Running back Tion Green and defensive lineman Datone Jones.