DETROIT — Golden Tate is a go for the Detroit Lions tonight as they face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night football at Ford Field.
Tate banged up his shoulder two weeks ago in the loss at New Orleans. He had limited practice on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and was listed as questionable for tonight’s game on Friday’s injury report.
Wide receiver Jace Billingsley will be active for the first time in his career.
Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (knee) is active after being listed as questionable. Ansah was limited in practice all week
Linebacker Paul Worrilow (knee) is out for his third straight game. He was listed as questionable and had full practices on Thursday and Friday.
Other Detroit inactives who are not injured: Running back Zach Zenner, running back Tion Green and cornerback Teez Tabor
Wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring), tackle Greg Robinson (ankle) and tackle Emmett Cleary (ankle) were ruled out on Friday.
Lions punter Sam Martin makes his first start this season after missing all of training camp and the season with a non-football related ankle injury.
Steelers inactives: QB Joshua Dobbs, DE Stephon Tuitt, T Marcus Gilbert, TE Vance McDonald, WR Martavis Bryant, T Jerald Hawkins and CB Brian Allen.
Pittsburgh has won eight of the last nine matchups and four straight.
The Lions are 3-0 coming off the bye week with Jim Caldwell as coach and have won the last five coming off the bye.