Lions’ Ziggy Ansah, T.J. Lang out vs. Browns; LT Taylor Decker, Kenny Golladay return

Golladay has missed five games

DETROIT — Defensive end Ziggy Ansah will miss his first game of the season today at Ford Field against the Cleveland Browns.

Ansah did not practice all week due to a back injury. In previous weeks he had been limited in practice with a bad knee.

Left tackle Taylor Decker, who was activated on Saturday, will play his first game of the season today. Decker injured his shoulder and underwent surgery in June. He finally started practicing two weeks ago.

The offensive line will still be missing a starter. Right guard T.J. Lang, who suffered a concussion on Monday night, was declared out on Friday.

Wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who has missed five games with a hamstring, is active today.

Linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin (ankle) was also out as of Friday.

Other Lions inactives:  Safety Don Carey (knee), running backs Zach Zenner and Tion Green.

Browns inactives: QB Kevin Hogan, DB Darius Hillary, OL Marcus Martin, OL Larry Ogunjobi, WR Kasen Williams, TE Matt Lengel and DL T.Y. McGill.



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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