The Lions run game which has under-performed most of the season will be without Ameer Abdullah today at the Ravens. Abdullah, who has a neck injury, practiced on a limited basis on Friday after sitting out on Wednesday and Thursday. His absence is not a surprise. He was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.
Also, looks like a shakeup in the run game personnel. Dwayne Washington was not on the injury list, he practiced all week and yet is inactive.
Rookie Tion Green is active for the first game this season.
Look for Theo Riddick to get more carries with Zach Zenner and Green helping out too.
Guard T.J. Lang (foot) will play. He had limited practice on Friday after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday. He had been listed as questionable.
Center Travis Swanson and cornerback/returner Jamal Agnew were declared out on Friday’s injury report. Both have knee injuries and did not practice all week. Graham Glasgow is expected to take over at center while Corey Robinson could fill his role at left guard.
Defensive end Dwight Freeney will play in his first game for the Lions after he was acquired before the Thanksgiving game. He’s not expected to start, but should contribute. He’s in football shape because he played four games for the Seahawks including on Monday night, Nov. 20.
Other Lions’ inactives: Wide receiver Bradley Marquez, guard G Emmett Cleary and safety Rolan Milligan.