Lions RB Ameer Abdullah returns; Ansah, Lang active against Bears today

Offensive line missing 2 starters

DETROIT — Running back Ameer Abdullah, who has missed the last two games, is active today for the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m.

Running backs Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner are inactive.

It’s unclear what role Abdullah will have.

Ziggy Ansah (ankle) who was limited in practice this week is a go. The defensive end has played in the last three games despite knee and back injuries. He was questionable on Thursday’s injury report.

The Lions offensive line will be missing two starters in right tackle Rick Wagner and center Travis Swanson as the Lions face the Chicago Bears at 4:30 p.m. today. They were declared out on Thursday after they didn’t practice at all this week.

Right guard T.J. Lang (foot) is active after he was limited in practice on Thursday after sitting out on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Expect Corey Robinson to start in place of Wagner at right tackle. Left guard Graham Glasgow is expected to shift to center for Swanson. Glasgow also started at center at the Ravens two weeks ago.

Joe Dahl is expected to get his first start of the season at left guard.

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Other Lions inactives: Tackle Emmett Cleary, wide receiver Bradley Marquez and defensive tackle Rodney Coe.


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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