DETROIT — Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) will not play against the Patriots tonight. The Lions defensive end had been listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report. It’s the second straight game Ansah has missed.
(Kickoff is 8:20 p.m. on NBC.)
Also missing from the defensive line will be defensive tackle Kerry Hyder who has not been on the injury report.
Cornerback Darius Slay, who suffered a concussion last Sunday, will be back on the field against the New England Patriots tonight. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.
Slay practiced on Friday after sitting out earlier in the week.His presence could be huge for the LIons’ chances against Tom Brady and the Patriots who are coming off a loss at Jacksonville.
Tight end Michael Roberts (knee), who was limited in practice on Friday, is out tonight. Roberts caught his first NFL touchdown last Sunday.
Other inactives for the Lions: Running back Ameer Abdullah, wide receiver Brandon Powell and guard Joe Dahl. Abdullah has been inactive for all three games this season.
Right guard T.J. Lang will play after sitting out last week with a back injury.
Linebacker Eli Harold (hip) and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. (ankle), were listed as questionable on the Lions’ injury report on Friday, but are active tonight.
Left tackle Taylor Decker didn’t practice Friday but it wasn’t injury related. He will start tonight.
The Patriots’ defense, which has allowed 25.5 points per game, will be missing defensive lineman Trey Flowers, along with safety Patrick Chung and cornerback Eric Rowe. All three started last week and have been ruled out for this game due to injury.
Wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was traded to New England this week, is inactive.