Detroit Lions: T.J. Lang back in action today vs. Dolphins; Ansah, Riddick out

Lions right guard T.J. Lang returns to action today against the Dolphins at Miami.

Lang suffered a concussion in the Sept. 30 game and missed the Oct. 7 win over the Packers. The offensive line is better with him than without him. He had been listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report but he said he felt good all week.

Tight end Michael Roberts (knee), who has missed three games, will play today.

The Lions had ruled out defensive end Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) on Saturday. Ansah participated all week in practice on a limited basis. He has 19 snaps so far this season, all in the opening game.

Running back Theo Riddick (knee) was ruled out on Friday after he did not practice all week. Look for Kerryon Johnson, who can catch out of the backfield, to get more snaps with the Riddick absence.

Running back Ameer Abdullah is active for the second straight game. Against the Packers he was limited to work as a returner.

Other Lions inactives: Defensive end Kerry Hyder, cornerback Lenzy Pipkins, wide receiver Brandon Powell, guard/center Joe Dahl and offensive lineman Andrew Donnal.

The Dolphins are 3-0 at home while the Lions are 0-2 on the road. Temperatures in the high 80s already in Miami. The Lions’ mindset is that they’re playing the Dolphins not the weather.

(Photo courtesy of Detroit Lions)


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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