Lions Marvin Jones, Kerryon Johnson out; Bears will start Chase Daniel at QB

Different looks for teams that met 11 days ago

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears are different teams today than when they met 11 days ago.

Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who lit up the Lions’ defense with 355 passing yards and three touchdowns, is inactive today due to a shoulder injury. Chase Daniel, whose last start was in 2014, gets the nod for the Bears.

The Lions will be without wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr., for the second straight week with a bad knee. Kenny Golladay became Matthew Stafford’s main target  In the win over the Panthers on Sunday. Look for more of the same.

Also, rookie running back Kerryon Johnson, who has sparked the run game, is out with a knee injury. Look for Zach Zenner to get more work along with LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick.

Another difference from that first match-up, which the Bears won 34-22, is that cornerback Darius Slay is back in the lineup. He missed that game in Chicago and his absence was noticeable.

Special teams has changed up too with veteran Don Carey, who was re-signed on Tuesday, active today.

DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) , WR Bruce Ellington (back), DT Damon Harrison Sr. (shoulder), TE Michael Roberts (shoulder), DT A’Shawn Robinson (ankle) and Slay (knee) were listed as questionable on Wednesday’s injury report, but all are active.

Linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck) was questionable and is inactive.

Other inactives: Cornerback Teez Tabor, wide receiver Brandon Powell, defensive end Kerry Hyder and offensive lineman Andrew Donnal.


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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