DETROIT — The Lions defense will be bolstered with cornerback Darius Slay (hamstring) and safety Quandre Diggs (hamstring) active against the Minnesota Vikings today.
Diggs, who missed the loss at Green Bay, and Slay were both limited in practice this week and listed as questionable for today’s game. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will challenge the Lions’ secondary so having Diggs and Slay should help
Right tackle Rick Wagner (knee) is active after he was limited in practice on Wednesday but had full workouts on Thursday and Friday.
Fullback Nick Bawden (back), who was limited in practice on Friday, is also active.
Defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand has missed every game this season with an elbow injury.
Defensive tackle Mike Daniels (foot) and cornerback Amani Oruwariye (knee) were declared inactive on Friday’s injury report. It’s the third straight game that Daniels has missed and second for Oruwariye.
Other Lions inactives: QB David Blough, guard Beau Benzschawel, offensive lineman Oday Aboushi and running back Tra Carson who was awarded to the Lions this week via waivers.
The Lions have lost three straight to the Vikings. Detroit’s last win against Minnesota was at Ford Field on Oct. 1, 2017.