DETROIT — It’s a beat-up Lions squad that takes the field today to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field.
Running back Bo Scarbrough (ribs) is out along with linebacker Christian Jones (shoulder). Jones was working with trainers on the sidelines nearly three hours before kickoff, but obviously wasn’t ready to play.
Five Lions were ruled out on Friday: Quarterback Matthew Stafford (hip/back), linebacker Jarrad Davis (ankle/knee), left guard Joe Dahl (back/knee), defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson (shoulder) and right tackle Rick Wagner (knee).
Dahl and Davis were placed on injured reserve on Saturday. Running back Wes Hills and offensive tackle Dan Skipper were signed to the active roster from the practice squad.
The other inactives are cornerback Michael Jackson and guard Beau Benzschawel.
Ten of the Lions’ starters for Week One won’t be on the field today. Nine due to injury and also Quandre Diggs who was traded.
The Lions (3-9-1) have lost six straight and are 2-4 at home this season, while the Bucs (6-7) have won their last three.
David Blough will get his third straight start at quarterback for Detroit.