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Inactives for Cardinals game

Lions fans finally get a bit of good news on the injury front headed into kickoff of today's game against the defending NFC champion Arizona Cardinals.

Wide receivers Calvin Johnson (knee) and Dennis Northcutt (groin), and rookie free safety Louis Delmas (ankle) will all suit up against the Cardinals, after missing all or part of the week of practice. There will be no pregame surprise at quarterback, though, as rookie Matthew Stafford is listed as the third (emergency) quarterback, leaving Daunte Culpepper in the starting role, as announced earlier in the week.

In other inactive list news, recently-signed kick returner Brian Witherspoon was not activated for his first game as a Lion, leaving the return chores in the hands of the much-maligned Northcutt, Aaron Brown and Derrick Williams. Long snapper Don Muhlbach will miss the game with a concussion, leaving newly-acquired Nathan Hodel to snap on kicks and punts.

Other inactives for the Lions are C Melvin Fowler, G Roy Schuening, DE Turk McBride, OT Corey Hilliard and DT Andre Fluellen.

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