Avril back in; no other surprises on inactive list
DETROIT -- Cliff Avril who had been questionable for today’s game will play against the Patriots today. Avril missed the last two games with a quadriceps injury.
The Lions will be playing with just three defensive ends with Lawrence Jackson (concussion) out and rookie Willie Young inactive.
Tight end Tony Scheffler (rib) was doubtful and will not see action today.
Zac Robinson is designated as the third quarterback.
Other inactives are QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder), K Jason Hanson (knee), T Jason Fox and G Daniel Thomas.
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