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One thing you can count on with the Detroit Lions is that they are never, ever boring. Follow the latest news including injuries, roster moves and more here daily from Oakland Press beat writer Paula Pasche. Plus you'll find regular commentary about the team.


Peterson, Houston out; Calvin Johnson active

DETROIT -- Surprisingly, Lions linebacker Julian Peterson is inactive for today’s game against the Vikings. Peterson was not listed on Friday’s injury report. Ashlee Palmer will start in his place

Cornerback Chris Houston (shoulder) is out. He didn’t practice this week and was listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury report.

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who did not practice all week because of an ankle injury, is active for today’s game against the Vikings. Running back Jahvid Best (toe), DE Lawrence Jackson (groin) and QB Drew Stanton (left shoulder) were listed as probable and are active.

QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder0 and LB Landon Johnson (concussion) are on injured reserve.

Other inactives for the Lions are: RB Aaron Brown, S Randy Phillips, DE Barry Turner, T Tony Ugoh and G Donald Thomas.

In the first meeting this season the Viking beat the Lions 24-10.

(Follow me on Twitter @PaulaPasche throughout the game.)

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