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Lions' Fluellen out, no other surprises among inactives

DETROIT — No surprises among the Lions’ inactives for Sunday’s game vs. the San Francisco 49ers.

DT Andre Fluellen, who played in the first 5 games, is out as a coach’s decision. That leaves 8 active defensive linemen including rookie DT Nick Fairley who made his debut on Monday night.

Safety Amari Spievey (hamstring), CB Aaron Berry (groin) and WR Rashied Davis (foot) are active after being listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.

LB Justin Durant and TE Tony Scheffler, who both have concussions, were ruled out on Friday along with safety Vincent Fuller (elbow).

Will Heller will start in place of Scheffler, while Bobby Carpenter will get third straight start at linebacker for Durant.

Out for the 49ers are: Scott Tolzien, Braylon Edwards, Tramaine Brock, Moran Norris, Daniel Kilgore, Mike Person and Parys Haralson.

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