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Detroit Lions: Burleson, Ansah, Bentley return to action

ALLEN PARK —  No surprises among the inactives for the Lions today against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The offense should get a boost with wide receiver Nate Burleson active today for the first time since he broke his forearm on Sept. 24 in a freakish pizza-related accident.

Starters defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (ankle) and nickel Bill Bentley (knee) return after missing the last two games.

Bentley (knee), Glover Quin (ankle) and Israel Idonije (knee) were all listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.

Lions’ inactives:  Wide receiver/returner Michael Spurlock, cornerback Jonte Green, guard Leroy Harris, right tackle Corey Hilliard, running back MIkel Leshoure, defensive end Austen Lane and quarterback Kellen Moore.

Inactives for the Bucs: linebacker Mason Foster, guard Carl Nicks, running back Lonnie Pryor, guard Patrick Omameh, defensive tackle Gary Gibson and defensive end Stephen Means. Safety Dashon Goldson is suspended for this game.

The Lions will regroup on Monday to prepare to play for the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving.

(Follow @PaulaPasche on Twitter. Order her book,  “100 Things Lions Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die’’ here. It’s also available at bookstores.)


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