DETROIT — Tight end Brandon Pettigrew returns from a one-game absence for today’s game against the Miami Dolphins at Ford Field.
Lions tight ends Joe Fauria and Eric Ebron will not play.
Pettigrew missed the previous game with a foot injury.
It’s the sixth straight game that Fauria has missed with an ankle sprain due to a freak puppy-related incident.
Ebron (hamstring) is inactive for the third straight game.
Kellen Davis will be active for his second game with the Lions.
With the return of Calvin Johnson, wide receiver Ryan Broyles is inactive against the Dolphins.
Broyles, a fan favorite of sorts, has two receptions for 25 yards in five games this season. He was also inactive the first three weeks.
Nick Fairley was listed out on Friday’s injury report. He injured his right knee in the win over the Falcons at London. Coach Jim Caldwell said this week he’s still in an evaluation process.
C.J. Mosley will start for Fairley.
Fairley tweeted this on Sunday morning: "Thank you everyone for the well wishes minor set back for a major comeback...until then #DefendTheDen I know my guys will hold it down!"
Other Lions’ inactives: Tackle Garrett Reynolds, defensive end Larry Webster and quarterback Kellen Moore,
It’s the first game for second-round pick Kyle Van Noy who will get snaps on defense and on special teams. He’s coming off sports hernia surgery.
Dolphins inactives: Daryn Colledge, Jason Fox (former Lion), Anthony Johnson, Billy Turner, Terrence Fede, Dion Sims and Kelvin Sheppard.