Detroit Lions — Mathis inactive, Lawson to start vs. Jets; Broyles active
Mathis has been practicing. It’s unknown if he’s injured. He could be sitting out just because he’s a veteran and the Lions want to give the younger corners a chance.
Nevin Lawson, entering his second season, will start in his place.
Other inactives for the Lions include Joique Bell, LaAdrian Waddle, Jason Jones and Haloti Ngata. The four of them are coming off injuries and have not participated in training camp.
According to the game notes, no surprises among the starters. Manny Ramirez will start at left guard, Cornelius Lucas at right tackle.
Inactives for the Jets: Geno Smith, T.J. Graham, Chris Owusu, Dee Milliner, Curtis Brown, Steve Maneri, Devin Smith and Muhammad Wilkerson. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start at quarterback.