Johnson starting, Young active against Patriots

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on August 27, 2011 – 6:37 pm

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson is in the starting lineup for tonight’s 8 p.m. match-up against the New England Patriots at Ford Field. Rookie wide receiver Titus Young is active for the first time this preseason.

Other starting line-up changes include defensive end Lawrence Jackson starting in place of Kyle Vanden Bosch and running back Aaron Brown starting in place of Jahvid Best.

Inactive players include (in numerical order):

  • RB Maurice Morris
  • CB Alphonso Smith
  • RB Mike Bell (illness)
  • RB Jahvid Best
  • T Jason Fox
  • DE Kyle Vanden Bosch
  • DT Nick Fairley

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4 Responses to “Johnson starting, Young active against Patriots”

  1. By deonwalker1 on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Wait, why isn’t Fairley active? We should be playing all of our rookies in the preseason.

  2. By unk on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    where can someone find the excessive celebration rule.
    some players get flaged for trying to dance in the end zone others can jump into the stands?

  3. By Weaver on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sign Ahman Green – he is the perfect back out of the backfield, hasn’t had a whole lot of contact over the past 2 years. But might be a great relief kind of guy for Best. Yes it would require bringing him out of retirement but I’m not convinced that he couldn’t contribute and he always keeps himself in top shape!!!!

  4. By michelle on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    deonwalker1….Fairley is out with an injury genius.

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