Morris will start for Lions; Julio Jones inactive for Falcons

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on October 23, 2011 – 11:41 am

As expected, RB Maurice Morris will get the start for the Lions with RB Jahvid Best inactive due to a concussion suffered last week.

For the Falcons, WR Julio Jones will not play.

Full Detroit Lions inactives:

  • QB Drew Stanton
  • S Vincent Fuller
  • TE Joe Jon Finley
  • RB Jahvid Best
  • T Jason Fox
  • DE Willie Young
  • WR Rashied Davis

Full Atlanta Falcons inactives:

  • WR Julio Jones
  • CB Chris Owens
  • CB Darrin Walls
  • C Brett Romberg
  • T Sam Baker
  • DT Carlton Powell
  • DE Cliff Matthews

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3 Responses to “Morris will start for Lions; Julio Jones inactive for Falcons”

  1. By Lion Mike on Oct 23, 2011 | Reply

    Please fire Scott Linehan and replace Backus. I can’t believe how conservative we are in play calling with one of the more explosive offenses in the league. Why do we have to wait until the 2nd half to open the playbook and start putting the ball in the hands of our playmakers? Why is it accepted that every time we get in the redzone we are sure to have at least one false start and/or give up one sack? Our run game is pretty poor and we continue to look at RB’s as the problem. Connect the dots…it’s our o-line. It’s our offensive coordinator. MAKE THE CHANGE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!

  2. By TJ Blair on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    I’d like to share my thoughts regarding injuries. I have posted this to my blog but thought it worth sharing with the team. ****

    I get it. It’s business, it’s not personal. But the truth is when a man’s health – and life – are in the balance it is very personal.

    When it was announced that Jerome Harrison failed the physical and the trade to the Eagles was not going to happen, it may have just been a what ever moment. But, in this case it’s much more. Harrison has a brain tumor.

    No one is talking about the severity of the tumor. Which is fine. But, it is a tumor. We all know that when we hear tumor, especially brain tumor our mind goes straight to cancer and the possible horrible result. This is a young man. This is a person this is not a footbal player.

    I know that people will read this and think that because I’m a woman I’m sensative. Well add to that I’m a mother, a grandmother, a sister, aunt, accountant, pet owner – I’m many things. but at the heart of it all I’m a person.

    As a person what I am finding so disappointing and hurtful is that the sports writers and analysts are focused on the “deal” that didn’t get completed. I would just find it more human if they weren’t taking such a cyborg approach and talked a bit about the human involved. It seems like the writers look at this as collateral damage. To me collateral damage happens when a building is knocked down and windows break on the building next to it. Not human life.

    The first thing I thought when I heard the news was this kid has a mother who is probably crying and worried to death for her child. But then the Espn announcer talked about the deal being voided. Voided. The deal. How about something like “at this time Harrison is being attended to by medical personnel and we pray he is going to be well.” But No. Voided.

    I was pleased to see well wishes and prayers from posters to the Fox Sports site. I hope that Jerome Harrison and his family knows that there are those of us that don’t care for which team he plays. It’s not about his position or the money he makes. I don’t even care how fast he is or any of his stats or how many games the Lions win. The only stat that anyone should care about is Harrison 1 Tumor 0.

  3. By robodoc33 on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Have you noticed how many helmits anve come off this season? I think that someone should seriously check into this. It could be a part of the problem with head injuries. I realize that the size of the pro players has gone up, but is the internal helmit padding not right for the tremendous jarring during hits???

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