Kevin Smith, Jason Hanson active vs. Bears

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on November 13, 2011 – 3:46 pm

Running back Kevin Smith, signed following Detroit’s bye week, is active today at Chicago.

Though Smith has only had one week of practice with the Lions, his familiarity with Detroit’s offensive system could make him a go-to player.

Also active is kicker Jason Hanson, who was limited this week with a cut on his left knee. Punter Ryan Donahue is not active. Punting for the Lions will be recent signing Robert Malone.

Running back Maurice Morris will get the start in place of Jahvid Best.

Full list of Detroit Lions inactives:

  • QB Drew Stanton
  • P Ryan Donahue
  • CB Alphonso Smith
  • CB Don Carey
  • RB Jahvid Best
  • G Leonard Davis
  • DT Andre Fluellen

Full list of Chicago Bears inactives:

  • QB Nathan Enderle
  • RB Kahlil Bell
  • T Gabe Carimi
  • DT Matt Toeaina
  • TE Andre Smith
  • DE Nick Reed
  • DE Corey Wootton

Defensive tackle Anthony Adams will start in place of Toeaina at nose tackle; C Chris Spencer will start at right guard in place of Lance Louis; Louis will start at right tackle in place of Carimi.

Full starters and inactives.


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8 Responses to “Kevin Smith, Jason Hanson active vs. Bears”

  1. By Deni411 on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    I just finally made some sense of what happened in Chicago. Even though Stafford is in a world of his own, and everything else that was at best, lack luster. When I looked at the over all stats for the game, I found a different view. Yes the bears took advantage of a game handed to them, however its clear the Lions where the better team, “choke” yes thats right thats what the numbers say. SO, chicago fans enjoy your pittiful victory.

  2. By Stoph615 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    The bears proved themselves to be the better team today. The lions would have lost the first game had it not been for the emotional atmosphere that night. and it is more of a pitiful loss for the lions. They started out great and have sank back into what we are used to seeing from them…mediocrity

  3. By michaell on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Pittifull victoy , The Bears outplayed the Lions in every phase, offence, defense & special teams. I don’t know what stats you are looking at but like i said the Lions were out played. as far as the wind, Cutler did’nt throw any ints & our receivers did’nt fumbel any balls.So lets call this correctly Lions played really bad & the bears played very good

  4. By paul b. iron mtn. on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    i was very dosappointed in the way the OF played this game. they gave this game away. you can not give four turn overs and win not even to the bears . they are a good team too. but that was sad very sad.. i can not beleave they the couches did not try to run the ball more from the get go. we missed almost all of the 1st q. because of the other game going to ot . but was bummed whem i saw a 7 -0 score . guess you guys need to go back and learn how to game plan better. i know you guys have not got that much time playing together as a OF but i know you well get it together . but time is ranning out you can not gave away anymore games. but i think you know that..

  5. By dundeepete on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    i find it funny that when the Lions win a game like they did in Dallas with the D coming up with big turnovers and pick 6s, everyone (including the national media) says that Romo was awful and Dallas handed them the game. When the bears win like that, it’s all about their great D. When the Lions play hard nose aggressive D it’s called dirty, when the bears play that way, it’s called hard nose aggressive D. I know, I lived in Chicago for 57 years and have watched most of their games since I was a kid.

  6. By wayne Ft. Myers. on Nov 16, 2011 | Reply

    The game with the Bears. We need a running back. Trade Stanton a great player. What a waste. He will never get a chance! wayne ft. myers

  7. By Carmela Bautista on Jan 2, 2012 | Reply

    I just want to say that I’m a huge fan of Jason Hanson.

  8. By Detroit Lions Junkie on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    We just need better health this year, that’s it!

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