The Lions will likely be without reserve defensive end Lawrence Jackson (thigh) for a second-consecutive game when they take on the Packers at Ford Field Thursday.
Jackson did not participate in the team’s walk-through Wednesday and his game status for Thursday is doubtful on the team’s injury report released at 4 p.m.
Running back Jahvid Best (concussion) will miss his fifth-consecutive game since suffering his second concussion of the season against the 49ers in Week 6.
Punter Ryan Donahue (quad) has also been ruled out for Thanksgiving.
The Lions are hopeful reserve defensive end Willie Young will be able to play after missing Sunday’s game against the Panthers. Young did not participate in Monday’s walk-through but was back at practice in a limited capacity on both Tuesday and during Wednesday’s walk-through.
Young’s official game status is listed as questionable.
If neither Jackson or Young play, expect defensive tackle Andre Fluellen to play 25-30 snaps at defensive end, much like he did against the Panthers.
Also questionable is defensive tackle Corey Williams. Williams suffered a right calf injury against the Panthers and left the game in the fourth quarter. Williams told me Tuesday that he plans on playing.
Receiver Calvin Johnson was limited at Wednesday’s walk-through but is listed as probable for the game.
Also probable are: WR Rashied Davis (hamstring), S Chris Harris (ankle), LB DeAndre Levy (elbow), RB Maurice Morris (ankle), S Amari Spievey (toe), QB Matthew Stafford (right finger) and WR Maurice Stovall (shoulder).
For the Packers, left tackle Chad Clifton will miss his sixth-straight game with a hamstring injury. Second-year tackle Marshall Newhouse will get the start at left in place of Clifton.
Packers running back James Starts was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice and is listed as questionable for the game.
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