As expected, cornerback Chris Houston will not play tonight for the Lions with that sprained ankle. Houston practiced in limited fashion this week but was listed as doubtful for tonight’s game with the 49ers on Friday’s injury report. He will miss his second game this season.
Jacob Lacey and Drayton Florence will start at the two cornerback spots for Houston and rookie Bill Bentley, who was already ruled out Friday with a concussion. Lacey at right corner and Florence at left.
Between them, Lacey and Florence have 124 career starts in the NFL.
Along with Houston and Bentley, safety Louis Delmas, linebacker Travis Lewis, offensive tackles Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard and quarterback Kellen Moore are inactive for tonight’s game.
Receiver Ryan Broyles is active and will play in his first NFL game after being inactive last week against the Rams. Broyles underwent ACL surgery nearly 10 months ago.
Defensive tackle Corey Williams, who missed practice all week with a knee injury, is in the lineup and will start.
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