Mikel Leshoure became the first Lions running back since Billy Sims in 1980 to rush for at least 100 yards in his NFL debut, last week in Tennessee.
Leshoure has been limited in practice all week with a groin injury since that performance, but Lions fans will get their first look at Leshoure in Ford Field as he will start today for the Lions as they host the Vikings.
Leshoure rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown last week against the Titans.
Tight end Tony Scheffler, who missed last week’s game with a calf injury, will also play today.
Among the inactives Sunday for the Lions are: Safety Louis Delmas, defensive tackle Corey Williams, linebacker Travis Lewis, offensive tackles Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard, safety Amari Spievey and quarterback Kellen Moore.
Fourth-year defensive tackle Sammie Hill will start for the injured Williams, who had knee surgery on Tuesday. Hill has two tackles through three games.
Safety Ricardo Silva was signed from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday evening and will play for Spievey, who’s been dealing with a groin injury. Silva will start in place of John Wendling.
The Lions released defensive back Jerome Murphy to make room for Silva on the roster.
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