Safety Louis Delmas will miss his second consecutive game because of a knee injury.
Delmas missed the team’s first four games of the season after undergoing knee surgery in August. He made his first start of the season Week 6 at Philadelphia and had an interception in the Lions’ victory. He played the next week in Chicago, then injured the same left knee he had surgery on the following week vs. Seattle on Oct. 28. He hasn’t practiced since and the Lions have ruled him out for Sunday’s game at Minnesota.
The team has also ruled out safety Amari Spievey, who has yet to be cleared for contact after suffering a concussion at Chicago. It’s the second concussion for Spievey in less than a year.
Receiver Calvin Johnson, who practiced Friday for the first time this week, albeit in limited fashion, is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Johnson had 129 receiving yards last week at Jacksonville after missing practice all last week and being questionable for that contest.
The Lions have also listed defensive end Cliff Avril (back), offensive tackle Corey Hilliard (knee), defensive tackle Corey Williams (knee) and receiver Titus Young (knee) as questionable. Williams and Hilliard didn’t practice Friday. Avril and Young were limited.
Linebacker DeAndre Levy (hamstring) is listed as probable. Levy has missed the last two game due to injury.
Safety Erik Coleman (toe), cornerback Chris Houston (illness), running back Mikel Leshoure (ankle) and linebacker Stephen Tulloch (knee) are also probable.
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