The Lions are likely to be without three defensive starters Sunday when they host Green Bay in a key NFC North matchup.
The team has already ruled out safety Amari Spievey (concussion) and defensive tackle Corey Williams (knee), and has listed safety Louis Delmas as doubtful with knee injury.
All three players did not practice all week.
Delmas will miss his third straight game and Spievey his fourth. Delmas also missed the team’s first four games this season.
Williams hasn’t played since aggravating a previous knee injury at Jacksonville a couple weeks ago.
Cornerback Chris Houston (ankle) is listed as questionable along with receiver Calvin Johnson (knee), though it’s expected that both with play and start.
Houston injured his left ankle in the fourth quarter at Minnesota last week and did not return. He’s been limited in practice the last two days after sitting out practice Wednesday.
Calvin Johnson was on the same regimen as Houston, sitting out Wednesday and practicing in limited fashion Thursday and Friday.
Defensive end Cliff Avril (back), safety Erik Coleman (eye), kicker Jason Hanson (foot), linebacker Ashlee Palmer (chest) and receiver Titus Young (knee) are listed as probable.
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