Brandon Pettigrew, Morris Claiborne headline late game NFL inactive lists

Brian McIntyre
Shutdown Corner

With the Dallas Cowboys in contention for both the NFC East title and a Wild Card spot, wide receiver Dez Bryant has delayed surgery on his fractured left index finger and will play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Bryant is having a breakout season, catching 75 passes for 1,028 yards and nine touchdowns, with seven of those scores coming in the last five games. Bryant could be in for a big game as the Steelers will be without starting cornerback Ike Taylor and backup cornerback Cortez Allen.

Left guard Tyronne Green and right tackle Jeromey Clary, two-fifths of the San Diego Chargers' starting offensive line, are inactive against the Carolina Panthers. The Detroit Lions will be without tight end Brandon Pettigrew and defensive tackle Nick Fairley against the Arizona Cardinals, who deactivated nose tackle Dan Williams.

Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals

Detroit: QB Kellen Moore, TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT Corey Hilliard, OT Jason Fox, DT Nick Fairley, DE Ronnell Lewis, S Ricardo Silva

Arizona: QB Brian Hoyer, WR Early Doucet, TE Kory Sperry, G Senio Kelemete, DE Ronald Talley, NT Dan Williams, S James Sanders

Seattle Seahawks at Buffalo Bills

Seattle: WR Deon Butler, G Rishaw Johnson, G Michael Person, DT Jaye Howard, CB Marcus Trufant, CB Walter Thurmond, S DeShawn Shead

Buffalo: QB Tarvaris Jackson, WR Donald Jones, OT Chris Scott, C Eric Wood, DL Jay Ross, CB T.J. Heath, CB Leodis McKelvin

Carolina Panthers at San Diego Chargers

Carolina: QB Jimmy Clausen, RB Jonathan Stewart, WR David Gettis, OT Bruce Campbell, C Geoff Hangartner, DT Dwan Edwards, LB James Anderson

San Diego: RB Ronnie Brown, WR Eddie Royal, TE Lardarius Green, OT Jeromey Clary, G Tyronne Green, LB Donald Butler, LB Demorrio Williams

Pittsburgh Steelers at Dallas Cowboys

Pittsburgh: QB Byron Leftwich, WR Plaxico Burress, OT Mike Adams, G Willie Colon, DE Al Woods, CB Ike Taylor, CB Cortez Allen

Dallas: RB Phillip Tanner, T Darrion Weems, C/G David Arkin, C/G Kevin Kowalski, NT Jay Ratliff, CB Morris Claiborne, S Charlie Peprah

Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders

Kansas City: QB Ricky Stanzi, RB Cyrus Gray, RB Nate Eachus, WR Steve Breaston, G Russ Hochstein, NT Jerrell Powe, S Abram Elam

Oakland: RB Jeremy Stewart, WR Derek Hagan, T Willie Smith, G Lucas Nix, DT Richard Seymour, DE Jack Crawford, LB Rolando McClain

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