Detroit Lions Week 16 inactives: Frank Ragnow, Jamie Collins, Jayron Kearse OUT

Erik Schlitt
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The Detroit Lions have declared their game-day inactives for their Week 16 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After elevating CB Tramaine Brock and C Evan Brown from the practice squad this week, their roster has increased to 55-players. On a traditional week, the Lions would need to reduce that roster down to 46-players, but because they kept eight offensive linemen on their active game-day roster, they are now eligible to expand their roster to 48-players, meaning they need to declare seven of their 55-players inactive.

Here are those seven players.

Lions inactives list

With Golladay out, the Lions have turned to Mohamad Sanu as their starting WR-X position with rookie Quintez Cephus getting in the mix as well. Expect the same today.

With Crosby out, the Lions will turn to Hal Vaitai — who has cleared the league’s concussion protocol — at right tackle. No Ragnow, means the Lions will start Joe Dahl at center once again, with Evan Brown as his backup. With eight offensive linemen active, Stenberg was not needed.

The Lions starting offensive line will likely be:

Left tackle

Left guard

Center

Right guard

Right tackle

Taylor Decker

Jonah Jackson

Joe Dahl

Oday Aboushi

Hal Vaitai

Missing defensive starters Collins and Kearse will hurt, and they will likely be replaced by Jahlani Tavai and Tracy Walker respectively.

No Frank Herron means the Lions will roll with just three interior defensive linemen, meaning they will likely lean on EDGE rushers Romeo Okwara, Everson Griffen, Austin Bryant, and Julian Okwara more on the defensive line.

Buccaneers’ inactive list

OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
Tampa Bay
+125+2O 52.5
New Orleans
-150-2U 52.5