Jan 1, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril (92) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Lions 45-41. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Cliff Avril to start tonight, other starters announced

The starting lineups for tonight’s game against the Ravens have been announced and the only surprise is that Cliff Avril will take back his starting left defensive end spot immediately despite missing a week of training camp.

Inactive players have yet to be announced, but it appears that safety Amari Spievey will sit out again this week (concussion) and wide receiver Ryan Broyles (ACL) will give it a shot tonight.


  • Matthew Stafford, QB
  • Kevin Smith, RB
  • Calvin Johnson, WR
  • Nate Burleson, WR
  • Jeff Backus, OT
  • Rob Sims, OG
  • Dominic Raiola, C
  • Stephen Peterman, OG
  • Gosder Cherilus, OT
  • Brandon Pettigrew, TE
  • Tony Scheffler, TE


  • Cliff Avril, DE
  • Ndamukong Suh, DT
  • Corey Williams, DT
  • Lawrence Jackson, DE
  • Justin Durent, OLB
  • Stephen Tulloch, MLB
  • DeAndre Levy, OLB
  • Chris Houston, CB
  • Jacob Lacey, CB
  • Erik Coleman, S
  • John Wendling, S

Inactive Players:

  • Mikel Leshoure, RB
  • Louis Delmas, S
  • Kyle Vanden Bosch, DE
  • Sammie Hill, DT
  • Jonathan Scott, OT
  • Chris Greenwood, CB


*Amari Spievey is dressing, but it is unknown if he’ll play.


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