Aug 9, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson (13) on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the New York Jets at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Inactives: Nate Burleson To Make His Return


The Detroit Lions seemed to expect Nate Burleson to make his return this week after listing him as probable on the final injury report. That is now official with Burleson being active for the first time since breaking his arm in a car accident.

But Burleson isn’t the only important Lion to make his return today. Defensive end Ziggy Ansah and cornerback Bill Bentley return to strengthen the defense.

The news is also good with Joique Bell and Glover Quin being active after being listed as questionable on the injury report.

The return of injured players shifts some healthy bodies onto the gameday inactive list. Running back Mikel Leshoure and wide receiver/kick returning Micheal Spurlock are healthy scratches in favor of players with bigger offensive roles.

Detroit Lions Week 12 Inactives
QB Kellen Moore
WR/KR Micheal Spurlock
CB Jonte Green
RB Mikel Leshoure
OG Leroy Harris
OT Corey Hilliard
DE Austen Lane

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