The Detroit Lions will be without their top wide receiver on Sunday when they face the Green Bay Packers as Kenny Golladay makes the inactives list.
One of the reasons the Detroit Lions have struggled through the second half of the season is due to their wide receiver corps. Longtime top receiver Golden Tate was traded midseason to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2019 third round selection.
Number two wideout Marvin Jones landed on Injured Reserve at the end of November due to a knee injury that had sidelined him since Week 11.
And now the Lions will face the Green Bay Packers without the team’s leading receiver, Kenny Golladay. The second-year wideout has been placed on the inactive list for the Week 17 matchup against the Packers due to a chest injury.
Golladay was able to practice on a limited basis on both Thursday and Friday after not participating during the Wednesday session at all. It’s believed he could have played in the divisional contest if it wasn’t considered a meaningless game.
The second-year receiver will end his sophomore campaign as the Lions’ reception leader in 2018, posting 70 catches for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns on a team-leading 119 targets. The former third-rounder has emerged as quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s favorite target after an inconsistent rookie season.
With Golladay out of the lineup, Stafford will have a makeshift receiver corps to throw to that includes T.J. Jones, Andy Jones, and Brandon Powell. This could also be a situation where we see running back Theo Riddick shift outside to take some snaps at receiver as well.
Also joining Kenny Golladay on the inactives list for Detroit as they face off against the Pack at Lambeau Field are cornerback Jamal Agnew, tight end Luke Willson, cornerback Nevin Lawson, center Leo Koloamatangi, defensive end Mitchell Loewen and linebacker Nicholas Grigsby.