Ahead of Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, here’s the Week 11 injury report for the Detroit Lions.
After a tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10, the Detroit Lions will hit the road to take on another AFC North opponent in the Cleveland Browns in Week 11.
Here’s the final injury report of the week for the Lions.
Detroit Lions Week 11 injury report
OLB Trey Flowers (knee)-Out
RB Jermar Jefferson (knee/ankle)-Out
OT Matt Nelson (ankle)-Out
QB Jared Goff (oblique)-Doubtful
WR Trinity Benson (knee)-Questionable
OT Taylor Decker (elbow)-Questionable
RB Jamaal Williams (thigh)-Questionable
S Tracy Walker (concussion)-Questionable
RB D’Andre Swift (shoulder)-No designation
OLB Austin Bryant (shoulder)-No designation
CB Mark Gilbert (illness)-No designation
CB Jerry Jacobs (groin)-No designation
The No. 1 headline is Goff being doubtful after suffering an oblique injury against the Steelers, which means Tim Boyle and his four regular season pass attempts (and -16 career rushing yards) will make his first NFL start barring something unforeseen.
Flowers continues to be bothered by a knee issue that cost him two games in the first month of the season. Not practicing all week clearly was a bad sign, and he’s out against the Browns.
After missing games on each side of the bye, Williams looks set to rejoin Swift in the Lions’ backfield. Swift should continue to see plenty of work, but Williams (4.4 yards per carry this season) is a valuable piece to have back in the mix. Jefferson, who scored a touchdown in both of the games Willliams missed, is out after being injured last week and missing all three days of practice.
Decker showed up on the injury report this week with an elbow injury, but he appears to be on the positive side of questionable for Sunday.
Walker suffered a concussion against the Steelers, but he was a full participant in Friday’s practice and seems to have a good chance to play Sunday.
After starting the first eight games of the season at right tackle for the Lions, Nelson saw significant action as an extra offensive lineman against the Steelers before being injured. He will miss Sunday’s game.
On the Browns’ side, quarterback Baker Mayfield is slated to start as he continues to play through a number of injuries. Running back Nick Chubb has been activated from the COVID-19/reserve list. Wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones (groin) is listed as questionable.