Justin Rogers and John Niyo discuss the Detroit Lions' upcoming matchup with the Green Bay Packers. Justin Rogers, The Detroit News
Allen Park — Detroit Lions defensive end defensive end Ziggy Ansah returned to practice this week, was on the field in a limited capacity all three days, but has been ruled out for the fourth straight week with a shoulder injury.
Ansah is one of three players who have been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Green Bay Packers. The team will also be without guard T.J. Lang (concussion) and tight end Michael Roberts (knee).
Lang also missed Detroit's Week 2 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers while dealing with a back injury. He is expected to be replaced in the lineup by veteran Kenny Wiggins. Romeo Okwara will continue to start in Ansah's stead.
In addition to the three players ruled out, the Lions also have seven listed as questionable for the matchup — defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand (ankle), safety Quandre Diggs (hand), safety Tavon Wilson (back), cornerback Nevin Lawson (illness), safety Tracy Walker (ankle), wide receiver Marvin Jones (ankle), linebacker Eli Harold (personal).
For the Packers, quarterback Aaron Rodgers (knee) was removed from the team's injury report, as was cornerback Kevin King (groin). Tight end Jimmy Graham (knee) also is expected to play, while receiver Randall Cobb (hamstring) will miss his second consecutive game. Among those listed as questionable: receivers Davante Adams (calf) and Geronimo Allison (concussion/hamstring); cornerbacks Jaire Alexander (groin) and Bashaud Breeland (hamstring); safeties Kentrell Brice (ankle) and Jermaine Whitehead (back); and guards Justin McCray (shoulder) and Lucas Patrick (back).