Lions, Packers both missing key pieces in secondary

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Tavon Wilson

Detroit -- Both the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are down a key piece in the secondary for Sunday's 1 p.m. matchup. 

The Lions are without Tavon Wilson, who left last week's game with the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter with a back injury, while the Packers will be battling without cornerback Jaire Alexander, the team's first-round draft pick. He's dealing with a groin injury. 

In addition to Wilson, defensive end Eli Harold, wide receiver Brandon Powell, offensive lineman Andrew Donnal, defensive end Ziggy Ansah, guard T.J. Lang and Michael Roberts are inactive for Sunday's game. 

Ansah, Lang and Roberts had been previously ruled out. The other three are healthy scratches, although Harold missed last week's practices when he and his wife welcomed a baby girl into the world. 

Defensive back Quandre Diggs, who suffered a fractured bone in his hand against the Cowboys, is active for the Lions. So is running back Ameer Abdullah, making his season debut after being scratched from the lineup the first four weeks. 

The Packers will also be trying to overcome the absence of two of the team's top three receivers. Randall Cobb had been ruled out earlier in the week, while Geronimo Allison was unable to get out of concussion protocol.


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