Jarrad Davis, Taylor Decker active for Lions vs. Eagles
Philadelphia — Linebacker Jarrad Davis will make his season debut and offensive tackle Taylor Decker returns after a one-week absence as the Detroit Lions are nearly at full strength for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Davis had been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury in the opening minutes of the team's third preseason game. Decker missed last week's win over the Los Angeles Chargers with a back injury.
Inactive for the Lions are quarterback Jeff Driskel, running back Paul Perkins, cornerback Amani Oruwariye, wide receiver Travis Fulgham, offensive linemen Oday Aboushi and Beau Benzschawel and defensive tackle Da'Shawn Hand.
Hand has yet to play this season. He was ruled out on Saturday as he continues to recover from an elbow injury suffered in the early stages of training camp. The rest of that group are healthy scratches.
With Driskel scratched, undrafted rookie David Blough will handle backup quarterback duties for the Lions. The Lions acquired him in a trade with the Cleveland Browns after the two teams met in the preseason finale.
Also active for the Lions is wide receiver Marvin Hall, promoted off the practice squad on Saturday. He figures to have a significant role on special teams and could potentially handle kickoff returns against the Eagles.
The Eagles will be without both of the team's starting receivers. DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery are both inactive due to injuries. Second-year tight end Dallas Goedert, who entered the day questionable with a calf injury, is active.