ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have placed left tackle Taylor Decker on injured reserve and promoted guard Tommy Kraemer to their active roster from the practice squad.
Detroit also promoted offensive tackle Will Holden to the active-inactive list on Saturday, a day before hosting the San Francisco 49ers to open the season.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie quarterback Trey Lance made it through a week of practice with no setbacks to his injured right index finger and is cleared to play in the San Francisco 49ers’ season-opener at Detroit.
DETROIT LIONS (5-11)
New faces: GM Brad Holmes, coach Dan Campbell, QB Jared Goff, RB Jamaal Williams, WR Tyrell Williams, OT Penei Sewell (No. 7 overall draft pick), DT Michael Brockers.
Key losses: QB Matthew Stafford, RBs Kerryon Johnson, WRs Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola, DT Danny Shelton, CB Desmond Trufant, K Matt Prater, returner Jamal Agnew.
Allen Park — Thursday's game brings former Lions offensive lineman Riley Reiff back to Detroit.
As it turns out, Reiff has been quite the find for Minnesota after signing a five-year deal that could potentially be worth more than $58 million.
Detroit – Kenny Golladay will return to the lineup after a five-game absence due to a hamstring injury. The Detroit Lions rookie receiver is active for the first time since Week 3.
That, along with the season debut of left tackle Taylor Decker, who was activated off the physically unable to perform list on Saturday, is the good news for the Lions.