DENVER – Detroit will have running back Kerryon Johnson back in action today against the Broncos.
The Lions activated their second-year running back to the 53-man roster from IR on Saturday, and he's active and expected to play today. He hasn't played since injuring his knee Week 7 vs. Minnesota.
Johnson and Bo Scarbrough, who's done a nice job filling in for Johnson over the last month, are both active today and likely to share Detroit's backfield for the first time this season.
Scarbrough missed last week's contest against Tampa Bay with sore ribs. He was questionable coming into today's game, but is active.
Johnson has 308 rushing yards on 92 carries (3.3 average) with two touchdowns in six starts this season. He also has nine catches for 126 yards and another score. Scarbrough has 301 yards on 72 carries (4.2) with a touchdown in four starts.
The Broncos rank 21st in the NFL against the run, allowing 113.6 yards per game on the ground.
Detroit will be missing two starters, however, with right tackle Rick Wagner (knee) and defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (shoulder) both inactive after being ruled out Friday.
Linebacker Devon Kennard was questionable coming in with a hamstring injury, but he is active today.
Joining Wagner and Robinson on Detroit's inactive list today are: Cornerback Mike Ford, running back Wes Hills, cornerback Michael Jackson, defensive tackle Jamie Meder and guard Caleb Benenoch.