GREEN BAY – The Detroit Lions will be without receiver Kenny Golladay for a fifth straight game Monday night in Green Bay. Golladay hasn’t played since injuring his hamstring Week 3 vs. Atlanta.
The Lions have missed their rookie third-round pick going on more than a month now. He showed early in the year he could be a down-field threat and playmaker in the red zone. He returned to practice in a limited capacity Saturday after running off to the side of practice on Thursday and Friday, but the team listed him as doubtful on Saturday’s injury report. We’ll see if he’s ready to roll next week vs. Cleveland.
Fourth-year receiver TJ Jones should continue to see more reps in Golladay’s absence. The team has also activated receivers Jared Abbrederis and Jace Billingsley for tonight’s game.
Safety Don Carey, who injured a knee in last week’s game vs. Pittsburgh, and was limited in practice this week, is also inactive. Rookie cornerback Teez Tabor is active, and could fill in on some special teams reps for Carey.
The Lions get linebacker Paul Worrilow back tonight. He hasn’t played since injuring a knee in Detroit’s Week 4 win in Minnesota. He and rookie Jalen Reeves-Maybin could both see snaps tonight. With Worrilow back, linebacker Steve Longa is inactive.
Also inactive vs. the Packers is left tackle Greg Robinson. He’ll miss a second straight game with an ankle injury. Brian Mihalik should start at left tackle for a second straight week. He wasn’t bad in that role last week against a tough Steelers' defense. He allowed five quarterback hurries, but only one quarterback hit and no sacks.
Detroit’s full inactive list includes: Golladay, Robinson, Carey, Longa, running backs Tion Green and Zach Zenner and defensive end Jeremiah Valoaga.