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INACTIVES: Lions vs. Packers

The Detroit Lions will get a key component back on defense tonight.

Cornerback Darius Slay, who missed last week's game in Dallas with a hamstring injury, is active for tonight's NFC North showdown against the Packers.

"Always encouraged and happy when you have your good players out there," Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said this week of Slay's return to the practice field.

Having their best cornerback in play is great news for a Lions defense that will be facing the hottest quarterback in the league tonight in Aaron Rodgers.

The Lions will not have the services of starting right tackle Riley Reiff, who was a late addition to the injury report on Saturday with a hip injury.

Second-year tackle Corey Robinson, who's been the swing tackle most of the year, could get the start in place of Reiff.

Detroit's offense also won't have the services of running back Theo Riddick or Travis Swanson. Riddick was moved to the injured reserve list on Saturday, ending his season. Swanson is inactive and will miss his fourth-straight game with a concussion.

Linebacker DeAndre Levy (knee) and receiver Andre Roberts (shoulder), both of whom were listed as questionable on Friday's injury report, are active.

Joining Reiff and Swanson on the inactive list for the Lions are: Fullback Michael Burton, linebacker Antwione Williams, quarterback Jake Rudock, cornerback Alex Carter and receiver Jace Billingsley.

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