Advertisement

 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -The Detroit Lions scratched quarterback Jon Kitna from Sunday's game at Minnesota because of a bad back that ended his personal streak of 36 consecutive games started.
Dan Orlovsky, who relieved Kitna in last week's loss at Chicago, was in the starting lineup for the winless Lions. Drew Stanton became the backup, and Drew Henson - just signed to the active roster - was designated as the third quarterback. Detroit released running back Marcus Thomas to make room for Henson.
Also inactive for the Lions was right guard Stephen Peterman (hand), who was replaced in the starting lineup by Manny Ramirez.
For the Vikings, wide receiver Sidney Rice (knee) was scratched for the second straight week. He has only three catches for 37 yards this season.
gned a five-year, $6 million deal including $1.2 million guaranteed, was inactive for the fourth straight week.
Safety Madieu Williams, out since the beginning of training camp because of a nerve problem in his neck, missed another game, though he has been practicing with the team on a limited basis. Williams signed for six years, $33 million and slightly less than $13 million guaranteed.

Recent NFL Discussions

sun night play on Sun, Sep 2016 by Michael Cash
1/2 plays pro for sun. sun sept. 25th on Sun, Sep 2016 by Michael Cash
2nd set pro plays on Sun, Sep 2016 by Timmy1961
Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Bears vs. Cowboys Prediction Will the Cowboys cover as a nearly a touchdown-sized favorite tonight when they host the Bears on Sunday Night Football at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Bears vs. Cowboys Odds Sunday’s busy NFL schedule closes out tonight with the Dallas Cowboyshosting the Chicago Bearsat 8:30PM ET on NBC. Here is the latest look at the odds for this game.
Thumbnail Rams vs. Bucs Prediction Will the Bucs rebound from their ugly loss to Arizona last weekend with a win and a cover in their home-opener today vs. the Rams at 4:05PM ET?
Thumbnail 49ers vs. Seahawks Prediction Will the Seahawks cover this afternoon against the 49ers as a double-digit favorite when the two teams square off at 4:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Supercontest Week 3 Top Picks Which teams are the top plays for Week 3 in the NFL Las Vegas Westgate Supercontest?
More inNFL Articles  
Advertisement

NFL Team Pages

Advertisement