The Detroit Lions will miss a couple of key players when they face the New Orleans Saints tonight in the Superdome. Running back Jahvid Best was placed on IR this week ending his season and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will serve the first game of the two-game suspension handed down by the NFL.
So all things considered, the inactive list released by the Lions is good news, since running back Kevin Smith is not among the players tabbed to sit out the Sunday night game. Smith's status has been in question all week as he tried to work through an ankle injury suffered against the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day.
Here is the list of inactive players for the Lions thanks to beat reporter Dave Birkett.
Lions inactives: S Louis Delmas, CB Chris Houston, CB Brandon McDonald, QB Drew Stanton, OG Leonard Davis, RB Aaron Brown, DE Lawrence Jackson