Lions swap Aaron Berry for Alphonso Smith
October, 2, 2011
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Some pregame notes from the three early games Sunday in the NFC North:
- The Detroit Lions will face Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, who had been questionable for this game because of a bruised thigh.
- The Lions won’t have nickelback Aaron Berry, who is inactive because of a groin injury. Alphonso Smith is active for the first time this week and could serve in that role.
- The Chicago Bears announced that receiver Johnny Knox, not Roy Williams, will start Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
- The Bears’ starting safeties will be Major Wright and Brandon Meriweather.