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Notable NFC North inactives

Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert

DETROIT -- Here are some early-game highlights of NFC North inactive lists:

  • Green Bay rookie defensive lineman B.J. Raji (ankle) will miss his second consecutive game.

  • Packers offensive line Breno Giacomini is inactive, just in case you thought the Packers might pull a fast one and replace right tackle Allen Barbre.

  • Detroit defensive end Cliff Avril (hamstring) won’t play against Minnesota. Neither will guard Daniel Loper (knee), who had been listed as probable on the injury report. Manny Ramirez will start for Loper.

  • Detroit cornerback Phillip Buchanon (neck) will make his regular season debut, but Lions receiver Dennis Northcutt will return punts for him.

  • Minnesota linebacker Heath Farwell (hamstring) will play against the Lions.