Pregame: No Delmas, Houston or Broyles
September, 9, 2012
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com
We've already noted that Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson will play Sunday. A few other important Sunday morning roster notes in the NFC North:
- As expected, the Detroit Lions deactivated safety Louis Delmas (knee) and cornerback Chris Houston (ankle). They announced rookie Bill Bentley and Jacob Lacey as their starting cornerbacks. Drayton Florence is likely to be on the field in the nickel.
- The Lions deactivated receiver Ryan Broyles, who is still working his way back from a torn ACL. Broyles is healthy enough to play, but as the No. 4 or No. 5 receiver, he isn't really much help on special teams at the moment.
- The Chicago Bears deactivated punter Ryan Quigley, meaning veteran Adam Podlesh will punt Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Podlesh is coming back from a hip flexor.