- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer
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Now, entering the second half of the season, he will be one of the Lions' starters.
With defensive end Ziggy Ansah inactive for the first time Sunday against Chicago due to an ankle injury, Taylor will start in his place and likely see a majority of the snaps next to defensive tackle Nick Fairley.
Taylor has played well in his limited snaps this season, registering eight tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.
Returner Micheal Spurlock is active again after being inactive against the Cowboys, and running back Montell Owens, who was designated as injured reserve with returning eligibility, is active for the first time.