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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Lions' backfield rotation clears up

By Kevin Seifert

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Detroit Lions' game-day deactivation list contained no surprises but did confirm their running back rotation for at least one weekend.

Newcomer Keiland Williams is inactive, meaning veterans Maurice Morris and Jerome Harrison will provide relief behind starter Jahvid Best. You had to figure it would take some time, maybe more than a week, for Williams to learn the offense well enough to surpass anyone on the depth chart.

To no one's surprise, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are wearing their white jerseys, leaving the Lions to wear their home blues. As of 11:30 a.m. ET, it was 87 degrees here, but the humidity has dropped to 56 percent. So the heat index is "only" 92 degrees at this point.