Sunday, December 2, 2012
Game day: Donald Driver, Titus Young out
By Kevin Seifert
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Good morning from Lambeau Field, where temperatures are approaching an unseasonable 50 degrees and we're less than two hours away from kickoff of all three games involving NFC North teams this weekend. Thanks to all of you who are tweeting your pregame photos to me. Keep them coming at @espn_nfcnblog.
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Let's run through some relevant roster maneuvers now that we have the game-day active lists in our grubby hands:
- To no surprise, the Detroit Lions deactivated receiver Titus Young for the second consecutive week. Rookie Ryan Broyles will start against the Indianapolis Colts. Teammates are openly and publicly dismissing Young as a teammate, and it wouldn't be surprising if he doesn't play again this season.
- The Lions will have safety Louis Delmas (knee) and left tackle Jeff Backus (hamstring) back in the lineup. Defensive tackle Corey Williams is active but Nick Fairley remains the starter. Cornerback Jonte Green is among the Lions' inactive players.
- Green Bay Packers receiver Donald (thumb) is inactive and won't play against the Minnesota Vikings. By my count, this will be only the seventh game Driver has missed since he became a full-time player in 2000. That explains why the Packers activated receiver Jeremy Ross from the practice squad Saturday. Both Ross and running back DuJuan Harris are active for this game.