PONTIAC - Well there are two members of the Lions starting secondary that we know won't play when the Lions visit Green Bay on Sunday and they are Bryant Westbrook and Kurt Schulz. Westbrook could be able to play in the Lions home opener if everything goes well in these next few days and next week as well. But Schulz will be out until at least until the Lions game against Cincinnati, October 28.
Strong safety Ron Rice and cornerback Robert Bailey might not play as well, Rice has a broken left big toe and Bailey has a sprained right ankle, and coach Marty Mornhinweg said it might be a game time decision if these two guys will play.
If these two players don't play the Lions won't even have enough well member of the secondary to run their dime package where you have six defensive back on the field at once. If Rice and Bailey aren't able to go the Lions starting secondary will be:
CB: Terry Fair
FS: Lamar Campbell
SS: Tommy Bennett
CB: Todd Lyght
With cornerback Jimmy Wyrick being the only other healthy defensive back. So the Lion need to at least get back Rice, and he is the more likely of the two to come back, but Bailey would help a ton if he could play at least some.
Another player that will be a game time decision is defensive tackle Luther Elliss who is recovering from left elbow surgery that has kept him out of the whole pre-season. If Elliss is unable to play it looks as if rookie Shaun Rogers could get his first NFL start. He has been practicing with the first team unit, for the past few days and if Elliss does play he will get some playing time in Sunday's game.