ALLEN PARK - The Detroit Lions continue to give new meaning to the term, "Injury List."
Heading into Sunday's matchup with division rival Minnesota, the Lions will be without cornerback Dre' Bly, who continues to recover from wrist surgery and defensive tackle Shaun Rogers, still hobbled by a knee injury suffered two weeks ago.
Linebacker Teddy Lehman (foot) will also miss Sunday's contest.
The good news, however, will be the return of wide receiver Roy Williams. Although Williams didn't fulfill the requisite "90% full speed practice" issued by head coach Steve Mariucci to be able to play, he will likely start against the Vikings.
"He feels he is going to go. He feels like he is going to try to go and he feels like he is going to be able to go," said Mariucci on Friday. "With that said, then we said 'let's freshen him up and make sure that can happen.' Whether he gets any work at all (Saturday) or not, we will see. We will get him out there and move him around before the game. He feels relatively confident that he can do this."
Williams' return will be welcomed by another returnee: quarterback Joey Harrington. Harrington will start in place of veteran Jeff Garcia, who remains hobbled after reaggravating a leg injury during the team's loss to Chicago.
Garcia barely practiced on Friday as the Lions continue to freshen him up. He will likely be inactive for the game.
Also missing on the offensive side of the football will be fullback Paul Smith (ankle). Recently signed wide receiver Troy Edwards (ankle) has also been listed as questionable.
Other players ailing, but likely to play, include defensive tackle Marcus Bell (shoulder), free safety Terrence Holt (concussion), linebacker Wali Rainer (ankle), defensive end Jared DeVries, left tackle Jeff Backus (ankle) and wide receivers Scottie Vines (leg) and Mike Williams (knee).
Minnesota has experienced some injury troubles of their own. Offensive guard Toniu Fonoti (hand) and traditional Lion-killer Moe Williams (knee) will miss the contest. Wide receiver Marcus Robinson (knee) is questionable, while linebacker Napoleon Harris and cornerback Fred Smoot are both probable.
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