Packers-Lions Inactives: Lacy Out for Packers

Eddie Lacy and Ty Montgomery are the key names on the Packers' inactives list; Calvin Johnson will start for the Lions.

Eddie Lacy is inactive for the Green Bay Packers for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

The slumping Lacy was listed as questionable on Friday after being limited participation at practice all week. Lacy, who was supplanted by James Starks as the No. 1 running back this week, has rushed for 78 yards on 33 carries the past four games. He's fumbled in each of the past three games.

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That means a big workload for Starks, who had 122 total yards last week at Carolina and rushed for 112 yards against San Diego in Green Bay's last home game back in Week 6. It also means Alonzo Harris, who has rushed four times for 19 yards this season, likely will get some action.

Green Bay's other inactives are quarterback Brett Hundley, cornerback LaDarius Gunter, linebacker Andy Mulumba, guard Lane Taylor, tight end Kennard Backman and receiver Ty Montgomery. Montgomery, the team's top kickoff returner, will miss his third consecutive game due to a sprained ankle. He was listed as questionable on Friday but downgraded to doubtful on Saturday.

Green Bay cornerback Sam Shields is active after missing last week's game with a shoulder injury, as is cornerback Casey Hayward, who sustained a concussion last week. Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson, who was questionable with an injured ankle, is active, as well. The Lions' No. 2 cornerback, Rashean Mathis, was placed on injured reserve on Saturday due to a concussion. Nevin Lawson, a 5-foot-9, second-year corner from Utah State, will take Mathis' place in the lineup.


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