Lions QB Stafford (hand) active vs. Bucs
TAMPA, Fla. -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who suffered a hand injury last week at Baltimore and was limited all week in practice, was declared active for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.
Stafford, who was listed as questionable due to a bruised right hand, is expected to make his 109th consecutive NFL start.
The Lions will be without starting right tackle Rick Wagner (ankle). Detroit will start its eighth different offensive line combination this season.
The Bucs will play without cornerback Vernon Hargreaves (hamstring), safety T.J. Ward (concussion), defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (back) and safety Josh Robinson (hamstring).
Running back Doug Martin, defensive end Robert Ayers and center Joe Hawley, who each missed last week's game at Green Bay, are active to play for the Buccaneers.