Ex-Patriots Trey Flowers, Jamie Collins inactive for Detroit Lions vs Baltimore Ravens

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The Detroit Lions will be without one of their best run defender as they try to stop the Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens' NFL-best running game today.

Outside linebacker Trey Flowers is one of four Lions' inactives, along with linebacker Jamie Collins, running back Jermar Jefferson and receiver Tom Kennedy.

Flowers did not practice this week because of knee and shoulder injury and was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.

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Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston throws before being hit by Lions defensive end Trey Flowers during the first half Dec. 15, 2019, in Detroit.
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston throws before being hit by Lions defensive end Trey Flowers during the first half Dec. 15, 2019, in Detroit.

He has nine tackle and one forced fumble in the season's first two games, and created two sacks in last week's loss to the Green Bay Packers.

The Ravens lead the NFL in rushing at 220 yards per game. Jackson is third individually at 96.5 yards rushing per game.

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Charles Harris is expected to start in Flowers' place at outside linebacker, and Jalen Reeves-Maybin and rookie Derrick Barnes will split Collins' reps at inside linebacker.

Starting safety DeShon Elliott is active for the Ravens (1-1) after he cleared concussion protocol, but the Ravens will be without two of their top interior defensive linemen, Brandon Williams and Justin Madubuike, who are on the reserve-COVID list.

Contact Dave Birkett at dbirkett@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions' Trey Flowers (knee/shoulder) out vs. Ravens

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