Avril out for Lions, but QB Hill, three DBs return

The Lions won’t have DE Cliff Avril (quadricep) in Sunday’s meeting with the Bills, but QB Shaun Hill (left forearm) is back after missing two games and expected to start.

The Lions’ secondary received good news, with safety C.C. Brown (knee) and CBs Chris Houston (shoulder) and Alphonso Smith (shoulder) all active. All three had been listed as questionable after being limited in practice Friday.

Full inactives list:

Zac Robinson (No. 3 QB)
K Jason Hanson
QB Matt Stafford
WR Derrick Williams
RB Aaron Brown
LB Isaiah Ekejiuba
OT Jason Fox
DE Cliff Avril

Levi Brown (No. 3 QB)
CB Ashton Youboty
LB Shawne Merriman
LB Aaron Maybin
G Cord Howard
DE Alex Carrington
DT John McCargo
LB Mike Balogun

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