The Detroit Lions will be without three key figures for their Thanksgiving Day showdown with the Houston Texans.
ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that wide receivers Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola won't take the field on Thursday due to lingering hip problems. Golladay last played in the 41-21 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 1, while Amendola missed last weekend's game versus the Carolina Panthers.
Additionally, Detroit rookie cornerback Jeff Okudah is also sidelined through the weekend. As Josh Alper noted for Pro Football Talk, Okudah sat out of practice sessions all week because of a shoulder issue. He tallied seven tackles, including one for a loss, in the Carolina game that Detroit dropped 20-0 to fall to 4-6 on the season.
It's not all bad news for Detroit fans, though. Rookie running back D'Andre Swift is questionable because of the concussion that prevented him from playing versus the Panthers. The second-round draft selection had emerged as Detroit's lead ball-carrier ahead of future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson, but it's unknown how many touches he'd see against Houston coming off the short week if he's cleared to play.
Swift has 331 rushing yards with a team-best four touchdowns on 70 carries in his debut year.