Bears' Mack is out, Ansah in for Lions and Diggs is inactive
Star linebacker Khalil Mack is missing his second straight game for Chicago Bears, who will face turnover-prone Nathan Peterman after the Buffalo Bills ruled out quarterback Derek Anderson because of a concussion.
Mack was out Sunday with an injured right ankle. He went into Week 9 leading the Bears with five sacks and was tied for the NFL lead with four forced fumbles. Mack missed out on a happy homecoming of sorts after playing at the University at Buffalo. Chicago receiver Allen Robinson is also missing his second straight game with a groin injury.
Ezekiel Ansah is making a relatively surprising return, playing for the Detroit Lions at Minnesota after missing six-plus games with a shoulder injury. Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs, who is tied for fourth in the league with 58 receptions, is sitting out for the first time this season for the Vikings because of a rib injury. Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook is active after missing five of previous six games because of a hamstring injury.
Kansas City's high-powered offense is missing starting center Mitch Morse for the second week in a row with a concussion and Austin Reiter will take his spot against Cleveland. The Chiefs are also without linebacker Justin Houston (hamstring) and are replacing him with Breeland Speaks.
The Browns will be without starting rookie left tackle Desmond Harrison after he missed Friday's practice with an unspecified illness. Greg Robinson, a former No. 2 overall pick, will start in his place. Linebacker Joe Schobert is missing his third straight game with hamstring pull. Cleveland has wide receiver Rashard Higgins active after he missed three games with a knee injury.
The Carolina Panthers are missing wide receiver Torrey Smith (knee) for a second straight game. Jarius Wright is scheduled to start, but D.J. Moore is expected to get the majority of snaps opposite No. 1 receiver Devin Funchess.
Receiver Kenny Stills is back in the Miami Dolphins' lineup after missing a game with a groin injury. New York Jets receivers Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa are both active, playing through ankle injuries.
Baltimore is without two starting offensive lineman and newcomer Ty Montgomery won't make his Ravens debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle) is out and right tackle James Hurst (back) is sitting out a third straight game. Montgomery was obtained in a trade with Green Bay on Tuesday, but the running back and kick returner is inactive.
Washington is missing three key players on offense against visiting Atlanta, including Trent Williams. The Pro Bowl left tackle had surgery on his dislocated right thumb. Redskins receiver Jamison Crowder is out for a fourth consecutive game with an injured ankle and third-down back Chris Thompson (ribs) is also inactive. Falcons kicker Matt Bryant (hamstring) is sitting out a second consecutive game.
Buffalo is without rookie starting middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, who is also out with a concussion, and defensive end Trent Murphy (knee).
Here are the inactive players for Sunday's early NFL games:
Chiefs: S Eric Berry, RB Darrel Williams, LB Justin Houston, LB Frank Zombo, C Mitch Morse, OL Kahlil McKenzie, DL Justin Hamilton.
Browns: QB Drew Stanton, WR Da'Mari Scott, DB Damarious Randall, LB Joe Schobert, OL Desmond Harrison, TE Pharaoh Brown, Chad Thomas.
Lions: RB Ameer Abdullah, LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, LB Kelvin Sheppard, DE Eric Lee, DE Kerry Hyder Jr., G Joe Dahl, OT Andrew Donnal
Vikings: QB Kyle Sloter, WR Stefon Diggs, RB Roc Thomas, SS Andrew Sendejo, LB Anthony Barr, LG Tom Compton, DE Tashawn Bower
Bears: LB Khalil Mack, WRs Allen Robinson II and Kevin white, DB Marcus Cooper, OL Rashaad Coward, TE Ben Braunecker and DT Bilal Nichols.
Bills: QBs Josh Allen and Derek Anderson, LB Tremaine Edmunds, DE Trent Murphy, OLs Ike Boettger and Conor McDermott and WR Cam Phillips.
Buccaneers: QB Ryan Griffin, RB Ronald Jones II, CB M.J. Stewart, OL Evan Smith, OL Alex Cappa, DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DE Demone Harris.
Panthers: WR Torrey Smith, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, G Amini Silatolu, G Brendan Mahon, DE Marquis Haynes, LB Andre Smith, CB Josh Hawkins.
NEW YORK JETS-MIAMI
Jets: CB Trumaine Johnson, CB Derrick Jones, LB Frankie Luvu, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, G Dakota Dozier, TE Neal Sterling, DL Folorunso Fatukasi.
Dolphins: QB Ryan Tannehill, LB Martrell Spaight, C Wesley Johnson, DE Jonathan Woodard, T Sam Young, TE A.J. Derby, DE Charles Harris.
Steelers: QB Mason Rudolph, WR Justin Hunter, S Marcus Allen, CB Brian Allen, OT Zach Banner, OT Marcus Gilbert, DE L.T. Walton.
Ravens: QB Robert Griffin, OT Ronnie Stanley, OT James Hurst, TE Maxx Williams, WR Jordan Lasley, RB Ty Montgomery, LB Tim Williams.
Falcons: CB Robert Alford (ankle), K Matt Bryant (right hamstring), RB Brian Hill, DE Steven Means, G Austin Pasztor, G Rees Odhiambo, OT Matt Gono.
Redskins: WR Jamison Crowder, RB Chris Thompson, LT Trent Williams, CB Adonis Alexander, S Kenny Ladler, C Casey Dunn, WR Brian Quick.
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