The Detroit Lions are beaten and bruised at the moment. With the additions of Bruce Ellington and Charles Washington Saturday Womens Graham Glasgow Jersey , the team now has eleven players on injured reserve. With so many players on the sideline their gameday roster looks depleted for their Week 16 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Lions inactives include second year cornerback Teez Tabor, who is once again a healthy scratch. Chris Lacy and Dee Virgin, who were both recently added to the 53-man roster are also inactive Sunday.A bit of injury luck did break the team’s way, though. Defensive tackle Damon Harrison Sr. will be active after being listed as questionable for much of the week with an ankle injury. Starting quarterback Matthew Stafford will continue his long running start streak as he will play despite a back injury. Jamal Agnew is also set to return from IR after missing much of the season with a knee injury.Minnesota has a relatively clean bill of health. They will be without star linebacker Eric Kendricks, though, as he missed practice for much of this week with a hamstring injury. Detroit Lions inactivesDE Kerry HyderCB Teez TaborCB Dee VirginOL Andrew DonnalLB Nicholas GrigsbyWR Chris LacyC Leo KoloamatangiMinnesota VikingsQB Kyle SloterWR Laquon TreadwellCB Craig JamesRB Mike BooneLB Eric KendricksG Danny IsidoraDE Tashawn Bower The NFL has banned various types of contact exercises from NFL practices, including the Oklahoma drill. Teams will now have to adapt to the new reality.Coach Matt Patricia said earlier this week that the Lions are ready to comply in full.“I think the whole point is the NFL is trying to keep the players safe Miles Killebrew Jersey , which is our No. 1 priority, and put them in positions where we’re trying to decrease the risk of injury,” Patricia said, via Justin Rogers of the . “And I think no matter what drill we do, tackling, turnover, team Womens T.J. Jones Jersey , any of that stuff, we’re always trying to coach and teach in a proper manner where guys aren’t going to get hurt. Whatever the NFL decides and go through, whatever the rules are, we’ll abide by that. But certainly, we’re just trying to get guys in good positions to learn how to react and how to be safe in all of those.”The Lions used a variation of the Oklahoma drill a year ago, but it sounds as if the purpose was to help players adapt to the broad (but unevenly enforced) prohibition on lowering the helmet and initiating contact with an opponent.“Really, what it was Darius Slay Jersey White , was trying to put everybody in a close proximity, kind of a one-step situation that was a little bit more than a setup where we could concentrate on keeping the head up, keeping the top of the helmet out of where the contact points should be, trying to make sure that the face mask, we’re seeing what we hit, and doing that in more of a reactionary sort of method as opposed to a staged method,” Patricia explained.It’s a smart approach. Ultimately Barry Sanders Jersey White , players need to learn how to react to whatever situations in which they may find themselves. The challenge for teams will be to come up with ways to get players prepared to react, and to stay safe, during games while also keeping them safe during practice.