National Football League

Lions' Delmas active, Backus out for Thursday

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Detroit Lions left tackle Jeff Backus is inactive for Thursday's game against Houston.

Backus had started a franchise-record 186 straight regular-season games for the Lions since the team drafted him in 2001, but that streak is now broken as he is suffering from a hamstring injury.

Also out for the Lions is defensive tackle Corey Williams as he has a knee injury.

However, safety Louis Delmas is back after missing the past three games with a left knee injury, while cornerback Drayton Florence is also active after sustaining a concussion during last week's loss to Green Bay as is cornerback Jacob Lacey, who missed Wednesday's practice with a foot injury.

11/22 14:37:35 ET

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