Lions starting DE Avril out

Lions starting left defensive end Cliff Avril is inactive for

Sunday’s game against the Bills with a quadriceps injury.

It’s the second game Avril has missed this season. He was

inactive in Detroit’s Week 2 loss to Philadelphia with a hand


Kicker Jason Hanson (right knee) was declared out Friday, and is

being replaced by Dave Rayner.

Starting right tackle Cordaro Howard is inactive for the Bills.

He had started the last three games after Cornell Green sustained a

knee injury that put him on injured reserve.

Mansfield Wrotto starts for Howard.

Bills cornerback Terrence McGee returns after missing five games

with a nerve problem behind his knee that required surgery.