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Posted on November 15, 2012 in Professional Sports News, Sports News - Yooper & Michigan.

Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril has been medically cleared following a concussion.

Avril, who suffered the injury in Sunday’s 34-24 loss at Minnesota, has started all nine games for Detroit this season.

Avril has 22 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

Receiver Calvin Johnson, safety Louis Delmas, and defensive tackle Corey Williams were sidelined with various injuries at yesterday’s practice.

Meanwhile, Lions veteran kicker Jason Hanson was limited in practice on Wednesday because of a sore left foot. Detroit is home to Green Bay on Sunday.

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is being ruled out for Sunday’s game in Detroit due to a hamstring injury.

Matthews was hurt in the third quarter of Green Bay’s 31-17 win over Arizona in Week Nine.

Wide receiver Greg Jennings is expected to remain sidelined as he continues to recover from groin surgery, while cornerback Charles Woodson will miss his third straight game with a fractured collarbone.

The AFC East takes center stage in this week’s Thursday night NFL matchup as the Miami Dolphins go up against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The Dolphins are looking to snap a two-game losing streak after back-to-back losses to the Colts and Titans.

Miami had won three straight before that and is 4-and-5 overall.

The Bills come in having lost three straight and five of their last six to fall to 3-and-6 on the season.


By:  Mike Plourde    for Great Lakes Radio sports

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