Safety Brandon Meriweather is active and John Potter again fills in for Forbath at kicker.
Davis will miss the game due to an ankle injury. He warmed up on the field Sunday morning but was seen favoring his ankle. Logan Paulsen is scheduled to start at tight end in Davis’s place. Rookie Jordan Reed also is likely to receive considerable playing time.
Forbath misses his second straight game because of a groin injury. Potter replaced him last Sunday at Green Bay and missed his only field goal attempt.
Meriweather suffered a concussion during last Sunday’s loss at Green Bay and was limited in practices during the week. But he is scheduled to play against the Lions. It would be the first time in Meriweather’s tenure with the team that he has played in consecutive games. He signed with the Redskins as a free agent prior to last season but played only one game last season because of a series of knee injuries. He missed this season’s opener due to a groin injury before playing last Sunday against the Packers.
Also inactive for the Redskins are quarterback Rex Grossman, running back Evan Royster, safety Jose Gumbs, guard Josh LeRibeus and defensive lineman Chris Baker.
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