Tim Boyle, QB (DET)

Headed for No. 2 role Week 12

Boyle is active as the backup quarterback for Thursday's contest against the Bears behind starter Jared Goff (oblique), who is set to start in his return from a one-game absence, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Though Goff was one of the NFL's least productive starting quarterbacks through the first 10 weeks of the season, he still performed far better than Boyle, who returned from injured reserve last week and picked up his first NFL start while Goff was sidelined with the oblique injury. In Detroit's 13-10 loss to the Browns, Boyle completed 15 of 23 attempts for 77 yards (3.3 YPA), no touchdowns and two interceptions, with most of the Lions' offensive production on the day coming via the ground game from D'Andre Swift (14 carries for 136 yards and a touchdown). Boyle's rough outing wasn't enough for him to lose out on the No. 2 job behind Goff, who is slated to start despite likely being less than 100 percent. Instead, David Blough -- who backed up Boyle last week -- will be on the inactive list Thanksgiving Day as the Lions' No. 3 signal-caller.

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