Jared Goff, QB (DET)

Expected to play Friday night

Lions coach Dan Campbell suggested Goff and other starters will play about one quarter in Friday's preseason game against Atlanta, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.

Campbell also said the Falcons will play their starters, perhaps making this one of the few preseason openers in which the first units take the field. It's not all that surprising, given that they're two of the younger teams in the NFC, led by second-year head coaches and retread, veteran QBs surrounded by mostly young receivers. The Lions did sign DJ Chark this offseason, and Goff also has a nice array of young pass catchers at this disposal, including WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, RB D'Andre Swift and TE T.J. Hockenson, with first-round pick WR Jameson Williams (torn ACL) potentially helping somewhere down the line. The Lions also appear solid up front, giving Goff a much better situation that he had last year, albeit with similar potential for the Detroit defense to be a huge liability. Playing at home Friday night, Goff and Co. should have the edge over a talent-deficient Atlanta defense.

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Loses key weapons

Goff will be playing Sunday's game against Seattle with a depleted receiving corps, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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WR | DET

Surprisingly ruled out

Chark (ankle) has been downgraded to out and will not play in Sunday's matchup against the Seahawks.

Jamaal Williams

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RB | DET

Primed for start, lead role

Williams is on track to lead the Detroit backfield with D'Andre Swift (shoulder) ruled out for Sunday's game against Seattle, Colton Pouncy of The Athletic reports.

T.J. Hockenson

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TE | DET

Good to go for Sunday

Hockenson (foot) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Seattle, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Austin Seibert

Austin Seibert

K | DET

Won't play this week

Seibert (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Seattle, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

D'Andre Swift

D'Andre Swift

RB | DET

Officially ruled out

Swift (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Seattle, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

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D'Andre Swift

RB | DET

Not expected for Week 4

Coach Dan Campbell said Friday that Swift (shoulder) is "probably out" for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Jeff Risdon of USA Today reports.