Two offensive starters officially returned to game action Sunday, Oct. 15 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome when receiver Drew Brees and left tackle Terron Armstead were activated against Detroit. It will be the 2017 debut for both.
Snead, the Saints' second-leading returning receiver entering the season, missed the first three games due to league suspension for a driving under the influence offense, and sat out the fourth game against Miami in London due to a hamstring injury. Armstead, who tore his labrum during minicamp, was inactive the first four games as he continued to recover and rehabilitate from surgery.
Their active status gives the offensive line a boost (right tackle Zach Strief was placed on reserve/injured following a knee injury against Miami; rookie Ryan Ramczyk will move from left tackle to right tackle to replace him) and bolsters the receiving corps with a familiar, productive face.
With Snead being active, receiver Tommylee Lewis was made inactive against the Lions. Lewis was active the first four games.
The remaining inactives are cornerback Sterling Moore, who has been inactive the previous two games and whose absence has been filled by Ken Crawley, who has started the last two games and had his first career interception against Miami; Taysom Hill (third quarterback); linebacker Gerald Hodges; guard John Greco; receiver Austin Carr; and defensive lineman Al-Quadin Muhammad.
Detroit Lions inactives
RB Dwayne Washington
RB Tion Green
WR Kenny Golladay
DE Cornelius Washington
DE Datone Jones
LB Paul Worrilow
G T.J. Lang