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Lions’ WR Kenny Golladay’s status official vs. Packers

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The Detroit Lions had to conduct their offense sans Kenny Golladay in Week 1 and they’ll have to do the same in Week 2. As Detroit prepares to face the Green Bay Packers, Golladay has officially been ruled out for Sunday’s contest, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

In the week leading up to Detroit’s season opener, Golladay was struck with a nagging hamstring ailment. As a result, he would be sidelined for the Lions, leaving Matthew Stafford with a thinner receiving corps to work with.

Unfortunately for Stafford, he’ll have to operate without Golladay on the outside for the second straight week. The Lions blew a 23-6 lead in Week 1 to the Chicago Bears, putting them in a dire situation already to begin the 2020 season.

A season ago, Golladay produced the best season of his career, hauling in 65 receptions for 1,190 yards and a league-high 11 touchdowns. Following his career year, Golladay was expected to have another fantastic outing in 2020 due to Stafford being back under center.

However, with Golladay needing at least another week to recover from injury, the Lions will be inclined to roll with Marvin Jones and rookie Quintez Cephus as the team’s top-two receiving threats. Meanwhile, T.J. Hockenson should continue to see more targets at the tight end position.

Heading into Sunday’s division battle with the Packers, the Lions are going to be shorthanded at a couple of positions. Along with Golladay, Detroit is going to be without veteran cornerback Desmond Trufant, who is also dealing with a hamstring issue. The injuries to both Golladay and Trufant don’t bode well for Detroit’s chances to upset their NFC North rivals in Week 2.