The Denver Broncos will kick things off against the Detroit Lions in just under 90 minutes. Which players will be inactive as Denver looks to get one step closer to making a playoff push?

Denver Broncos safety P.J. Locke will play

Leading up to tonight’s matchup, the Broncos had listed safety P.J. Locke as questionable. Locke missed Wednesday’s practice and was limited on Thursday with a neck designation stemming from last week’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

He is officially active for tonight’s game against the Lions and will get the start next to Justin Simmons. Locke has been a crucial part of Denver’s defensive resurgence as of late, and has made a strong case to remain the starter for the rest of the season even with the looming return of veteran Kareem Jackson next week.

He’s registered a sack in three consecutive games and will look to add a fourth game to the mix tonight.

Broncos list of inactives vs. Detroit Lions

Here is the official list of players who will not play for the Broncos in tonight’s game.

  • Tight end Nate Adkins
  • Center Alex Forsyth
  • Safety JL Skinner
  • Defensive lineman Elijah Garcia
  • Quarterback Ben DiNucci
  • Outside linebacker Nik Bonitto
  • Inside linebacker Ben Niemann

DiNucci was elevated from the practice squad for tonight’s game earlier in the day, but will not be active. Nose tackle Tyler Lancaster will be available to play as the Broncos defense looks to stop the Lions rushing attack led by David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs.

The Broncos will kick off here shortly against the Lions at 6:15 p.m. MT on the NFL Network. Stay tuned here for the postgame recap from Saturday’s primetime game.