Tim Boyle activated and set to start for Lions with Jared Goff doubtful

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Lions quarterback Tim Boyle is set to make the first start of his NFL career on Sunday against the Browns.

The Lions officially activated Boyle from injured reserve today and listed Jared Goff as doubtful at Cleveland. Boyle, who hasn’t been active all year after a thumb injury in the preseason, has been running the first-string offense all week and is poised to start.

The 27-year-old Boyle originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Packers in 2018 and spent three seasons with them while playing only in mop-up duty on kneeldown plays. The Lions signed him to a one-year contract this year.

Assuming Goff is inactive against the Browns, David Blough would be Boyle’s backup.

The Lions have also ruled out linebacker Trey Flowers, running back Jermar Jefferson and tackle Matt Nelson against the Browns. Four Lions are questionable: tackle Taylor Decker, wide receiver Trinity Benson, safety Tracy Walker and running back Jamaal Williams.

17 responses to “Tim Boyle activated and set to start for Lions with Jared Goff doubtful

  1. Go Boyle! I don’t think it can be any worse with him over Goff. Now go get that first win!!!

  2. Plain and simple you cant do worse than Goff. Between the contract and his limitations now is the time for Detroit to try and find a bridge qb or at worst a steady long term backup.

  3. I would love to see a graph pertaining to serious injuries over the years. It sure seems like the number of season ending injuries is way up from where it was 10-15 years ago.

    Could be wrong, but man, there are 3-5 guy’s going down seemingly every week.

  4. philmccracken says:
    November 19, 2021 at 5:04 pm
    If you ask the guys around him for years I Green Bay, Boyle may not give the job back.
    True – he is much better than Jordan Love.

  5. There’s prolly countless quarterbacks in the league, out in free agency. Detroit is going to start a regular season game with a dude nobody that follows this site has ever heard of, Tim Boyle. Detroit. Wow.

  6. I’m curious if the Lions are coaches are less concerned about this game than they are about playing on national tv on Thanksgiving? If they’re going to do another game full of trick plays in hopes of stealing a win, it should be on Thanksgiving and not this week against the Browns.

  7. If only we had a coach who was emotionally stable and fundamentally sound, not this emotional boomerang who has more moves than Jagger.

  8. If you’re the GM that swapped Stafford for Goff, I don’t care how many picks you got. What an absolute disaster

  9. If I read this correctly, this Boyle’s 4th year. I’ve never heard of him. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong but I think 7 years entitles you to a full NFL pension. Good for him.

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