Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Falcons.
Pettigrew didn't practice this week and will be replaced by a combination of Tony Scheffler and Will Heller. The Lions have also deactivated CB Ron Bartell, DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo, OL Jason Fox, OT Corey Hilliard, DE Ronnell Lewis and QB Kellen Moore. Louis Delmas (knee) will make his second consecutive start at free safety. Rotoworld ranks Scheffler 11th among tight ends for Week 16.