The Cleveland Browns are expected to start rookie
Mingo has registered three sacks in his first four professional games -- which rank second on the team, and also among NFL rookies -- and collected four quarterback hits in last Thursday’s win over the Buffalo Bills.
Fellow outside linebacker
In addition to Sheard, the Browns have deactivated offensive linemen
Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is active after missing last week’s 22-9 loss at Green Bay. Johnson leads the Lions with 312 yards and four touchdowns on 21 catches through four games.
Detroit deactivated wide receiver Nate Burleson, quarterback Kellen Moore, cornerback Jonte Green, running back Theo Riddick, guard Leroy Harris, tackle Jason Fox and tight end Tony Scheffler for the game.
Veteran offensive lineman Corey Hilliard will start at right tackle in Fox’s place.