The Lions secondary might be a little healthier this week than they were last week but not as much as we’d like. Chris Houston and Louis Delmas are both still being held out of practice with knee injuries. It was revealed that both are suffering from injuries similar to what Matt Forte is facing in Chicago so this figures to be a multi-week ordeal.
The good news is that Brandon McDonald is back to practice, although he has been limited the past two days. The news isn’t as good elsewhere on the defense. Nick Fairley is back in a walking boot and hasn’t participated in practice this week while Lawrence Jackson has also missed time due to his thigh injury. Willie Young has been limited so far this week but has been practicing as was the case with Justin Durant until today when his hamstring kept him out.
Rob Sims and Kevin Smith are the only offensive players named on the injury report. Smith hasn’t practiced yet this week but plans on testing his ankle tomorrow. Sims is nursing a shoulder injury and has been limited so far this week.