The Lions initial injury report is still a long list but the news is getting better.
Kevin Smith (ankle) officially lands in the ranks of those that did not practiced but he did dress and stretched with the team. Joining Smith on the sideline was Aaron Berry (shoulder), Louis Delmas (knee), Justin Durant (hamstring), Lawrence Jackson (thigh), Kyle Vanden Bosch (normal rest) and Eric Wright (hamstring). Other than KVB, it remains to be seen how likely these players are to play against the Raiders, although Berry is probably a long shot.
The good news comes in the form of Nick Fairley (foot) and Chris Houston (knee) returning to practice today. Both were limited but this is a good sign for both players after missing last week’s game. Amari Spievey (knee), and Willie Young (ankle) were also limited in practice today.
Rob Sims (shoulder) is the only other player named on the injury report although his practice routine was not altered as a result of his ailment.