The Lions were missing a few key players at practice Tuesday as they prepare for the Packers on Thanksgiving Day on a short week of prep.
Starting defensive tackle Corey Williams did not participate in practice Tuesday.
Williams injured his right calf late in Sunday’s Panthers game and did not return.
When asked Monday if Williams could have finished the game if necessary, Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Williams would have been able too finish if they needed him.
Williams was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday’s injury report. He had his right calf heavily wrapped Tuesday as he watched practice from the sideline.
Also out was defensive end Lawrence Jackson, who missed Sunday’s game with a thigh injury.
Running back Jahvid Best (concussion) and punter Ryan Donahue (quad) remain out. It’s highly unlikely Best will play Thursday, making it the fifth-consecutive game he’ll miss.
Receiver Calvin Johnson stretched before practice but did not have a helmet. He later walked off with a trainer and was listed on the injury report with an ankle injury.
He said after practice, though, that’ll he be fine by game time.
Limited in practice were: WR Rashied Davis (hamstring), S Chris Harris (ankle), LB DeAndre Levy (elbow), S Amari Spievey (toe), WR Maurice Stovall (shoulder) and DE Willie Young (ankle).
Young missed the Panthers game with that ankle injury.
It was no surprise to see running back Kevin Smith taking first-team reps on Tuesday. Smith rushed for 140 yards and had 201 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns against the Panthers Sunday.
Safety Amari Spievey was playing with the first-team defense in the early portion of practice.
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