The Lions practiced Thursday without a number of key contributors on defense.
Safety Louis Delmas and corner Chris Houston remain sidelined with knee injuries. Both missed Sunday’s game in New Orleans after suffering their injuries on Thanksgiving.
Rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who was in a protective boot Wednesday, remains out with that foot injury he aggravated against the Saints Sunday.
Defensive end Lawrence Jackson continues to be sidelined with that deep thigh bruise.
Linebacker Justin Durant didn’t practice Thursday after being limited by a hamstring injury on Wednesday.
On the offensive side of the ball, running back Kevin Smith (ankle) missed a second-straight practice. Remember, Smith got his biggest workload in Thursday’s practice last week.
Receiver Titus Young was back working with the first-team offense in the portion of practice open to the media. Rashied Davis was getting most of that work in that spot Wednesday.
Young was benched for the second half of the Saints game game after being flagged for unnecessary roughness after the whistle early in the third quarter.
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