DT Corey Williams still not at practice; others return

Posted by ttwentyman on December 22, 2011 – 1:10 pm

The Lions were still without defensive tackle Corey Williams (hip) in the team’s final practice of the week Thursday before Saturday’s home game against the Chargers.

Williams played through the hip injury against the Raiders last week and said Wednesday that it wouldn’t keep him from playing Saturday.

We’ll see.

Also missing practice was safety Louis Delmas (knee) and corner Don Carey (concussion).

The Lions did get defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck), right tackle Gosder Cherilus (hamstring) and safety Chris Harris (concussion) back on the practice field. Each missed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Defensive tackle Nick Fairley and defensive end Willie Young worked off to the side instead of taking part in individual drills in the portion of practice open to the media.


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9 Responses to “DT Corey Williams still not at practice; others return”

  1. By c on Dec 22, 2011 | Reply

    Other than Delmas, the injuries are really starting to come off the list. Houston and wright have a huge test this weekend with two 6’5″ receivers. Hopfully Calvin gives them a good look. I’m hoping their keeping Fairley out just to keep him fresh for Saturday.

  2. By robert brenton on Dec 22, 2011 | Reply

    What is realy wrong with fairly he has been cleared to play for the last three to four weeks. He can,t seem to keep himself in the game. every week it,s the same thing his foot is hurting him. I,am begining to wonder if we made a mistake getting this guy. Heis big enough to chase a bear with a switch but every time he plays a down or two he is out again.They use to play a little hurt lets get in there and play we need you.go lions.

  3. By STEVEF on Dec 22, 2011 | Reply

    We need to get some db’s and safteys that will last a whole season..every year we have secondary issues and with the way teams are throwing all the time these days we cant afford to have our entire secondary hurt all the time.. am i the only one who realizes this is are biggest problem. I sure hope we go get a big time db or saftey this offseason..

  4. By Lunn64 on Dec 22, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry, I gotta agree. I’m beginning to think Fairley might be soft. It’s time to suck it up and play hurt. There isn’t much season left then you can rest and get back to 100%. The reality is, no one plays at 100% in the sport of football. Prove us wrong, big fella.

  5. By jswendner on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    SOFT?…SOFT??? Fairly is Cosheee soft, with poor work ethics and NO HEART!! Trade him just get rid of this Mutt!! Remember he was gonna learn some work ethic from Suh and KVB.. All he learned was to ride the bench,F— him we can win without this growth or boil on the side of the team.. just say “My feets hurt coach”….LOSER!!

  6. By geneo on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    i understand you guys are mad about fairly but saying he soft and wanna trade him talk is crazy. y’all must of missed the begining of the saints game cause fairly was all over the place. if you guys ever recorded a game and just watch what fairly does you would think to yourself damn if this dude was playing at 100% him and suh would be a problem. i feel sometimeshe he gets off the ball a little bit faster then suh the only problem on the defense is r banged of secondary and sometimes are linebackers don’t fill holes all that good.

  7. By Smarterthanyou on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    Nick Fairley is neither soft or the wrong pick. There is very low blood supply to the foot and metatarsal fractures take longer than other bones to heal because of the combination of tension, load and blood supply. Swelling causes pain and hinders repair. This isn’t about toughing it out. Get some fresh air.

  8. By tony kayden on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    I think we need to give Fairly a chance. Obviously the screw in his foot has bothered him. Perhaps he needed more time. Let’s see how he plays this week, if he can suck it up like Lunn and Wender say. If he can’t, maybe this injury is one that will cause too many problems. Also, I agree with SteveF..we need to get some guys in the secondary that are bigger and stronger and don’t get hurt so often. I think Houston, Delmas, Wright and Berry had some good games, especially Houston and Wright. But if they keep getting injured we will never be able to compete in this league where passing has become the offense for most teams who have big receivers and tight ends like Megatron.

  9. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 2, 2012 | Reply

    I’m SO happy that the Lions are bringing Corey back this year, his play and veteran leadership is vastly underrated.

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