The Lions resumed on-field preparations for Sunday’s regular season opener against the Rams Wednesday, but did so without safety Louis Delmas and cornerback Chris Houston, who were the only players absent from the portion of practice open to the media.
Dr. James Andrews performed knee surgery on Delmas Aug. 7 and he hasn’t returned to practice since. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said last week that Delmas would have to practice at some point this week if he wanted to play Sunday.
Houston has been out of practice since suffering an ankle injury against the Raiders in the third preseason game.
Check back with Detroitlions.com for the release of the first official injury report of the season at 4 p.m.
The Lions signed safety Ricardo Silva to the practice squad, three days after releasing him from the initial 53-man roster to make room for cornerback Drayton Florence, who the team signed Sunday.
Silva cleared waivers and the Lions made room for him on the eight-man practice squad by releasing cornerback Ross Weaver.
He spent the first majority of last season on the Lions’ practice squad before being activated Week 13 against the Saints after Delmas suffered a knee injury the week prior against the Packers.
Silva is the fifth safety on the roster behind Delmas, Erik Coleman, John Wendling and Amari Spievey.
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