Delmas and Houston listed as doubtful on the injury report

Posted by ttwentyman on September 7, 2012 – 4:04 pm

The Lions have listed safety Louis Delmas and cornerback Chris Houston doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Rams on the team’s official injury report released today.

Both Delmas and Houston missed practice for a fourth time this week as they continue to rehab from knee and ankle injuries, respectively.

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz left open the possibility for both Delmas and Houston to play Sunday by listing them ‘doubtful’ instead of ‘out’, but it seems unlikely at this point that we’ll see either player in uniform on Sunday.

“Both of those guys are getting better and we’ll see where they are on Sunday,” Schwartz said after practice Friday. “Both of them are veteran players; both guys can step in and play with little or no practice time. But we’ll just see when we get to Sunday.”

The Lions are likely to start John Wendling in the place of Delmas as they’ve done all preseason. He’ll play alongside Erik Coleman at the other safety spot. Rookie Bill Bentley and, most likely, Jacob Lacey will start at the corner spots.


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7 Responses to “Delmas and Houston listed as doubtful on the injury report”

  1. By Jerry on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    The Lions better start looking for a replacement for Delmas. It seems he spends more time injured than on the field. Also, this and the total lack of quality depth at running back are the reasons that Meyhew should have passed on Ryan Broyles and taken either a top flight running back or safety in the draft. Broyles is an excellent receiver, but they are strong there and weak at the other two positions. What would have more impact on the team, a fourth receiver or a starting running back or safety/cornerback???? They can score but Broyles isn’t going to play a significant role in that this year. Drafting a strong safety or corner would add a solid piece to a porous secondary and possibly win them games or at least prevent the big burn pass plays that can cost them games. A running back keeps opposing defenses honest and forces them to play for the run, instead of putting Stafforde at jeopardy with the blitzing that happens when a team has a weak running game.

  2. By derick cleveland on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    Look Jerry you are correct about Delmas and finding a replacement in the next couple of years it seems, proable: he plays with so much reckless abandon his body cannot hold up. but i think he has a few good runs left in him just do not rush back which is what he has done and hurt himself even more. Now running back we have a number one guess you missed Leshoure work the last preseason game it is Best I think we may want to look into replacing after this season fast and agile but cannot take the punishment of the NFL. I think this coming draft we find another DB, and a speedster like best but who knows how to take a hit where he does not suffer injury. Finally we will be find this year if we have a pass rush!!!

  3. By rockbo1955 on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    This is another reason I don’t like armchair coach and mangers! both the coach and gm have a good call on the draft for three years and many of the experts said that there were not many good safety or corners at that time and none taken at that time our not any NFL team with smith and green will do better this year! and we have a team that pass to set up the run and screen and Leshoure has some speed and so does green ! But believe it or not Broyles was the best choice and a smart one because you 4 to 5 wr and rb set let them put eight in the box Stafford will burn them we will be better this year on defense in the secondary and lbs we new and veterans from other teams we will be just fine!

  4. By Hogfish on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    The Lions need a healthy secondary. The next 5 out of 7 games the Lions are playing some of the toughest teams in the NFL. The Lions do not need any weak links in the chain on the field to hurt the team. The steady and the strongest chain available must be on the field. The road games are going to be tough. St. Louis and Minnesota at home. With playoff contenders scheduled in between. Healthy players only please. When in doubt sit it out. We need you for the long haul.

  5. By kdk5680 on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    5 out of 7 are tough? Ok, St. Louis and Minnesota are give mes, Tennessee an d Seattle are overrated, which leaves SF, Philly and Chicago. SF is definitely tough and a win would be an upset. Chicago’s Cutler/Marshal combo is OVERRATED. They put up decent (not spectacular) stats in a crap division and went no where, unless you count being traded as going somewhere. Which Leaves the Eagles who live an die by Vick. Plus we get them after our bye week(bonus). So it is more then feasible to come out of the first seven at 6-1. Follow that with Jacksonville and Minnesota and we will be in good shape. With only three of the last 7 even challenging(GB, Chicago, @GB) I definitely see playoffs. 11-5 at worst.

  6. By Henry on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    If I were Schwartz, I would do the same thing. San Fran is expected to be a bit tougher next week. If possible, let the new players get experience with our system against the (team overhauled) Rams, who are likely to put up more run yards. If we are losing to the Rams against passing yards after the 1st Quarter, then put in Delmas and Houston. Why risk hurting them in the first game when they can be a little healthier or less banged up against San Fran?

    As far as our running game: The Rams didn’t do too well against the run last year. I would ask Smith if he prefered more reps or rest in preperation for the 49ers. I think Bell and Williams can handle the Rams Rushing defense, and this would give us a little better feel for who to keep next year. If they’re not getting 5 yards a carry after the 1st Quarter, I’d put Smith in: don’t want to risk losing what should be a win.

  7. By John on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    Where is your team injury report?

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