Delmas and Houston miss practice again today

Posted by ttwentyman on September 7, 2012 – 12:17 pm

Safety Louis Delmas and cornerback Chris Houston were absent from the portion of Lions practice open to the media again on Friday and the likelihood of either one playing Sunday against the Rams is not very good at this point.

The team will release a full injury report at 4 p.m. with both Houston’s and Delmas’ game statuses for Sunday.

“It is what it is,” Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said earlier this week. “We’ll get through and get those guys back on the field as soon as we can. When we do they’ll be ready. If they’re not, we have other guys that get paid to play also so we’ll be fine.”

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 at the corner spots.

Schwartz said last week that Delmas would have to practice at least once this week in order to play Sunday. He hasn’t practiced since undergoing knee surgery Aug. 7.

Houston suffered an ankle injury in the team’s third preseason game in Oakland and hasn’t practiced since.

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One Response to “Delmas and Houston miss practice again today”

  1. By JP O'Flaherty on Sep 7, 2012 | Reply

    This is the opportunity John Wendling has needed to become a regular starter. If he can play solid defense and tackling, maybe he will permanently replace Delmas. The Lions need to have players playing who want to play, and who hate to miss starts. I do not believe that is true of Delmas, and I am beginning to wonder about Houston. This is often times what is the difference between the great players and the wannabees. John (Wendling) don’t let us down! This is the Lions first step to long term credibility. They have all the parts to tear up the Rams, and remember that Bradford was the QB who stayed in college an extra year because he did NOT want to go to a team like the LIONS!

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