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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