Chris Houston returns to practice; Delmas, Bentley and Johnson sit out

Posted by ttwentyman on September 12, 2012 – 12:03 pm

As promised, Chris Houston returned to the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday afternoon. The sixth-year cornerback hasn’t practiced since suffering a high ankle sprain Week 3 of the preseason against the Raiders.

Houston told the media Monday that today’s practice was crucial in determining if he can make his season debut in San Francisco Sunday night. In actuality, Thursday might be even more important. If he practices two days in a row, he’s probably ready to roll.

Jacob Lacey started in place of Houston in last Sunday’s 27-23 victory over the Rams.

Safety Louis Delmas was not at practice Wednesday. He hasn’t practiced since undergoing knee surgery Aug. 7.

Also absent from practice was rookie cornerback Bill Bentley, who suffered a concussion against the Rams and is now subject to the league’s protocol on concussions before he returns to the practice field.

Receiver Calvin Johnson also did not practice. He was most likely given a day of rest, though. The Lions gave Johnson days off practice during the week last year, as well.

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8 Responses to “Chris Houston returns to practice; Delmas, Bentley and Johnson sit out”

  1. By Ryan on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks for the heart attack! I read that headline and thought, OH NOOO! THE CURSE!! NOOOOOOOO!! but then it was ok.. *shakes fist at title writer* Go Lions! Hope these hurt guys get better soon, can’t wait to see them in action!

  2. By James Emory on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    I think we wil see Chris in there for a few plays to give the others a breather but won’t be a starter.

  3. By BZ on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    I really hope Det. and their secondary show up against 9ers if not the game won’t be as good.

  4. By Little on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    I hope Bentley doesn’t have the same DR. as Best otherwise he may not play this year or next.

  5. By tbone on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t understant the Javid Best situation. Probably one of the most talanted running backs in the league. BUT, what possibly could the Dr be holding him back for.

    Is the NFL affraid of Sam Bernstein?? Is that the deal???

    Someone explain this to me…..

  6. By 57lionman57 on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    Enough, Enough, Enough…Delmas needs to go, NOW!!!!!!! What a joke. This guy did NOT have surgery, he had a scope,(big difference)… While Chris Houston had probably the 2nd most serious injury, a high ankle sprain, that any player in the league could have and in alittle over 3 weeks he’s back, and other players continue with broken arms, A P back in 9 months after a torn ACL, etc. etc. etc., Bottom line is this, while 52 active players participate and struggle to gain a starting spot on Sundays roster, 1 player gets paid and has been getting paid to sit watch and talk… Why all the worry about this guy who has never done anything remarkable in the first place??? The LIONS let Alphonzo Smith go and kept Delmas, and I for one don’;t get it..Correct me if im wrong, but before you jump my butt, check the stats, I promise that if you do, then you’ll have the same attitude that I do. GO LIONS

  7. By Chad Collins on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    Calvin should be fine.Not sure a out Mr Bentley.Concussions can be life or death.

  8. By russbell on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    this game will seperate the men that go to superbowls and the boys who wish
    they could. time to grow up secondary i still think we should have went after
    morris clayborne we need a ball hawk corner or a tall and fast shutdown corner
    but i like the players we got i think chris greenwood is going to be very speical
    i know talent when i see it go lions kick their butts ;]

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