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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