Leshoure, Houston and Bentley practice; Delmas still out

Posted by ttwentyman on September 19, 2012 – 12:01 pm

Lions running back Mikel Leshoure was the last player to trot out of the locker room and onto the field Wednesday morning for practice, which is curious, because no one would have blamed him if he’d camped out at the 50-yard line last night.

Leshoure was back on the practice field after serving a two-game suspension for marijuana possession this offseason. He still has to surrender two more game checks as part of his league-mandated penalty, but Leshoure should be strapping it up Sunday in Tennessee for his first regular season game since the Lions drafted him in the second round in 2010. He missed all of his rookie season last year after tearing his Achilles in training camp.

He split hand-offs with Kevin Smith and the first-team offense in the portion of practice open to the media.

The Lions are hoping Leshoure can give the run game a boost Sunday against the Titans.

Also back at practice for the Lions was cornerback Bill Bentley, who missed last Sunday’s game vs. the 49ers with a concussion.

Cornerback Chris Houston was at practice Wednesday, too, and looked to be doing more in the early portion of practice than he had last week when he was limited all three days of practice. Houston hasn’t played since spraining an ankle in Week 3 of the preseason.

Not participating in practice were: receiver Calvin Johnson, safety Louis Delmas, tight end Tony Scheffler, linebacker Travis Lewis, cornerback Drayton Florence and defensive tackle Corey Williams.

Johnson didn’t practice last Wednesday with a foot injury, either, but played against the 49ers and had eight catches for 94 yards.

The Lions will release the first injury report of the week at 4 p.m. today on Detroitlions.com.

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7 Responses to “Leshoure, Houston and Bentley practice; Delmas still out”

  1. By wow on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply


  2. By Chad Dionis on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think he tore his Achilles, not his ACL

  3. By JP O'Flaherty on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think it is time for LeShoure to grow up CUT HIS HAIR and act like an NFL running back. I am so sick and tired of these NFL stars who are handed millions of dollars on a silver platter and don’t have brains enough to take advantage of the opportunity given them. How long do they think fans will tolerate the hyjinx and foolish immature behavior. Mikel LeShoure get your freakin rearend out on the field Sunday and show why the Detroit Lions chose you to be a starting running back in the NFL! ALL of the Lions need to start acting like the champions they keep telling their fans they are gonna be. They never should have lost to SF and that cocky asshole Harbaugh. A stupid penalty, a missed GIMME FG, bad passing and dropped passes, that is the same old swan song we have endured for 50 years, and I am tired of it. TOO many primadonna millionaires in the League anymore, BOY do I MISS BARRY!

  4. By neolion on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    Cut his hair?.
    Geez, I haven’t heard that one in forty five years. What on Earth does that have to do with anything pertaining to football? Let’s make him get a mani=pedi just for good measure.

    Glad to have you back ML, hair and all.

  5. By Bret on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    DON’T CUT YOUR HAIR. The more dreads the better.

  6. By Rodney Burrell on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    I miss Barry Too!!!

  7. By Rodney Burrell on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    How Good would my Beloved team be if BARRY (The Little Tank, as my father used to refer to him as.) was running the rock behind Matt and Calvin?

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