The Lions got some very good news Wednesday as safety Louis Delmas returned to the practice field for the first time since July. Delmas didn’t seem limited at all in the portion of practice open to the media.
He underwent surgery on an his ailing knee Aug. 7 and his recovery has been a little slower than most anticipated. But that’s all in the past now, as the Lions have their heart and soul on defense back. It’s likely he’ll play next week in Philadelphia as long as his knee reacts well to practice.
Delmas missed the last five games of the regular season last year and their was a significant drop in the production of the secondary during that time. The Lions allowed 128 more passing yards per game and nearly six more points per game without Delmas.
The Lions also got rookie linebacker Travis Lewis back on the practice field. Lewis hasn’t played since Week 1 because of quad injury.
Safety Amari Spievey was also back at practice. He missed Sunday’s game against the Vikings with a groin injury.
Not participating in practice for the Lions Wednesday, their final practice before they break for the bye week, were: DE Cliff Avril, C Dominic Raiola, LB Stephen Tulloch, CB Bill Bentley, DT Corey Williams, G Rob Sims, TE Brandon Pettigrew and LB Justin Durant.
The Lions also signed cornerback Lionel Smith to their practice squad. Smith was cut by the Cowboys.
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