Lacey ruled out for Monday; Bentley doubtful

Posted by ttwentyman on October 20, 2012 – 3:00 pm

The Lions will be without cornerback Jacob Lacey for Monday’s game at Chicago.

Lacey did not return to practice this week after suffering a concussion last week in a victory at Philadelphia and has been ruled out on Saturday’s injury report. Lacey started at right cornerback against the Eagles.

Rookie Bill Bentley, who has also started at right cornerback this season, is listed as doubtful with a shoulder injury. Bentley left the Eagles game with the injury and only returned to practice Friday and Saturday in a limited fashion.

If Bentley can’t play, the Lions will turn to either Jonte Greeen or Alphonso Smith to fill the right cornerback spot opposite Chris Houston.

Defensive tackle Corey Williams is questionable after returning to the practice field for the first time this week since undergoing knee surgery at the end of September. Williams didn’t practice Saturday and was limited Thursday and Friday.

The team listed defensive end Cliff Avril (back), safety Louis Delmas (knee), defensive end Ronnell Lewis (eye), tight end Brandon Pettigrew (knee), linebacker Stephen Tulloch (knee) and receiver Titus Young (knee) as probable.

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CB Jacob Lacey still not practicing

Posted by ttwentyman on October 20, 2012 – 11:47 am

Cornerback Jacob Lacey missed his fourth practice of the week Saturday, still recovering from a concussion. He suffered the injury in last week’s win at Philadelphia and is still going through the NFL’s protocol on returning from concussions. His status for Monday’s game at Chicago will be released in today’s injury report at 4 p.m.

If Lacey can’t go, the Lions will turn to either Bill Bentley, Jonte Green or Alphonso Smith at right cornerback. Bentley has been nursing a shoulder injury and his status for Monday is still up in the air, though.

Also missing the portion of practice open to the media was defensive tackle Corey Williams. Williams has been limited all week, his first week back on the practice field since undergoing knee surgery at the end of September. He’s missed the Lions’ last two games.

The Lions had a similar schedule with safety Louis Delmas, though, in his return to the practice field last week from his own knee surgery. Delmas practiced during the week in limited fashion and was eased back at the end of the week. He was ready to play Sunday. We’ll see if that’s the plan with Williams, too.

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