Lacey and Spievey ruled out for Sunday; Levy doubtful

Posted by ttwentyman on October 26, 2012 – 4:00 pm

The Lions will be without starters Jacob Lacey and Amari Spievey Sunday vs. the Seahawks and aren’t likely to have linebacker DeAndre Levy, either.

Lacey and Spievey have been ruled out Sunday with concussions and Levy is doubtful after missing practice all week with a hamstring injury. Ashlee Palmer is likely to start for Levy and Erik Coleman for Spievey.

Cornerback Bill Bentley is listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report. If he plays, he’ll start for Lacey. If it is determined he can’t play for a second straight game, rookie Jonte Green will get his second consecutive start. Bentley has been limited all week with a shoulder injury.

Also questionable are: defensive end Cliff Avril (back), safety Louis Delmas (knee) and receiver Titus Young (knee). Avril and Young were limited in practice Friday, while Delmas sat out.

Receiver Calvin Johnson, tight end Brandon Pettigrew, linebacker Stephen Tulloch and defensive tackle Corey Williams are all probable with knee injuries.


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Johnson and Delmas sit out practice; Avril back

Posted by ttwentyman on October 26, 2012 – 11:49 am

The Lions were on the practice field for the final time today in preparation for Sunday’s game against Seattle and did so without a number of starters for the portion of practice open to the media.

After limited practice Thursday, receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) and safety Louis Delmas (knee) sat out today. Game designations will be released at 4 p.m. on the team’s injury report, but expect both players to play Sunday.

That might not be the case for cornerback Jacob Lacey and safety Amari Spievey, who have yet to practice since suffering concussions. Lacey is in danger of missing his second consecutive game, while Spievey suffered his concussion Monday at Chicago.

Linebacker DeAndre Levy missed his second straight practice with a hamstring injury. If Levy can’t play Sunday, expect Ashlee Palmer to start in his place.

Defensive end Cliff Avril returned to practice Friday after missing Thursday with a back injury.


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