Johnson, Young, Avril and Houston return to practice

Posted by ttwentyman on November 9, 2012 – 1:14 pm

Four starters returned to the practice field Friday for the Lions.

Receivers Calvin Johnson (knee) and Titus Young (knee), along with defensive end Cliff Avril (back), participated in the portion of practice open to the media for the first time this week.

Johnson didn’t practice at all last week before playing in the Lions’ game at Jacksonville, so it’s a good sign his sore left knee is feeling better.

Cornerback Chris Houston was also back at practice after missing Thursday with flu-like symptoms.

The team was still without safeties Louis Delmas (knee) and Amari Spievey (concussion), defensive tackle Corey Williams (knee) and offensive tackle Corey Hilliard (knee).

The injury report with game designations for Sunday’s game at Minnesota will be released at 4 p.m. on

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5 Responses to “Johnson, Young, Avril and Houston return to practice”

  1. By damnthemlions on Nov 9, 2012 | Reply

    Knowing that the big boys are coming back, the lions should be healthy to ROAR LOUD!!!!!!

  2. By Andrea L. Molinari on Nov 9, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, I HAVE to ask this: How tough is Chris Houston? That guy is sick with the flu and he is back practicing? Are you serious? Last year, he was playing with the shoulder issues and God knows what other injuries! He isn’t that big and he never pulls away from tackling guys who (almost always) are bigger than him.

    I swear, he should be called Chris “Nails” Houston because he is so tough-minded that he must chew nails instead of gum! ;)

    Wow! Chris, you are really something!

  3. By eric on Nov 9, 2012 | Reply

    I hope delmas can come back this week the lions will be so much better with him. I still cant belive the lins defense is ranked number 7 with all the injuries they had but if you look at the record the only loss they should have is against the niners their special teams screwed them big time this year, and a few costly drops that could have been for a TD or a first down to run more time off the clock or even get points on the board. Go lions i think you can make the playoffs just have to beat the teams in our own division starting this sunday and then next week. Also why is it every year on Thanksgiving the lions have to play a team like Houston really. Next make next year against a team in our division or stay with the NFC for once.

  4. By Macksofunny@ on Nov 9, 2012 | Reply

    Glad CJ back that would have been a close one

  5. By Macksofunny@ on Nov 9, 2012 | Reply


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