Three key starters back at Lions practice today

Posted by ttwentyman on November 15, 2012 – 1:03 pm

The Lions got three key starters back on the practice field Thursday as they continue to get ready for Sunday’s matchup vs. Green Bay.

Cornerback Chris Houston, receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive end Cliff Avril all returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday.

Houston injured his ankle in the fourth quarter last week at Minnesota and did not return to the game. He said afterward the injury wasn’t serious, though. It appears he was right.

Avril, who wasn’t yet cleared to return from a concussion by practice time Wednesday, was cleared sometime after practice and returned to action today.

The Lions also got safety Erik Coleman back after he missed practice yesterday with headaches associated from being poked in the eye.

The Lions are still without safeties Louis Delmas and Amari Spievey and defensive tackle Corey Williams.

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7 Responses to “Three key starters back at Lions practice today”

  1. By Dean Ford on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry to say it, but its to late, once again the Lions have everyone hoping they can win a game. To many injury’s/ No running game/and High school DB’s in the back field—Love ya guys but since 64 you have won 1 playoff game….Get healthy for next season.

  2. By mitch on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    I beg to differ Dean :)….we did win 1 playoff game against the cowboys…I was there. Even still, I whole-heartedly agree. 1 Playoff win since ’64 is ludicrious!

  3. By redwingliger on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    At this point the more losses the Lions can accumulate the better, because it’s more difficult for Mayhew and Schwartz to select a player that is a miss the higher up the draft board you go. We saw what he could do with mid-late first and second round draft picks, (not to mention third through seventh rounds draft picks) last April. This coming April Mr. Ford Jr. better tell Mayhew and Schwartz they’ll be fired if they pick anything but defensive players, (preferably of need i.e. secondary) this time around. I am sick of them taking luxury picks like OT, or WR in the first and second round when a high profile CB and/or SS were a much greater need based on their early exit from the playoffs once again.

  4. By Sagmich on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    I remember that playoff win against the Cowboys. Now with the way the Lions are playing this season I fear there goes our Monday night spots and Sunday night spots and I have a feeling the Sunday night game on Dec. 9th against the Pack will be bumped up to 1:00pm. Very disappointing season.

  5. By Don on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Every time that I here anyone complaining about our Coach’s, GM, President It just starts to smell like a TEAM in our conference.
    Or Fans from the other TEAMS in our conference
    Even though this TEAM might not make the playoffs. Most of the Detroit Lion Fans out here still like the direction that this Team is headed into with our Coach’s and our GM and our Team President.
    We all hoped that things would move along a little faster However, as I have been paying attention this is the first Time since the 90′s that I have seen fans that will stick out and watch the whole game through believing that this TEAM still has a chance to win the Game.
    Now IF our TEAM would Start believing it also we might win a lot more games!. And we had some great Picks since Schwartz and Mayhew have been at the helm. And it is only going to get better!
    YES, I also was hoping for more help in the Backfield. However, Ryan Broyles has just gotten started, and Riley Rieff is Totally going to be a beast at RT! And I am sorry but, even though our oofensive has done a pretty good job this year I wouls still like to see maybe another Line Beast that can Really Open those holes for our RB to start picking up 40 at a time instead of 4,5,and 6 at a time. Maybe 7 but still not enough.
    It may be a bit of a disapointing season But a 0-16 season it is not and hopes that it never will be again! There are still more games to play and I expect this TEAM to go out there and Take them from every TEAM we Face. SO LIONS GO AND GET THESE GAMES! IT IS FUN WINNING GAMES AT THE LAST END OF THE SEASON. IT MESSES WITH EVERYONE’S HEADS! SO GO HAVE FUN AND RACK AND CRACK SOME HEADS! WELL, NOT REALLY CRACK THERE HEADS.(:.
    go lions!

  6. By mIANCIS on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply


  7. By Aron on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Redwinglinger… how is offensive line a luxury pick? O-line may be the most important position outside of QB. They dictate the tempo, the running game, the passing game (via protection), and the health of Stafford. O-line CANNOT be neglected, especially when the Lions have O-linemen near retirement. But I agree defense, especially backfield, needs to be a priority as well.

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