Safety Louis Delmas was back at Lions practice today for the first time since injuring his left knee in the third quarter against Seattle Oct. 28.
Delmas has missed six games this year with left knee troubles, but appears to be ready to make his return on Thanksgiving when the Lions host the Texans (9-1).
The Lions had two of their better defensive performances this season when Delmas was on the field at Philadelphia and at Chicago. He’s the team’s best safety and is the heart and soul of that defense.
After missing the first four games of the season due to rehab from the surgery he underwent Aug. 7, Delmas made his 2012 debut in Philadelphia and had seven tackles, two tackles for loss and an interception in the Lions win.
The Texans come to town with the league’s third-ranked scoring offense.
The Lions also welcomed defensive tackle Corey Williams back to the portion of practice open to the media. Williams has missed the last two games with a knee injury.
Second-year defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been playing well in Williams’ place, but the Lions could certainly use their full arsenal up front vs. a very good Texans offensive line.
The Lions were without tackle Jeff Backus (hamstring), cornerback Drayton Florence (concussion) and receiver Titus Young, who’s been ruled out for disciplinary reasons.
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