Lions without seven starters at practice, including Titus Young

Posted by ttwentyman on November 27, 2012 – 4:05 pm

The Lions were on the practice field Tuesday for a bonus practice.

The team was without seven of it’s starters – three along the offensive line.

Left tackle Jeff Backus, left guard Rob Sims and right tackle Gosder Cherilus all sat out of practice. Backus missed his first-career game last week with a hamstring injury.

Riley Reiff, who started in place of Backus last week, was filling in at left tackle on Tuesday. Dylan Gandy was at left guard and Jason Fox at right tackle during skeleton drills.

Receiver Titus Young, who was inactive last week because of disciplinary reasons, did not practice. Head coach Jim Schwartz will update his status after practice.

The team also practiced without safety Louis Delmas, who’s sore left knee caused him to miss overtime on Thanksgiving. They were also without defensive end Cliff Avril and defensive tackle Corey Williams.


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15 Responses to “Lions without seven starters at practice, including Titus Young”

  1. By Brandon on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Well, this is an opportunity for Fox to show his true potential, and potentially move toward a starting role next season. Cherilus needs to be in the mix, especially since his salary could leave him off the Lions roster in ’13.

    Cut Young for his selfish actions, or salvage a pick or two in the later rounds if possible.

    Avril should not be resigned as his inconsistency does not warrant the big dollars he is hoping for.

    Delmas is a tough call, he’s the heart of the defense, but his Bob Sanders-like injury issues make him a big risk. The salary cap issue makes Delmas a big decision, especially if they decide to put the franchise tag on him in hopes for one full season of work.

    Cut Williams, he’s 4th string at this point even when healthy. His age does not help his cause.

    Backus is another person to sever the ties, as Reiff is the obvious replacement and needs the reps.

  2. By Raymond on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Sign babin who was let go today by the eagles

  3. By Brandon on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Babin is 32, and would not help the future of the team. He does not do well with run defense either. The Lions are 10th in the waiver order, and if he gets to Detroit, I believe they would let him pass by, as he’s not worth a multi year deal.

  4. By John on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Now is a good time to see what some of the backup players can do, especially with all of the injuries the Lions have. I think the starters have shown their value, so mix in the younger guys a little bit to see what they can do. I don’t think a huge overhaul is necessary. The only difference between this season and last year is:
    Last year they made the few critical plays that were needed, and this year they didn’t, and that is a shame because I think the overall talent is better than last year. It will be interesting to see how Mayhew handles the personnel with all of the salary caps issues they have.

  5. By Raymond on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Babin needed a change good fit when the word future of the team comes up I begin to laugh look at the head coach now the bright side same old same old

  6. By Ryan on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Here is a thought, ENOUGH CELEBRATING. There is no need to be show boating after every tackle that you Linebackers make. Same with our secondary. start focusing on consecutively stopping plays first. Also quit missing Tackles. after you guys accomplish the basics, and become good at it then maybe you guys and showboat a little. It was embarrassing on thanksgiving to watch ya’ll miss opportunities and then celebrate when you finally make a stop. If ya’ll want to restore the roar then restore it. Right now ya’ll shouldn’t be celebrating.

    sincerely,
    a Detroit native and Soldier in the U.S. army out of FT Bragg NC

  7. By rockbo1955 on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    I really glad to hear it from the quarterback that Broyles really played well ! For all you nay sayer this guy was the right pick and he has proved this when most people thought he would not play this year! He is better then Young on the field and off the field period !

  8. By Sagmich on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Babin? He stinks, he is finished. Why would the Lions sign him? Oh yeah that is right they take everyone’s garbage.

  9. By Raymond on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Babin I believe would be a good fit would help suh be more effective looking ahead to next year

  10. By Wajiboy on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    I think they should sign Babin and get rid of Avril , Williams and another guy. They should have kept Everet Brwn and on the offensive side make Backus the back up and get rid of the RG and RT and start looking for a bigger center too. And as far as RB we need a muscle hamster I know we should have selected Adrian P but the idiots took Sims and no don’t even have him. Now as far as another big wide reciever why didnt you idiots take Plaxico for a 2 yr deal. Look for another big boy and get rid of the Titus and her drama ok. And get us 3 more real players on defense also.

  11. By Todd Dumont on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    somthings gotta be wrong with the d-line,cuz when you have a player like Suh sure they can double and somtimes triple up on him but that should leave someone open to crush the quarterback!! And our total lack of a secondary makes blitzing a joke!!Another o-lineman and a revamped defense is “all” we need haha!!Always have been and always will be a Lions fan,but if they dont find someone who can evaluate talent,Im never gunna be a HAPPY LIONS FAN!!!!

  12. By simms on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Put suh at left tackle, or make him a place holder for field goals, or help Delmas cheerlead with our world famous high school cheerleaders! Better yet, he can rub old man fords feet while he is laughing in his suite at all the dummy’s who spend money to see the lions play

  13. By John Hunt on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    Start Ryan Broyles.
    That’s it.

  14. By sm980268 on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    If Titus Young dosent get atleast 75 yds in the rest of the games, get rid of him and his ego……………..Why does alot of people have negative opinions of Cliff Avril, hes a mad man ( hidden core of the defense. check the film ) hes a pure hidden gem that we need to lock up for years. Dont know which games your watching.Cory Williams is totally solid also who needs a shout out……………………………Their are a number of ex-Lion players were iron men ,blue color , core of excellence : corey redding, mark spindler, tracy scroggins, mark carrier. At least Delmas is going to be nice and rested for next season!!!!

  15. By sm980268 on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    The biggest blunder in Lions history was Chuck Schmidt trading away pro bowler Jerry Ball ( a hulking destroying) since we were using the 3 – 4 Defense, so called bend but dont break. Or how about Chuck trading a first round pick for Pat Swilling who was totally lost in the 3-4 defense. Hes was a 4-3 defense pass rushing specialist from new orleans who became a bust.

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