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Lions without five starters at practice

Posted by ttwentyman on December 12, 2012 – 1:06 pm

The Lions were without five starters at practice today – four on defense – as they get ready to face the Cardinals in Arizona Sunday.

The team was without cornerbacks Chris Houston and Jacob Lacey, safety Louis Delmas, defensive tackle Nick Fairley and tight end Brandon Pettigrew for the portion of practice open to the media.

Pettigrew left Sunday’s game in Green Bay early in the first quarter with an ankle injury and did not return.

Fairley left in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury and didn’t return.

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said during his Monday press conference that both players were being evaluated on Monday and they would be monitored this week.

Houston and Lacey have been dealing with ankle and foot injuries for the past few weeks.

Delmas missed the Packers game – his eighth missed game this season – with that sore left knee that’s been bothering him all year.


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6 Responses to “Lions without five starters at practice”

  1. By ghost on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Next year.

    Maybe we can trade Suh and Titus Young Jr for some saftys and corners in the off season. I know people worship Suh but I think he is a problem and not all that smart a player.

  2. By ghost on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Let the crys of outrage begin.

  3. By cornelius on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Lions need to consider chad johnson in the off season,.and release Titus Young. Defensively release or trade Avril,.and draft some Linebackers

  4. By Andrea L. Molinari on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    In my humble opinion, the Lions need to use this offseason to stockpile talent on the defensive side of the ball. Clearly, we do have talent already. It seems equally clear (at least to me) that we must have more talent if we hope to hold down our opponents’ scoring in the key moments of the game.

    I really feel that the Lions organization and Lions fans in general (I include myself), love the great offensive explosions that players like Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson can provide. Yet, it is in great defense that a team achieves its best chance for continuous success. Look at the Bears, they have had great defense and that alone has allowed them to be competitive. The same is true of both the Ravens and the Super Bowl winning Bucs. None of these teams could be said to have had great offensive squads.

  5. By sm980268 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    And the our starting secondary held their own, proud of them. Wait till next season. leaders. we need the team to stand up and be vocal LEADERS!!!!!

  6. By ghost on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    sm980268: Yeah right. Next year. There won’t be any significant change until there is change at the top.

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