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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