Lions still without Ziggy Ansah and Bill Bentley at practice

Posted Nov 13, 2013

Starting defensive end Ziggy Ansah and starting nickel cornerback Bill Bentley remain sidelined due to injury

Ziggy AnsahZiggy Ansah (Photo: G. Smith/Detroit Lions)

It was back to the practice field for the Detroit Lions today as they began on-field preparations for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh.

The team did so without starting right defensive end Ziggy Ansah (ankle) or starting nickel cornerback Bill Bentley (knee). Both players remain sidelined after sustaining injuries in the Dallas game Oct. 27. Neither player has practiced or played since.

Montell Owens also sat out the portion of practice open to the media. The eighth-year running back aggravated a prior knee injury in Chicago last week, though head coach Jim Schwartz said Monday the injury was short term.

Receiver Calvin Johnson and safety Louis Delmas did not practice, either, but that was presumably a day of rest, which has been the norm throughout the season for both players.

Detroit did get tackle Corey Hilliard back on the field. He hasn't practiced since injuring a knee against Cincinnati Oct. 20 and was limited on Wednesday's injury report.

Undrafted rookie LaAdrian Waddle, who replaced Hilliard in Cincinnati and has started the last two games, remained at the right tackle spot with the first team in the portion of practice open to the media, however.