The Lions were back on the practice field Wednesday beginning their preparations for Sunday’s game in Cleveland.
They did so, however, without a number of key contributors on both sides of the football.
New to the injury report is tight end Tony Scheffler, who missed practice with a concussion. Scheffler took a big hit across the middle of the field in last week’s game in Green Bay and was slow to get up on the play.
It’s unclear if that’s when the concussion occurred or not.
Scheffler now falls under the NFL protocol regarding concussions and he’ll have to be cleared by an independent neurologist before returning to the field.
Reserve running back
Johnson missed Sunday’s game in Green Bay because of a knee injury he suffered the week prior vs. Chicago. His prognosis for Sunday is still in question.
Fox left Sunday’s game with a knee injury.
Delmas has been battling a knee injury all year, but has yet to miss a game, and it’s been customary for him to practice just once a week on Thursday’s now.
Houston’s been battling a hamstring injury, but played in Green Bay.
Nate Burleson was back on the field and took part in the individual portion of practice in a limited fashion. He didn’t have a helmet, but he went through drills catching a tennis ball with his right hand. He's listed as "out" for Sunday's game on the injury report.