The Lions were back on the practice field without a couple key contributors today as they began preparations for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay at Ford Field.
The Lions were back on the practice field without a couple key contributors today as they began preparations for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay at Ford Field.
Quin injured his left ankle last week in Pittsburgh and did not finish the game. He watched practice today with his left foot in a walking boot.
He did say in the locker room after practice that he's been wearing the boot for weeks and still hasn't missed a game.
It's become Johnson's usual schedule to sit out practice early in the week. He's been battling a sore right knee for most of the season and coaches have managed it well through the course of the season. Johnson leads the NFL in receiving yards with 1,083, so why mess with a good thing?
Bell was injured late in the third quarter, after racking up 97 total yards, and did not return.
Head coach Jim Schwartz said Monday he could have returned if needed, so it appears to be a minor thing with Bell. He was listed on Wednesday's injury report with an Achilles injury.
The Lions did, however, get cornerback
Defensive end Ziggy Ansah also practiced in limited fashion. Ansah (ankle) returned to practice last Friday and tried to get on the field in Pittsburgh with a pre-game workout. He was held out, however, but he could be in line to return this week.
Green was out with an illness.
A couple new names to the injury report are defensive tackle