Delmas hasn’t practice since undergoing knee surgery Aug. 7 and his availability for Sunday’s season-opener at Ford Field against the Rams is still in question. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Delmas would have to practice at some point this week if he were going to play Sunday.
“I don’t want to say Monday's his biggest thing,” Schwartz said after last Thursday’s preseason finale. “It’s probably we’re going to need to see him get on the field. His first action isn’t going to be Sunday against the Rams. He’s going to need to get back, but I think he’s on a good path. I don’t know when he’ll get back, but he’s been improving every day. He’s been making good progress.”
Houston injured his ankle in the third preseason game against the Raiders and hasn't practiced since.
Both of their availability for Sunday is still in doubt.
Also Monday, the Lions found room for new cornerback Drayton Florence on the 53-man roster by releasing safety
Silva was an undrafted free agent out of Hampton in 2011 and spent time on the Lions’ practice squad and active roster last season, recording three special teams tackles.