It looked a lot worse than it actually was Friday night when running back
“It looked like it was career-ending when he went down,” Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said after practice Sunday. “But it wasn’t.”
X-rays during the game were negative on Logan’s ankle and he wasn’t in a boot or crutches as he watched practice from the sidelines Sunday afternoon in Allen Park.
“I think I scared a few people,” Logan said of the injury. “I scared my mom a lot. She was pretty nervous.
“I’m just working hard and I’m in (the training room) every day to get myself back and I want to be out here with these boys. It hurt me a lot not to be out there today.”
Schwartz categorized Logan’s injury as day-to-day, which is much better than initially thought with a non-contact injury of that nature.
“He’s a tough guy,” Schwartz said. “He doesn’t miss too much (practice). He was battling a little bit of a thigh bruise last week too, but he’s a tough guy.”
Logan’s absence was eased a bit Sunday by the return of
In his NFL debut Friday night in Baltimore, rookie second-round pick
“He was one of the few guys that we had on a pitch count,” Schwartz said Sunday. “We wanted him to get started and just sort of get his feet wet a little bit. He’s been doing a good job in practice and had a good day today."
When the Lions drafted Broyles back in April, Schwartz said the thing he liked most about him was that he simply knew how to get open. Schwartz reaffirmed that after Sunday's practice.
“There’s a reason he’s the all-time leading receiver in NCAA Division I history because he just knows how to get open,” he said. “(The Ravens) blitzed and he set his route down and really did a good job of setting himself up.
“He’s going to get faster and his physical skills are going to get sharper as he goes on, but he hasn’t lost anything from a mental standpoint. He was very sharp that way.”
A FEW PRACTICE OBSERVATIONS
- Filling in for Logan, Edwards mishandled two punts and caught the ire of special teams coordinator Danny Crossman. He made up for a couple special teams gaffes with a few terrific catches on offense. He had three diving touchdown grabs on offense, two in front of cornerback
Bill Bentley, who had good coverage both times. Stephen Tullochis a true three-down linebacker in the sense that he doesn’t come off the field when the Lions bring in an extra cornerback when they go to the nickel. He showed why Sunday getting his hand on two Matthew Staffordpasses, once in 7-on-7 and another time in a team portion of practice.
- Rookie third-round pick Bill Bentley was back at right cornerback with the first-team defense on Sunday with
Jacob Laceyin the nickel. The two have flip-flopped those two positions throughout camp and each has started a preseason game at the right cornerback spot. Both have played well when given an opportunity to start and it looks like the competition for that starting right cornerback position could come down to the very end of the preseason.
Joining Logan on the sidelines Sunday was receiver
Running back Jahvid Best (concussion) and cornerback