Top duo back at practice
ALLEN PARK Wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who played on Thursday with hand and knee injuries, did practice today as did quarterback Matthew Stafford (shoulder). Linebacker Ernie Sims (hamstring) was back at practice today after sitting out the past few weeks. Guard Daniel Loper (back) and safety Kalvin Pearson (hamstring) did not participate.
A few roster moves were made today. Tight end Dan Gronkowski was signed from the practice squad to replace Brandon Pettigrew who was placed on Injured Reserve over the weekend with a season-ending knee injury. Also the Lions added two to the practice squad: Guard Kurt Quarterman (Louisville) and tight end Jake Nordin (Northern Illinois) who was at training camp with the Lions.
The Lions play at Cincinnati on Sunday, the first of two consecutive road games.