4 starters missing from practice; Fairley back at it
ALLEN PARK — Eight Lions were missing from practice this afternoon including starters Calvin Johnson, Justin Durant (concussion), Stephen Tulloch and Amari Spievey.
Also out were Titus Young, Rashied Davis (foot), Erik Coleman (leg) and Jason Fox (foot).
Rookie Nick Fairley practiced for the first time since Sept. 29. That day was his only practice since he broke his foot early in training camp. That does not mean he will play on Monday, but it’s an encouraging sign.
Wednesday’s practice was a bonus day for the Lions (4-0) who will host the Chicago Bears (2-2) on Monday Night Football at a sold-out Ford Field.
The Bears had Wednesday off.
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