Concussions keep Scheffler, Durant out of practice
ALLEN PARK — Neither LB Justin Durant or TE Tony Scheffler practiced today (Thursday). Both have concussions.
Scheffler suffered his in Monday night’s game and could not finish. No word on if it’s a long-term situation with him, but the Lions signed TE Joe Jon Finley who was at practice. Finley, who was on the Lions’ practice squad last season, was cut on Sept. 3.
Durant suffered his concussion against the Vikings. He practiced on a limited basis at the end of last week but didn’t see action on Monday night because concussion symptoms returned in the pre-game warm-ups.
Safety Amari Spievey, who sat out Monday with a hamstring, was on the practice field for the part of practice that the media is allowed to watch.
Also returning to practice were CB Aaron Berry and WR Rashied Davis.
Earlier today it was announced that S Erik Coleman has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season.
Last week the Lions signed veteran safety Vincent Fuller. With Spievey and Coleman out on Monday, Fuller saw game action. They have four safeties with Fuller and another, Ricardo Silva, on the practice squad.
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