Several Lions missing from Tuesday practice
ALLEN PARK — In a rare Tuesday practice, several of those injured in Thursday’s loss to Green Bay were still out.
That included RB Kevin Smith (ankle), S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (knee) and CB Brandon McDonald (lower leg). Smith was on the sidelines with his right ankle wrapped, no crutches in sight.
Also missing was Lawrence Jackson (thigh) who did not play on Thursday.
Ndamukong Suh, who has been suspended for two games, cannot practice or be at the facility until he’s reinstated on Dec. 12. The Lions get a roster exemption while he’s out but haven’t filled it yet.
Back at it after being released on Sept. 3 was RB Aaron Brown who re-signed over the weekend.
Due to the shortage at safety, Ricardo Silva was signed from the practice squad. He had a good preseason, but didn’t make the 53-man roster. To take his place on the practice squad DB Brandon Stephens was signed.
Punter Ryan Donahue (quad) was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.
The Lions practiced on Tuesday after their long weekend due to the Thanksgiving game. They play at New Orleans on Sunday in a game that was moved to 8:30 p.m. and will air on NBC’s Sunday night football. The Saints are 5-0 at the Superdome and have outscored opponents there 208-93.
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