Three starters miss practice due to injury; Suh unable to practice during appeal
ALLEN PARK — Cornerback Chris Houston and safety Louis Delmas, who both have knee injuries, missed the second straight day of practice today (Wednesday). Both were injured in the loss to Green Bay on Thanksgiving. Also missing was defensive end Lawrence Jackson who did not play Thursday due to a thigh injury.
Running back Kevin Smith, who injured his ankle in that game, was on the practice field briefly today (Wednesday) but just for stretches. Maurice Morris lined up with the starters.
Cornerback Brandon McDonald (lower leg) mostly was running sprints with trainers along the sidelines.
Even though Ndamukong Suh is appealing his two-game suspension, he is not allowed to practice. The Lions were given a roster exemption while Suh is out and signed DE Keyunta Dawson to fill in. He was at practice.
Also, the Lions made two practice squad moves today. WR Nate Hughes was placed on practice squad injured reserve and WR Marcus Harris was signed.
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