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Leshoure on track to play Saturday vs. Raiders

ALLEN PARK — The Lions’ injury list has dwindled as they approach the third preseason game on Saturday at the Oakland Raiders.

Running back Mikel Leshoure, who has never played in a game for the Lions, practiced again on Wednesday and is on track to play against the Raiders according to coach Jim Schwartz.

It will be his first game since he was drafted in the second round in 2011.

Leshoure is coming off an hamstring injury which forced him to miss more than two weeks of camp. Last year he tore his Achilles early in camp and was placed on injured reserve, missing the entire season.

He split reps with Kevin Smith with the starting unit in Wednesday’s practice.

Returning Wednesday were defensive tackles Sammie Hill (back) and Corey Williams (knee). Kyle Vanden Bosch (knee) went through a whole practice after just working individual drills on Monday. The players were off on Tuesday.

Still missing were Stefan Logan (ankle), Travis Lewis (knee) and Louis Delmas (knee).

Pride was on the line after practice with a few foot races. Rookie Bill Bentley beat Alphonso Smith twice. Chris Houston and Jonte Green split a pair of races. For more on that see later today.

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