ALLEN PARK — Rookie cornerback Bill Bentley returned to practice today (Friday) for the first time since injuring his shoulder in Sunday’s win over the Eagles. He was on the field in a limited role during the portion of practice open to the media.
This does not mean he will be ready to play on Monday night in Chicago, but it’s a step in the right direction.
This is the healthiest the Lions have been in a while. The only player absent was cornerback Jacob Lacey who sustained a concussion on Sunday.
It’s possible the Lions will start rookie Jonte Green at right cornerback alongside Chris Houston. It would be Green’s first NFL start. Alphonso Smith, who was brought back on Thursday, could start at nickel back. Safety Amari Spievey can also play nickel.
Kyle Vanden Bosch and Louis Delmas rested on Thursday and were back at practice Friday.
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