ALLEN PARK — Quick hits from today (Thursday) before Detroit Lions practice:
— Safety Don Carey practiced for the first time in several weeks on Wednesday and sounds like he’s more than ready to play. Coach Jim Caldwell wouldn’t say whether he expects Carey to play. Carey is versatile enough to play nickel which would be a bonus since Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson are gone for the season with injuries.
— Caldwell also had no comment on the three who didn’t practice at all on Wednesday — Ziggy Ansah (knee), Travis Lewis (quad) and LaAdrian Waddle (calf).
— The offensive linemen were sporting new T-shirts. On the front: Arrive. Raise Hell. Leave. On the back: Stone Cold.