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Three Offensive Starters Return To Practice For Lions

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 27, 2012 – 12:46 pm

The Detroit Lions got some good news on Thursday as they continued preparations for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. QB Matthew Stafford and two other offensive starters returned to practice after sitting out on Wednesday.

Stafford had been dealing with a hip injury before last week, but he aggravated the during Sunday’s loss in Tennessee and wasn’t able to finish the game. He sat out of practice on Wednesday, leaving some to wonder if he’d be available for the game this weekend. As we said earlier on Thursday, though, Stafford has a reputation for playing through pain and the Vikings were preparing for him to start.

“Yeah, it was good,” Lions Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan said, according to Tim Twentyman of the team’s website. “He got a lot of work in. Jim (Schwartz) can give you a status update today. But, he was out there and I think he feels a lot better.”

Two other offensive starters who also sat out on Wednesday returned to practice on Thursday. WR Titus Young (knee), an important part of the Lions #1-ranked passing offense, was back on the field and so too was TE Tony Scheffler (calf). Scheffler missed last week’s game because of the calf injury. Brandon Pettigrew and Scheffler are both listed as starting TEs on the team’s website depth chart.

The Lions didn’t get the same kind of good injury news with their defense on Thursday. Twentyman reported that S Louis Delmas (knee), DT Corey Williams (knee) and LB Travis Lewis (quad) all were not practicing. Furthermore, the Lions later announced that Williams, a starter along with N’Damukong Suh in the middle of Detroit’s stout defensive line, underwent knee surgery and will be unavailable for Sunday’s game.

We’ll have more on that as well as plenty of Vikings updates from practice later today, so stay tuned.


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21 Responses to “Three Offensive Starters Return To Practice For Lions”

  1. By H.M.G. on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings will win its not a matter of if its a matter of how badly they will make the Lions look.

  2. By H.M.G. on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    So Sammie Lee Hill or Nick “thats not my pot” Fairley will be starting next to Suhzie.

  3. By PurplHaze on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Just start fast like we did last week, and this one’s in the bag. THIS IS OUR GAME! SKOL VIKINGS!!!

  4. By H.M.G. on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Punch them in the gut with ADRIAN!
    Sorry recently watched Rocky for the 100th time.

  5. By robb on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Having starters out doesn’t always seem to mean that there will be a deficiency in play,as evidenced with the Indy game.But the Vikings should wreck their defense.Ponder should only get better.He has arrived and soon the sports media will have to admit they don’t know what they’re talking about.Experts, ha.Skoal Vikings.

  6. By Spencer on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    The secondary has shown that they cant defend the pass, and the Lions have the #1 ranked passing offense.

    Lions by 10.

  7. By Spencer on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    And what the heck is up with Erin? A concussion should not be a 2 week vacation.

  8. By Saddy on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings by 6, this is a division game, it’s always close, but Vikings roster improved a lot from last year so Vikings will win this one.

    Last year the only big play from Calvin came from Cedric Griffen when he tripped and couldn’t catch up with Megatron.

    Lions defense gave up a lot of yards with Jake locker, I think we have a better offense and we are going to win this one.

  9. By Saddy on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Reinstated Jerome Simpson and waived TE Allen Reisner

  10. By smash a vike on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    you clowns really got big headed over the San fran win eh? already chalking this up to be a win? You tend to forget how many times we shut AP down there

  11. By smash a vike on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    on toip of that your in our house gutter gumps

  12. By H.M.G. on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer
    Concussions can some times take longer then a week. Symptoms can last a month or longer for some people.

  13. By H.M.G. on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Did you ever hear about the high school football player who got a concussion then came back and got another one. The second one killed him. Head injuries are no joke.

  14. By VikingFanInMichigan on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    We’ll win this 10. then maybe all these loud-mouth, ignorant lions fan over here will shut there traps.

    No respect over here for my vikes, 49er’s were due for a loss, blah, blah, blah!

    Please vikings, roll these turkeys come sunday!

  15. By RichardA1 on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    oooooh, it almost gives you a bad feeling, once we demolish the whole Lion team, we have to look back at some of those Lions players weren’t 100% healthy.

  16. By odark30 on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    You never like to see a guy hurt but I am betting Jared or Robison gives Stafford reason to sit out at least some of Sundays game.

  17. By purple08 on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    a 2 week vacation? wtf are you talking about Spencer? Are you serious or delerious?

  18. By PurplHaze on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    The secondary has shown that they cant defend the pass, and the Lions have the #1 ranked passing offense.

    Lions by 10.
    *******
    Spencer, your words are hurtful!!!

    Vikes by a touchdown! SKOL!!!

  19. By Parkway on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nice

  20. By RichardA1 on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    Did someone say fire roasted Lion, mmmmm

  21. By RichardA1 on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    Taste like chicken!!!

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