Once again, Shaun Hill and Zack Follett were the only players sidelined from practice today. The rest of the team was involved in practice in some form, which is a great sign for the Lions as they continue to prepare for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Rookie running back Jahvid Best returned to practice today, taking part in the individual drills and also running plays with the offensive unit. Best (turf toe) only did some running on the side during Tuesday's workout.
In other news, it appears Ashlee Palmer will replace Zack Follett on Sunday. Originally it looked like Bobby Carpenter may get the start in place of Follett, but Palmer was practicing with the first-team defense. Carpenter was practicing with the second-stringers.
Also, Landon Johnson was getting reps at middle linebacker. Although DeAndre Levy practiced again today, it isn't clear if he will be able to play on Sunday. Jim Schwartz said Levy is "in the mix," but he apparently doesn't look close to being 100% healthy, so who knows if he'll go or not.