The Detroit Lions returned to practice on Monday afternoon, and there were several notable updates on injured players. Let's take a look each piece of news:
- Quarterback Matthew Stafford took part in practice on Monday and didn't even have a wrap on his left hand. He said his hand is fine, although he's not sure yet if he will play on Thursday against the Buffalo Bills.
- Running back Stefan Logan practiced for the first time since he got hurt against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 of the preseason. Considering how thin depth is at running back, that's good news.
- Mike O'Hara reports that Mikel Leshoure "went through practice showing no ill effects" from his first career NFL game. That's also good news.
- According to Tim Twentyman and Chris McCosky, the following players did not practice for the Lions on Monday: running back Kevin Smith, wide receiver Calvin Johnson, wide receiver Titus Young, tight end Brandon Pettigrew, offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus, defensive end Lawrence Jackson, defensive tackle Corey Williams, defensive tackle Andre Fluellen, linebacker Travis Lewis, linebacker Stephen Tulloch, cornerback Chris Houston, cornerback Bill Bentley and safety John Wendling.
- Per Jim Schwartz, you shouldn't expect Smith, Bentley or Houston to play on Thursday. None of their injuries are considered to be of the long-term variety, but the Lions aren't likely going to play them in their preseason finale.
- Safety Louis Delmas also did not practice on Monday.