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Lions Notes: Kevin Smith To Have Thumb Surgery Today

  • Kevin Smith is out for at least this week because he is going to have thumb surgery today. He suffered the injury against the Bills and Jerome Felton said this about it: "It was just hanging down, it looked like the ligament -- like nothing was holding it." Maurice Morris will be taken off special teams to help back up Jahvid Best. It is also expected that Aaron Brown will be active for the first time since September.
  • In addition to Matthew Stafford and Jason Hanson, the following Lions players missed practice on Wednesday: Jahvid Best, Calvin Johnson, Tony Scheffler, Cliff Avril, Corey Williams and DeAndre Levy. Apparently Avril is the only player who may not play on Sunday, as the others were getting rest more than anything.
  • Jim Schwartz said earlier this week that Matthew Stafford won't be back on the field until he is able to throw without restriction and until he can take a hit on his right shoulder.
  • One of Sports Illustrated's nominees for Sportsman of the Year is Ndamukong Suh
  • Jason Hanson has been involved in more losses (190) than any other player in NFL history.
  • The Lions worked out free agent wide receiver Kevin Curtis on Wednesday.
  • SB Nation's 2011 NFL mock draft has the Lions picking third and selecting LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson. I definitely wouldn't be upset if the Lions ended up with him.
  • Former Lions running back Lew Carpenter passed away at the age of 78.
  • ProFootballWeekly's 2010 Midseason All-Pro Team includes Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh for the Lions.
  • There are quite a few current and former Lions players on Deadspin's list of the 100 worst players in NFL history.
  • Spencer Havner is back with the Packers -- as a tight end.
  • The Browns worked out former Lions cornerbacks Eric King and Jonathan Wade earlier this week and signed King.
  • Former Lions kicker Aaron Pettrey, who was with the team for a few weeks this past summer, has signed with the Bengals.

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