The Detroit Lions had six players sidelined from practice on Wednesday, including running back Joique Bell and wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Bell was officially out with a concussion, and his status for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills is up in the air as a result. Johnson, meanwhile, missed practice again because of an ankle injury, although he did indicate that he's feeling better than last week.
Calvin Johnson said he's feeling "definitely better" this week than last week.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) October 1, 2014
The Lions were also without running back Theo Riddick, tight end Joseph Fauria, linebacker Travis Lewis and cornerback Cassius Vaughn. The good news is that Riddick, Lewis and Vaughn all may be close to getting back on the field.
Riddick, Vaughn and Lewis were running on the side. Don Carey was back and LaAdrian Waddle was moving much better.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 1, 2014
The other good news, as Tim Twentyman hinted above, involves offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle and safety Don Carey. Both players fully practiced on Wednesday, indicating that they could return to game action on Sunday against the Bills. Waddle's return would be a big boost for the offensive line, so hopefully there will be no setbacks and he will be good to go later this week.
Here's the Lions' full injury report for Wednesday:
RB Joique Bell (concussion) - Did not practice
RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) - Did not practice
WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) - Did not practice
TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) - Did not practice
OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) - Fully practiced
DE Devin Taylor (knee) - Limited in practice
DT Nick Fairley (knee) - Limited in practice
LB Travis Lewis (quadricep) - Did not practice
CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) - Did not practice
S Don Carey (hamstring) - Fully practiced