The Detroit Lions hit the practice field on Friday morning for one more session before Saturday's preseason opener, and they got some good news on the injury front. Tight end Eric Ebron, who had missed two straight days, took part in the practice, indicating that his undisclosed injury was in fact nothing serious.
Ebron wasn't the only player back at practice on Friday. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson returned to action after being excused from practice on Thursday. There's no guarantee that either player will actually play on Saturday against the Cleveland Browns, but their return to practice is good news either way.
In other news, offensive guards Rodney Austin and Darren Keyton and safety James Ihedigbo took part in Friday's practice. The three players were dealing with injuries on Thursday, but it appears the ailments were minor. Again, it remains to be seen if they will actually play on Saturday, but being able to practice on Friday is a good sign.
The only other piece of news from Friday's practice is that running back Joique Bell was absent, but he was out for personal reasons rather than an injury. As a result, the Lions' injury report going into Saturday's preseason opener really just looks like this:
WR TJ Jones (shoulder)
DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder)
Both Jones and Ansah remain on the PUP list, so they will be out on Saturday. The rest of the team seems pretty healthy, though, which is great news with the preseason nearly here for the Lions.