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Lions OTAs: Wednesday practice update

Here's a look at which Detroit Lions players missed practice on Wednesday.

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On Wednesday, for the final time during OTAs, the Detroit Lions opened up practice to the media. As usual, this has given us an update on their unofficial injury report, and it's also given us an update on which players were not in attendance for practice. Via Kyle Meinke, here's the rundown:

Absent from practice

WR Ryan Broyles
DT Haloti Ngata

Sidelined from practice

RB Joique Bell
OT LaAdrian Waddle

Sidelined from team drills

TE Joseph Fauria
DE Jason Jones
LB Stephen Tulloch
LB DeAndre Levy

The list of players sidelined from some or all of practice really hasn't changed much, so let's focus on the two players who were completely absent on Wednesday. For starters, where was Ryan Broyles? Lions head coach Jim Caldwell confirmed that Broyles isn't injured, so it's likely that he is simply spending time with his newborn baby.

As for Haloti Ngata, he was also absent last week, and the Detroit Free Press indicated that he is busy moving his family to Michigan. It's important to note that OTAs are merely voluntary, and with a mandatory minicamp coming up next week, Ngata will presumably be back with the team shortly.