The Detroit Lions' issues along the offensive line may be on their way to getting fixed. Larry Warford took a big step towards getting back into the starting lineup by participating in practice on Wednesday for the first time since he was injured in the preseason.
Additionally, it looks like starting right tackle LaAdrian Waddle is on his way to start his first game of the season. Waddle is hopeful that he will play, and at this point is expected to start against the Vikings. He is not even listed on the injury report for Wednesday.
Caraun Reid is also looking healthier, as he, too participated in practice Wednesday for the first time since his preseason ankle injury.
On the other side of the coin, things don't look as good for Darius Slay and Brandon Pettigrew. Slay was a participant in practice, but he was very limited. Pettigrew did not practice at all.
Additionally, Golden Tate, Haloti Ngata and DeAndre Levy were held out of practice. With the exception of Levy, those absences are not considered serious, as Tate and Ngata finished the game on Sunday. Here is the Lions official injury report for Wednesday:
LB DeAndre Levy (hip) - Did not participate
DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) - Did not participate
TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) - Did not participate
WR Golden Tate (quad) - Did not participate
DT Caraun Reid (ankle) - Limited participation
CB Darius Slay (ankle) - Limited participation
G Larry Warford (ankle) - Limited participation
QB Matthew Stafford (right arm) - Full participation