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Lions injury report: Darius Slay out again, Lawson appears on report

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Riley Reiff is also out, but Lions see offensive starters return to full practice

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Is it possible for the defense to get any worse? We’re about to find out. Darius Slay missed a second day of practice, casting serious doubt onto whether the star cornerback will play Sunday against the Houston Texans. To make matters worse, the other starting corner, Nevin Lawson, was limited Thursday with a foot injury. He did not appear on Wednesday’s injury report.

Up until this point, the secondary was the only unit not touched by injuries. Without Slay, the Lions have few options to turn to in order to stop the passing attack of Houston, and if Lawson is less than 100% the options will be even fewer.

The good news for the Lions is the offense continues to get healthier, with Theo Riddick, Eric Ebron and Marvin Jones all in full practice on Thursday. Along with Dwayne Washington, the Lions may have more options on Sunday in order to attack Houston’s defense. However, offensive tackle Riley Reiff, perhaps the best lineman the Lions have right now, missed a second day of practice with an unspecified illness. The full report follows below.

Detroit Lions injury report 10/27/16

LB DeAndre Levy (knee/quad) - No practice
OT Riley Reiff (illness) - No practice
OT Corey Robinson (ankle) - No practice
CB Darius Slay (hamstring) - No practice
DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) - Limited practice
CB Nevin Lawson (foot) - Limited practice
WR Marvin Jones (not injury related) - Full practice
OL Joe Dahl (illness) - Full practice
RB Theo Riddick (ankle) - Full practice
TE Eric Ebron (ankle/knee) - Full practice
RB Dwayne Washington (ankle) - Full practice

Houston Texans injury report 10/27/16

S Corey Moore (concussion) - No practice
LB Brian Peters (quad) - No practice
S Quintin Demps (calf) - Limited practice
RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle) - Limited practice
DE Jadeveon Clowney (elbow) - Limited practice
RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) - Limited practice
RB Tyler Ervin (knee) - Full practice
G Oday Aboushi (shoulder) - Full practice
S Lonnie Ballentine (knee/oblique) - Full practice
C Greg Mancz (knee) - Full practice
QB Brock Osweiler (foot) - Full practice