The Detroit Lions returned to practice on Saturday afternoon after a day off following their 30-14 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The team was indoors due to inclement weather, but not all of the team was participating in practice.
As first reported by Dave Birkett, Graham Glasgow was spotted at practice with a boot on his left foot. It’s not exactly clear when this injury happened, but Glasgow did not play much during Thursday’s preseason game, so it was likely suffered at some point during that contest. This is an ill-timed injury for Glasgow, as he was just starting to climb up the depth chart, and as a rookie, he needs to get as many reps in practice and preseason games as possible. The severity of the injury is unknown, as head coach Jim Caldwell refused to comment, continually repeating “We don’t talk about injuries,” in his post-practice press conference.
In better news for the Lions, Ameer Abdullah practiced for the first time without a red no-contact jersey. Abdullah has been recovering from shoulder surgery he had in January. He has yet to play in the preseason, but with the no-contact jersey lifted, it is possible he’ll give it a go in the Lions’ third preseason game against the Ravens next Saturday. The second-year running back sounds ready:
Abdullah: "I appreciate how (the team) handled me through this process and now it’s my turn to return the favor.”— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 20, 2016
Elsewhere on the roster, Golden Tate, Rafael Bush, Corey Robinson, Michael Ola and Eric Ebron all took the day off of practice.
Practice was just a walk-through on Saturday, so some of these players may be simply getting a day of rest. As for Ebron, it appears he may be progressing a bit.
#Lions Ebron took part in stretching, but didn't take part in the walk through pic.twitter.com/tQOvOPj6s5— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) August 20, 2016
We’ll see how the injury statuses develop as the Lions continue to practice this week in preparation for Saturday’s game.