After taking part in a walkthrough on Saturday, the Detroit Lions returned to full practice Sunday afternoon. With their dress rehearsal preseason game just six days away in Baltimore, the Lions appear to be inching towards a more healthy roster.
First and foremost, Eric Ebron appears to have taken big strides in his recovery from an ankle injury. Though Ebron was not an official participant at practice on Sunday, he was on the field, occasionally running and taking reps from the JUGS machine. Here’s a look at him taking very slow snaps from a three-point stance:
It’s still unclear how close Ebron is to returning, but according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, “he looks close.”
Graham Glasgow also looks a little better than he did on Saturday. Dave Birkett saw him sporting a walking boot during walkthroughs, but on Sunday he was no longer wearing the boot. He still was unable to practice, but the removal of the boot is a good sign this is not a long-term injury.
DeAndre Levy is also progressing nicely. For the first time since the beginning of training camp, Levy participated in team drills, making him a full participant.
Golden Tate sat out practice for a second straight day with an unknown injury, but he was running on the sidelines, so there doesn’t appear to be a big reason for concern right now.
Here is everyone else who sat out of Sunday’s practice:
9 Lions sit out practice. Ebron, Tate, Carey, Ola, Butler, I. Johnson, Robinson and Bostic. No sign of Ola.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) August 21, 2016