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Detroit Lions Week 2 injury report: CB Rashaan Melvin still limited, but improving

The Lions starting cornerback is trending towards playing on sUnday.

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Thursday’s Detroit Lions injury report is no different than Wednesday’s, but that may be a little misleading.

Starting cornerback Rashaan Melvin was still officially limited with a knee injury that he’s been dealing with since the preseason, but unlike during Wednesday’s practice, Melvin was participating in individual drills on Thursday.

Last week, Melvin was limited in practice all week but ended up playing against the Arizona Cardinals. Not only did he play, but he thrived, breaking up three passes and allowing just four completions on 11 targets, per PFF.

Meanwhile, despite being added to the injury list on Wednesday, starting left tackle Taylor Decker did not appear to be skipping out on any early reps in practice Thursday. He remains listed as limited on the injury report but seems likely to play this week.

Finally, linebacker Jarrad Davis continues to participate in most individual drills. That’s obviously a good sign that Davis didn’t suffer any sort of setback after participating in Wednesday’s practice. His status for Sunday is still unknown, but he’s trending in the right direction.

For the Chargers, receiver Mike Williams missed a second consecutive day, suggesting he may not play this week, and the same goes for starting cornerback Michael Davis. The only changes for Los Angeles were the return of safety Roderic Teamer and defensive end Isaac Rochell—both depth players

Here’s a look at the Thursday injury report for each team:

Lions injury report:

LB Jarrad Davis (ankle) - Limited participation
LT Taylor Decker (back) - Limited
DT Da’Shawn Hand (elbow) - Limited
CB Rashaan Melvin (knee) - Limited

Chargers injury report

CB Michael Davis (hamstring) - No practice
TE Hunter Henry (knee) - No practice
WR Mike Williams (knee) - No practice
K Michael Badgley (groin) - Limited practice
DE Isaac Rochell (concussion) - Limited
S Roderic Teamer (hamstring) - Limited
LB Jatavis Brown (ankle) - Limited
WR Geremy Davis (hamstring) - Limited
LB Denzel Perryman (ankle) - Limited

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