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Detroit Lions injury report: Darryl Roberts returns to practice; Golladay, Vaitai still out

Another good news/bad news situation for the Lions.

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The Detroit Lions injury report got a little longer on Thursday, but arguably a little better. While starters Kenny Golladay, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, and Desmond Trufant remained out of practice—putting all three in serious doubt of playing this week against the Green Bay Packers—backup cornerback Darryl Roberts returned to practice in a limited fashion.

That opens up the possibility of Roberts to start a nickel cornerback after the Lions lost Justin Coleman to IR after suffering a hamstring in Week 1. With rookie Jeff Okudah trending towards playing in his first NFL game and Amani Oruwariye still healthy, it’s not an idea situation for the Lions, but it’s not as bad as it could have been.

The addition to the injury report is that of starting left guard Joe Dahl, who is listed with a groin injury. Dahl was limited in Thursday’s practice, and it’s unclear exactly how severe the injury is. If necessary, the Lions have veteran Oday Aboushi, rookie Logan Stenberg or practice squadder Kenny Wiggins as a potential fill-in on Sunday. Backup tackle Matt Nelson also played some guard during training camp.

The rest of the injury report is identical to Wednesday. Here’s an overview;

Lions Week 2 injury report - Thursday

TE Hunter Bryant (hamstring) - No practice
WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) - No practice
RT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot) - No practice
CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring) - No practice
CB Darryl Roberts (calf) - Limited practice
S C.J. Moore (hamstring) - Limited
DT Nick Williams (shoulder) - Limited
FB Jason Cabinda (ankle) - Limited
G Joe Dahl (groin) - Limited
CB Jeff Okudah (hamstring) - Full

We’ll add Green Bay’s injury report when it’s out. Here is Wednesday’s report, for now.

Packers injury report - Wednesday

G Lane Taylor (knee) - No practice
DT Kenny Clark (groin) - No practice
LB Randy Ramsey (groin) - No practice
DL Montravius Adams (toe) - Limited
TE Josiah Deguara (shin) - Limited
S Raven Greene (quad) - Limited
G Elgton Jenkins (ankle) - Limited
G Lucas Patrick (shoulder) - Limited
WR Equanimeous St. Brown (knee) - Limited
RT Billy Turner (knee) - Limited
LB Oren Burks (groin) - Full