After a couple weeks of struggling through health problems, the Detroit Lions are finally getting a little healthier.
During their Wednesday practice, several Lions players practiced for the first time this regular season. Most notably, Kenny Golladay practiced in a limited fashion after missing the first two weeks with a hamstring injury. The Lions offense has yet to connect on a passing play of 40+ yards without Golladay in the lineup—something Matthew Stafford was able to do eight times in the eight games he played in 2019.
In addition to Golladay, undrafted rookie tight end Hunter Bryant was a limited participant in practice for the second straight practice after suffering a hamstring injury early in training camp. Bryant impressed enough during the offseason to make the team’s 53-man roster, and he could now potentially play in his first NFL game with T.J. Hockenson and Jesse James ahead of him on the depth chart.
Finally, right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai practiced for the first time since injuring his foot on the first practice of the regular season. Tyrell Crosby has done an adequate job replacing him in the starting lineup, but the Lions handed Vaitai a four-year, $45 million contract for a reason. He should help the Lions be a little more consistent in the running game.
The only player that was held out completely from Wednesday’s practice was starting cornerback Desmond Trufant, who missed last week’s game with a hamstring injury.
Here is a look at the Lions’ full Week 3 injury report for Wednesday:
CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring) - No practice
TE Hunter Bryant (hamstring) - Limited practice
WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) - Limited practice
RT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot) - Limited practice
DT Nick Williams (shoulder) - Limited practice
Cardinals injury report:
OL Mason Cole (hamstring) - No practice
WR Christian Kirk (groin) - No practice
DE Jordan Phillips (ankle) - No practice
WR Larry Fitzgerald (no injury) - No practice
WR DeAndre Hopkin (no injury) - No practice
CB Byron Murphy Jr. (shoulder) - Limited
S Budda Baker (thumb) - Full