The good news for the Lions is that running back Kevin Smith returned to practice Thursday on a limited basis.
The bad news is that he was limited in practice Thursday and didn’t do a lot during team drills at Friday’s session, according to Mlive.com. And Smith’s injury is only the tip of the iceberg for Detroit.
Lions safety Louis Delmas and cornerback Chris Houston both missed practice Friday for a third straight day. So Detroit will be without Ndamukong Suh and their two best players in the secondary. We’d argue the secondary injuries are a bigger issue than Suh’s suspension.
That’s a recipe for disaster heading to New Orleans.