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No indication whether Houston and Delmas will be ready for Rams

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No one knows whether the Lions are going to have a full secondary Sunday against the Rams.

At least not anyone who’s saying anything.

Cornerback Chris Houston and safety Louis Delmas worked on the side with trainers Monday, and coach Jim Schwartz offered few clues if that was a good sign or a bad sign.

We’re in regular-season mode now,” Schwartz said, via Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. “We will have an injury report [on Wednesday]. We will get those guys back as soon as we can.”

Delmas has been out all preseason after knee surgery, and Houston’s dealing with an ankle problem. Neither talked to reporters Monday, with Houston politely declining when asked.

John Wendling’s gotten all the preseason work in Delmas spot, but Houston could create a revolving door.

Just-signed veteran Drayton Florence took snaps with the starters just in case, along with Kevin Barnes, Bill Bentley and Jacob Lacey.

The Lions did get running back Kevin Smith and defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch on the practice field, a solid indication they’ll be able to face the Rams.

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10 Responses to “No indication whether Houston and Delmas will be ready for Rams”
  1. Stupid Lions Fan says: Sep 4, 2012 9:10 AM

    If it were any team other then the rams I would be worried. We could let Joe Buck play Safety on Sunday and still squeeze out a win.

  2. noeffinway says: Sep 4, 2012 9:26 AM

    If no running game and a poor secondary is good enough for the Packers, then it’s good enough for my LIONS.

  3. 0ffsides says: Sep 4, 2012 9:37 AM

    They’ll need all hands on deck all season long to remain competitive in the NFC North. The secondary is the biggest weakness this team faces…other than marijuana.

  4. schmitty2 says: Sep 4, 2012 10:17 AM

    As a Rams’s fan I can say sadly it probably won’t matter. All I know is Bradford better not take more than a 3 step drop or he is a dead man.

  5. hyzers says: Sep 4, 2012 10:22 AM

    Glad to hear Billy Bentley is back practicing. The kid was a steal in the 3rd round.

  6. ramofsteel says: Sep 4, 2012 11:00 AM

    I’m a Rams fan, and after seeing 10 CBs go on IR last season, I don’t want to hear why other teams’ secondaries are in trouble. When it happens to the Rams, they suck regardless, other teams get a pass because they are injured Rams are gonna win some games this year people.

  7. tshirttom says: Sep 4, 2012 1:02 PM

    It won’t matter. Get them both healthy for week #2

  8. lioncrazy says: Sep 4, 2012 6:03 PM

    RamofSteel-after seeing 10 CBs go on IR last season, I don’t want to hear why other teams’ secondaries are in trouble. When it happens to the Rams, they suck regardless, other teams get a pass because they are injured

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    Apparently you have not read much about what they have said about the Lions Secondary

  9. metzgerf says: Sep 5, 2012 12:09 AM

    I say let them sit against the Rams. We’ll need them more vs. the 49ers in week #2, especially since we’ll still be without LeShoure that week.

  10. jimmylions says: Sep 5, 2012 3:45 PM

    Wendling was picked to be one of defensive team captains this week. I’m not familiar with him, but I like that vote of confidence in the member of the secondary.

    Week one is always crazy – anything can happen, but I think the Lions have the upper hand. Our defensive line gives us a big advantage, especially early in the season (when offenses are still working out the bugs).

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