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Chris Greenwood starts practicing with Lions

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The Lions still don’t have the green light to start working with running back Jahvid Best, but another player on their PUP list will be back at practice this week.

Rookie cornerback Chris Greenwood has been designated to return to practice with Detroit, giving the team three weeks to decide whether to activate him to the 53-man roster. Given the shaky depth in the Lions secondary, it seems like just a matter of time before they decide to get the fifth-round pick into a game.

Greenwood underwent surgery on his abdomen after getting hurt during OTAs in May, which means that his next padded practice will be his first as a professional. He knows that leaves him with lots of catching up to do.

“I’ve been rehabbing and getting back strong, going through drills and everything like that in my rehab to try and get back into that football shape,” Greenwood said, via the team’s website. “But there’s no substitute for actually getting out there and doing it. I’m going to get out there and see how it feels, take it one day at a time.”

Greenwood’s size and athleticism got him drafted out of small Albion College and they are traits the Lions could certainly use at cornerback this season. Whether they get it will be up to Greenwood’s ability to pick things up quickly.

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4 Responses to “Chris Greenwood starts practicing with Lions”
  1. classactcalvin81 says: Oct 17, 2012 8:57 AM

    Really don’t c this dude helping us this season however I do think with some practice and a lot of hard work in the offseason he could b a force next year with his size!!

  2. m2karateman says: Oct 17, 2012 9:48 AM

    I am hoping he shows enough that the Lions can waive and then PS Jonte Green. Green has been nothing but bad news for this team, both on defense and on special teams. Greenwood has good size, and hopefully knows enough of the defense to be able to get designated as the dime back in a couple weeks.

  3. lionsdraftguy says: Oct 17, 2012 9:57 AM

    Of all the d-backs the Lions drafted this past year, Greenwood has the most potentiak. Lets just see if he can catch up.

  4. mintberrycrunch1 says: Oct 17, 2012 3:30 PM

    I think we could use a break for once, hope this kid becomes a star out of nowhere.

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