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Three starters in Lions’ secondary miss practice

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The Packers are not a team you want to face with a depleted secondary. But that’s what the Lions may have to do on Sunday.

With an NFC North showdown looming on Sunday in Green Bay, three starters in Detroit’s secondary were held out of practice today: cornerback Chris Houston with a hamstring injury, safety Glover Quin with an ankle injury and safety Louis Delmas with a knee injury.

Of those three, Houston seems to be the one in greatest danger of missing Sunday’s game. Houston suffered the injury on Sunday against the Bears, and coach Jim Schwartz didn’t sound optimistic about a quick recovery afterward.

If there’s any good news in the Lions’ secondary, it’s that the other starting cornerback, Rashean Mathis, was back to practice after missing most of Sunday’s win over the Bears with a head injury. If Houston can’t go on Sunday, Mathis and rookie Darius Slay will be the two starting cornerbacks against the Packers.

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson missed practice with a knee injury, but that’s not a cause for concern. The Lions frequently give Johnson time off with minor aches and pains, but he’ll be ready to go on Sunday. The Lions will have to hope Johnson can have a big game because it’s almost a sure thing that Aaron Rodgers and Co. will have a big game against the Lions’ banged-up defensive backs.

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13 Responses to “Three starters in Lions’ secondary miss practice”
  1. zoellner25 says: Oct 2, 2013 4:13 PM

    I love it. We get Finley back facing that defense. ARod’s gonna have a field day!

  2. myschwartzisbiggerthenyours says: Oct 2, 2013 4:26 PM

    Delmas gets every Wednesday off just like Calvin.

  3. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 2, 2013 4:39 PM

    Sunday… the Cleveland Browns played against a Bengals team whose #1 corner, #1 free safety, #2 corner, and #3 corner DID NOT PLAY.

  4. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 2, 2013 4:41 PM

    That said… the Cleveland Defense is deep in the right places.

  5. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 2, 2013 4:47 PM

    Dear God. The Lions are going to get slaughtered.

  6. nflfollower says: Oct 2, 2013 4:52 PM

    Don’t get me wrong as a Lions fan I want all these guys to play, but realistically it will be our D-line that has more of an influence on Aaron Rodgers success. You just can’t give that guy time, regardless who is in your secondary.

  7. jamezz23 says: Oct 2, 2013 5:35 PM

    Lions have improved a ton, in my eyes pretty much the second best team in the division. Packers are looking better but not unbeatable. The lions d line has been devouring other teams line and Sunday at lambo will be no different. Will it be enough to win? Probably not, hard to beat the pack at home, but I’m looking for a good game

  8. staffordsyear says: Oct 2, 2013 5:48 PM

    Not a big deal, as long as Suh and company pressure Rodgers the leos have a good shot at winning this one.

  9. purpleguy says: Oct 2, 2013 6:01 PM

    What’s the over/under on this game — eighty bazillion? (and yes I know my team sucks, so lighten up).

  10. thetruthcampaign says: Oct 2, 2013 7:04 PM

    Make no mistake. They will all play this game.

  11. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 2, 2013 10:49 PM

    They were held out cause they all split their sides watching tape of A-Rodg trying to be a QB this year.

  12. thep1553doff1 says: Oct 3, 2013 12:25 AM

    So much confidence for a 1-2 team. If gb’s OLine can’t handle Det’s DLine, that’s going to be the game.

  13. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 3, 2013 7:06 PM

    Packers 63 Lions 7

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