Though he’s unlikely to play in 2009 (and, if he does, it will mean the team is in serious trouble), backup quarterback Drew Stanton is back at practice after undergoing preseason knee surgery.
Stanton, a second-round pick in 2007, is the No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart. With his return to practice, quarterback Brock Berlin was released from the practice squad. (His spot was filled by defensive tackle Matthias Askew.)
Per Nicholas Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press, linebacker Ernie Sims (shoulder) and Cliff Avril (hamstring) missed practice on Wednesday.