Lions’ Desmond Trufant makes progress on hamstring injury, Kenny Golladay in line to start

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Dave Birkett
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Desmond Trufant is making progress in his return from a hamstring injury, and it’s possible the Detroit Lions cornerback could return to action this week.

Trufant was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice after missing four straight and last week’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. He injured his hamstring Sept. 13 against the Chicago Bears.

Lions coach Matt Patricia said before practice that Trufant wouldn’t be doing much on the field, but the 30-year-old took part in all individual drills and showed no signs of the injury while working at full speed.

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With Trufant and starting slot cornerback Justin Coleman out, the Packers had their way with the Lions’ defense last week, rolling up 488 net yards of offense.

Rookie Jeff Okudah will make his second start Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals (2-0) if Trufant can’t play.

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Wide receiver Kenny Golladay was limited at practice for a second straight day, but is in line to make his season debut Sunday. Golladay strained a hamstring in practice Sept. 9.

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Tight end Hunter Bryant (hamstring) missed practice Thursday after practicing on a limited basis Wednesday, and Nick Williams (shoulder), Hal Vaitai (foot) and C.J. Moore (calf) also were limited.

Vaitai is expected to start at right tackle Sunday in what should be his Lions debut. Williams, who sat out the Packers game, practiced Thursday with what appeared to be a harness on his left bicep. 

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