The first official practice participation report from the Detroit Lions for Week 3 offers a discouraging look at the banged-up team. Six players who would be projected starters when healthy sat out with injuries, including two offensive line stalwarts.
Left tackle Taylor Decker (ankle) and right guard Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) both sat out. Decker missed the Week 2 matchup with the Seahawks, a game where Vaitai exited after suffering a scary-looking injury.
Running back David Montgomery (thigh) and wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown (toe) also missed practice. Both suffered their injuries in the loss to Seattle.
On the defensive side of the ball, safety Kerby Joseph (hip) is another victim of the physical affair in Ford Field last Sunday. Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley continues to be sidelined with a knee and a hamstring, injuries that have prevented him from all but two practice sessions since joining the team.
In addition to the players held out, starting wideout Josh Reynolds was limited with a groin injury. Fellow wideout Antoine Green worked out under the NFL’s concussion protocol. Barring any setbacks, Green could be cleared as early as Thursday.
Finally, center Frank Ragnow was a full participant with his toe injury. Expect Ragnow to have a veteran rest day on Thursday.