The short week between Week 3 and Week 4 forces the Detroit Lions into an accelerated practice schedule. What is typically Wednesday on a normal week gets pushed to Monday, and that includes the Lions’ first practice participation report of the week.
For being released on the day after a game, it’s an upbeat practice injury report. Only three players were held out of the walkthrough session. They’re all offensive linemen:
- OT Matt Nelson
- OG Halapoulivaati Vaitai
- OC Frank Ragnow
Nelson suffered a knee injury in the win over the Falcons, while Vaitai injured his knee in the Week 2 loss to the Seahawks. Ragnow was given a veteran rest day, as is typical for the Pro Bowl center.
There are a few Lions who missed Sunday’s game but were able to earn limited practice status. Foremost of that group is OT Taylor Decker, who has missed the last two games with an ankle injury. Decker was joined on the limited participant list by some other important names:
- S Kerby Joseph (hip)
- RB David Montgomery (thigh)
- CB Emmanuel Moseley (knee/hamstring)
There were also some new injuries amongst the limited participant grouping:
- FB Jason Cabinda (knee)
- OG Jonah Jackson (thigh)
Detroit will make the game status declarations on Wednesday and then travel to Green Bay for Thursday night’s NFC North showdown with the Packers.