Did Not Practice
You would think The Detroit Lions were coming off a seven week gauntlet and not a bye week based on looking at their injury report on Wednesday. Eight Detroit Lions players were not practicing Wednesday, ahead of a showdown with The Dallas Cowboys in week seven. Three of the players were dealing with nagging injuries from previous weeks, including defensive end Charles Harris dealing with a groin injury, offensive lineman Matt Nelson battling a calf injury, and wide receiver DJ Chark with an ankle injury. Some players suffered new undisclosed injuries including wide receiver Josh Reynolds, linebacker Chris Board, safety Ifeatu Melifonwu, and cornerback Bobby Price. Starting left tackle Taylor Decker also missed practice for personal reasons, as his wife is expecting a child very soon.
Other Injury News
Other players who returned to practice in a limited capacity include star running back D’andre Swift and starting center Frank Ragnow. Both players are a key part in this offense, and are questionable for week seven, yet are trending in the right direction. Defensive lineman John Cominsky and cornerback Will Harris also returned to practice this week as well. Cominsky has not practiced since week three, and has played well this season as a rotational player on the defensive front.
In other injury news, several players have returned to full practice listed with no injury. Including guard Jonah Jackson, who previously had dealt with a finger injury, tight end TJ Hockenson, and offensive lineman Evan Brown.