Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best and defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch were among the players who missed Tuesday's practice. Best is still recovering from his apparent concussion, although Lions head coach Jim Schwartz did say that Best was cleared to practice on Wednesday. Vanden Bosch is dealing with a shoulder injury. It doesn't appear to be a serious injury, but he, like Best, is unlikely to play on Saturday against the New England Patriots.
Other players who missed Tuesday's practice include wide receiver Calvin Johnson, wide receiver Rashied Davis, tight end Richard Dickson, offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus and cornerback Alphonso Smith. Johnson is dealing with a shoulder injury that he suffered in Week 1 of the preseason. Dickson apparently has a knee injury, and it may keep him sidelined for a while. Davis and Cherilus simply got a day off, and Smith continued working toward returning from his broken foot.
One injured player who did return on Tuesday is defensive tackle Andre Fluellen. He had been out for a while with a broken hand, and although he is still wearing a large cast, he was able to practice on Tuesday.