The Lions secondary could get a boost this week with the return of Drayton Florence and Louis Delmas.
Florence, who hasn't played since Week 2 due to a fractured forearm, has practiced with the team the last two weeks and is eligible to be activated to the active roster this week. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Florence has been physically cleared and will provide a good veteran presence for Detroit.
The Lions could also get Delmas back after the safety missed the last two games due to a knee injury. Schwartz said Delmas is making progress and was able to travel with the team last week now that he's off crutches. The news is also positive for defensive end Cliff Avril. Avril suffered a concussion on Sunday against Minnesota, but Schwartz was optimistic he would be able to play this week.
Calvin Johnson is yet to miss a game this season despite a number of injuries, but Schwartz said he's gotten healthier the last few weeks and continues to improve. Johnson caught 12 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings.
Cornerback Chris Houston re-aggravated an ankle injury from earlier this season, although his status for Sunday's game remains unknown.