The Detroit Lions got some presumably good news on Thursday, with linebacker DeAndre Levy and safety Louis Delmas returning to practice.
Levy, who hasn’t practiced in three weeks and missed Detroit’s Week 1 game versus Chicago, participated in individual drills and according to the Freep’s Dave Birkett, didn’t appear to be favoring his injured groin.
Delmas, also suffering from a groin injury, played last Sunday but missed practice on Wednesday. He also worked in individual drills.
Two players did sit out Thursday’s practice, however. Quarterback Matthew Stafford and defensive end Cliff Avril were kept on the sidelines. Stafford is nursing a separated shoulder, but did not wear a sling on Thursday. Read into that what you will. Avril, meanwhile, is dealing with a broken finger that’s required surgery and a cast on his right hand, along with a sprained knee suffered against the Bears.