The Detroit Lions emerged relatively healthy from a west coast fist fight with the San Francisco 49ers. Though Drayton Florence broke his arm, things are looking up midweek with regards to the defensive backfield's health. Two key members could return this weekend, in addition to running back Mikel Leshoure. Here's more on where the Lions' stand before their match up with the Tennessee Titans.
- As mentioned, the defensive backfield looks to be getting a bit healthier. Cornerback Chris Houston, missing in action for two straight games with injury, is back practicing with the team and vows he'll play on Sunday. Also included in that mix is Bill Bentley, who missed the San Francisco game thanks to injury. —Detroit Free Press
- Speaking of injuries, Mlive's Anwar S. Richardson has a full list of the walking wounded from practice today. New names not practicing? The aforementioned Florence, who broke his arm and is headed for injured reserve, along with Tony Scheffler, who appears to have dinged up his knee. Calvin Johnson also rested today with his sore foot. —Mlive
- Leshoure will return from suspension this week, and should provide the Lions' struggling running game with a lift. Paula Pache takes a look at just how effective Leshoure could be, while wondering if his presence alone will be enough to boost the ground game. —Daily Tribune
- Here's a little off the field drama for a Wednesday afternoon. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh responded to Joe Staley's claims that the Lions defensive line is overrated. Suh said the claim didn't mean anything to him and is funny. Also humorous to Suh? Rumors that he's in a relationship with track star Lolo Jones. —Mlive
- Yahoo Sports provides a fan's take on fantasy football performers for the Lions in week three. Worth a look? The Lions' defense against a struggling Titan offense, Johnson and Matthew Stafford. Each could have excellent bounce back weeks for fantasy owners. —Yahoo Sports
- NFL Films pioneer Steve Sabol passed away yesterday, and the Lions organization took time out to recognize the man and pay tribute to his contributions for the game. Here's the full statement from president Tom Lewand. —Detroit Lions.com
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