Eagles vs Lions Notes: Lions Injuries Could Play a Role on Sunday
Lions defensive tackle Corey Williams is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Eagles..
Williams missed Week four, took the bye week off and is now out for Week 6. Williams had surgery on his injured knee Tuesday September 23 and has yet to return to practice. Williams has played 125-of-182 snaps as a starter on a defense which has been stingy to opposing running backs with him and Ndamukong Suh anchoring the middle of the Lions defense.
Lions safety Louis Delmas, who has been out with a knee injury, is expected to make his season debut against the Eagles Sunday. Coach Jim Schwartz said he doesn't anticipate the injury sidelining Delmas. Barring a setback, he'll start next to strong safety Erik Coleman and give the Lions' secondary a major boost. According to defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham, Delmas may only play on obvious passing downs. The Lions would probably be pleased to just get 20 snaps from him against the Eagles,
Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was limited in Lions practice for the third straight day Friday, but is officially listed as probable for Week 6.
Titus Young (knee, probable) was limited in Lions practice Friday.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz refused to provide an update on Jahvid Best's concussion tests on Friday. While he will not play in the game on Sunday he had hope to return to practice next week, when he first becomes eligible to be removed from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.