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Allen Park — After spending the past week in a walking boot, Caraun Reid was back to walking around in shoes Saturday.

The Lions' second-year defensive tackle suffered a left high ankle sprain in last Thursday's exhibition against Washington and is not sure when he'll return to the field.

Reid had one of the most impressive offseasons among Lions players after transforming from a guy who was replaced by Andre Fluellen in the defensive tackle rotation as a rookie, to one competing for the starting job left vacant when Nick Fairley and C.J. Mosley left in free agency.

The 2014 fifth-round pick said he was looking forward to playing in every game this year after appearing in 12 last season, but recognizes the injury could affect that plan.

"It disrupts it, but it doesn't destroy it," Reid said. "So, I'm just moving on from here."

With Reid injured, Tyrunn Walker appears to have a significant edge in their competition to be a starter, but even if he's a reserve option, Reid would play a big role as the No. 3 tackle in the rotation this year.

While it's frustrating not being able to prove himself with the regular season drawing near, he'll work to do whatever he can to return as quickly as possible.

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