Lions WRs Johnson, Moore sit out rare Sunday practice

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
Calvin Johnson

Allen Park — The Lions practiced without a few key players Sunday.

Wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Lance Moore, defensive tackle Caraun Reid and free safety Glover Quin all sat out the team's rare Sunday practice, one being held in preparation for the upcoming Thursday game against the Packers.

Fortunately, right guard Larry Warford was practicing, which is a good sign that he's progressing through the NFL's concussion protocol after suffering a brain injury in the Thanksgiving win over the Eagles.

Johnson has been dealing with the ankle injury for about a month, and although he's been practicing on a limited basis, the ailment hasn't caused him to miss a game.

Moore and Quin both suffered ankle injuries on Thanksgiving and did not return to the game, leaving their status in doubt for the next game.

Reid was listed on last week's injury report with an ankle injury, but he still played against the Eagles.