Lions still missing key players at practice

James Hawkins
The Detroit News
Theo Riddick

Allen Park – The Lions were still without several key pieces at Thursday’s practice.

Tight end Eric Ebron, linebacker DeAndre Levy, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and running back Theo Riddick were not participating in the portion open to the media. Offensive tackle Corey Robinson was a new addition to the list and sat out after practicing Wednesday.

Ngata and Riddick didn’t play in last weekend’s win over the Rams, Ebron has been sidelined the past two games and Levy hasn’t seen any action since playing every defensive snap in Week 1.

Receiver Corey Fuller was a participant for the second straight practice since coming off the physically unable to perform list, but there was still no sign of tight end Brandon Pettigrew.

“I have nothing to report,” coach Jim Caldwell said of Pettigrew. “He's working, he's coming along, he's getting better.”

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