Lions' Jarrad Davis trending in right direction, Taylor Decker hurt
Allen Park — The Detroit Lions might have blown an 18-point lead in the season opener, but at least they came out of the game healthy. That's something that can't be said by many NFL teams, including the team's Week 2 opponent, the Los Angeles Chargers.
Just like last week, every Lions player was out on the practice field for the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday. Still, just like a week ago, a few players weren't doing much activity during that window.
Cornerback Rashaan Melvin, defensive tackle Da'Shawn Hand and linebacker Jarrad Davis all remain limited. New to this week's practice report is offensive tackle Taylor Decker, listed as dealing with a back injury.
Decker is coming off the worst performance of his career, a game where he allowed multiple sacks for the first time since early his rookie season. He also committed a career-high four penalties.
It's unclear how much the injury played a factor in his struggles.
On the flip side, Davis appears to be trending in the right direction. At this early stage in the week, he was running through a number of individual drills while practice was open to the media, suggesting he has a decent chance of returning to action Sunday against the Chargers.
Davis is dealing with an ankle injury he suffered in the opening minutes of Detroit's third preseason game on Aug. 23.
Melvin, meanwhile, is battling a nagging knee injury suffered in that same preseason game. Still, it didn't keep him out of action against the Cardinals, where he managed an impressive 87 of 89 snaps, despite coming up limping on at least two plays.
Hand is still working his way back from an elbow injury he suffered at the end of July. He was ruled out and didn't make the trip to Arizona.