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Allen Park — The Detroit Lions got a boost at Thursday's practice with the long-awaited return of defensive tackle Mike Daniels.

Daniels has been out of action since suffering a foot injury against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 22. A late offseason addition, signed to a one-year deal during training camp, he's played just 65 snaps for the Lions this season. 

Also back at practice for the Lions was fullback Nick Bawden. He has been nursing a back injury. Meanwhile, cornerback Darius Slay (hamstring) sat out a second straight day.

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The only other player missing from the field was nose tackle Damon Harrison. He had been limited the previous day by a groin injury, suffered in Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, but his Thursday absence is more related to a veteran maintenance plan he's been on this year, as opposed to the injury. 

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The Lions have lost three straight and just traded starting safety Quandre Diggs. Lose another and the wheels might come off the bus. Justin Rogers, The Detroit News

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