Practice participation - Tues 3 Sep

From Jeremy Reisman, PoD:

All 53 players—yes, including Jarrad Davis, Da’Shawn Hand and Frank Ragnow—were out there participating in warmups. However, in Davis’ and Hand’s case, the two did not appear to be doing much of anything during individual and positional drills. Hand suffered what appeared to be a pretty serious arm injury early in camp, but has since shed the heavy brace on his arm and has clearly made a lot of progress.

Davis went down with what appeared to be a serious ankle injury on the second play of the Lions’ third preseason game. However, he avoided injured reserve, which seems to suggest the Lions expect him back sooner rather than later.

The fact that they were both dressed and out there were big steps in the right direction for both players, even if they were very limited.

As for starting center Frank Ragnow, he appears on track to play in Week 1. He participated fully in positional drills and was even taking reps with the first-team offense early in practice (we only get to see the first 15 minutes).

That said, cornerback Rashaan Melvin did not appear to participate much outside of warmups, either. But fifth-round pick Amani Oruwariye did, despite suffering an injury in the preseason finale.


Thanks for the update, man. This certainly is better news than I was expecting, especially with Ragnow.

Sure do wish there was a way to have Davis available for week 2. IMO, Cardinals only chance against us is their QB beating us with his feet.

I am not optimistic that we’ll see Davis or Hand before the MNF game in GB, which i’m guessing Daniels will be really up for. Ragnow I think is looking good to start on Sunday in Arizona, but i don’t know nothing about Melvin.

If Gordon doesn’t play against us in week 2, then we maybe can get by with a combo of Tavai and JRM in the middle. I also think JRM will see plenty of work in Arizona cuz I’m sure he’s quicker and faster than Tavai and somebody’s gotta contain Murray.

Considering they (Cards) are without their top 2 corners, our offense oughta do well if they don’t shoot themselves in the foot with penalties and TOs. Frankly, I am expecting a Lions win there.


The Chargers were 4-0 last year in games without Melvin Gordon

Also 4-0 in games without me. I know, hard to imagine. Isn’t it.