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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Practice Report: Calvin Johnson was there

By Michael Rothstein

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- For the first time since last month, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson participated in a Tuesday practice.

Johnson also looked fine going through basic individual drills.

He wasn't the only major player there. Running back Joique Bell, who injured a rib in the fourth quarter Sunday, was at practice and didn't appear to have any extra protective padding on his chest.

Cornerback Rashean Mathis, who injured his groin Sunday, was also out there practicing. So was running back Montell Owens, who is now allowed to practice after being placed on injured reserve/designated to return before the season.

Running back Theo Riddick was also at practice, but with a winter beanie on his head instead of a helmet, he was not actually practicing. Other Lions not practicing were tight end Tony Scheffler (concussion), right tackle Jason Fox (knee), safety Louis Delmas (knee) and wide receiver Nate Burleson (forearm).

One other note -- the Lions brought wide receiver Patrick Edwards back to their practice squad and released running back Shaun Chapas. For the time being, Detroit now has three receivers on its practice squad.