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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Lions report: Nate Burleson returns

By Michael Rothstein

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson practiced for the first time Tuesday since crashing his car reaching to save a pizza on Sept. 24.

Since then he's been given a year's supply of free pizza from DiGiorno Pizza and also hung around the team while he's been hurt. Now, he's back and practicing. Still no word, though, on whether he'll play on Sunday against Chicago.

The Lions were without receiver Calvin Johnson (knee), defensive end Ziggy Ansah (ankle), right tackle Corey Hilliard (knee), safety Louis Delmas (knee) and cornerback Bill Bentley on Tuesday. The major ones to be concerned about there are Ansah, Hilliard and Bentley.