- Kevin Seifert, NFL Nation
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It sounds like the Detroit Lions were fortunate not to have lost one or more starters during what was reported to be a frightening practice collision.
Running back Kevin Smith and tight end Tony Scheffler were running pass routes on different parts of the field. Neither saw the other and they ran into each other at significant speeds. Smith appeared to get the worst of the collision, but coach Jim Schwartz told reporters neither player was injured and both returned to practice.
"Certainly don't expect those," Schwartz said, "but, hey, that's why we wear helmets. You know, I'm glad there's not some new rule that you're not allowed to wear helmets … because we might have a couple broken jaws that we're dealing with right now."
The Lions added cornerback Alphonso Smith (foot) and safety Chris Harris (back) to their injury report. Both players were limited in practice. Cornerback Aaron Berry (shoulder) and safety Louis Delmas (knee) both practiced as well.
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