Danny Amendola and Mike Daniels missed their second straight practice with injuries Thursday, and while Daniels won’t play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Detroit Lions still could have Amendola on the field.
Amendola suffered a chest injury making a diving catch along the sideline in the fourth quarter of last week’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Lions held Amendola out of a padded practice Wednesday and had him do indoor conditioning work on Thursday.
If Amendola can’t play, the Lions could use some combination of tight ends T.J. Hockenson, Jesse James and Logan Thomas, running back J.D. McKissic and wide receiver Marvin Hall to fill in at the slot position.
McKissic has three carries and two catches as the Lions’ No. 3 running back so far this year, but he played some wide receiver in college at Arkansas State. Hall, one of the fastest players on the Lions’ roster, played 10 offensive snaps but did not have a target last week in his Lions debut.
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Cornerback Darius Slay (hamstring) and defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand (elbow) were limited in practice Thursday.
Slay took part in some light drills during the individual portion of practice, but he did not do anything that caused him to push off, change direction or otherwise exert force on his right leg.
Rashaan Melvin, who was limited in Wednesday’s practice by a knee injury, was a more active participant Thursday.
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Published at Thu, 26 Sep 2019 19:09:25 +0000