Lions quarterback Drew Stanton returned to practice today for the first time since having knee surgery during the exhibition season. He is going through individual drills.
Linebacker Ernie Sims and defensive end Cliff Avril were not practicing. Sims suffered a shoulder injury Sunday against Minnesota. Avril sat out Sunday with a hamstring injury.
Coach Jim Schwartz will be asked for an update after practice.
The Lions released quarterback Brock Berlin from the practice squad and signed former Michigan State defensive tackle Matthias Askew.