All eyes in Detroit are on safety Louis Delmas, who has yet to play this season after undergoing a knee procedure back in August. He sat out of practice Friday after being listed as a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday.
Head coach Jim Schwartz said the plan was to ease off Delmas towards the end of the week, and that there haven’t been any setbacks.
The 25-year-old Delmas, who had 51 tackles and five passes defensed in 11 games last year, is considered a key piece to the Lions’ defense.
“Yeah, each and every day I feel like I’m getting stronger,” Delmas said via the team’s website. “But, like I said, I’m not 100 percent right now, so therefore, game day is optional. But we’ll see. If my coaches and my trainers think I’ll be able to go then I’ll go.”
Lions defensive tackle Corey Williams is not expected to play Sunday.
The Eagles, meanwhile, are close to full health. Everybody fully participated in practice and there are really no question marks for this game, save whether Andy Reid is ready to activate Riley Cooper (collarbone) on game day.
“I want to make sure he’s ready to go and he’s healthy enough to where he takes care of being confident enough,” said Reid. “That’s what I look at.”
Besides Cooper, the following players are probable:
S Colt Anderson (knee), WR Jason Avant (wrist), RB Bryce Brown (shoulder), LS Jon Dorenbos (ankle), T King Dunlap (hamstring), FB Stanley Havili (quad), LB Akeem Jordan (hamstring), LB Mychal Kendricks (ankle), DT Derek Landri (knee) and DE Darryl Tapp (foot).