Julio Jones (toe, hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Jones didn't have any setbacks last week, but his practice reps will continue to be managed. Jones is a top-three receiver play for Week 5 against the Redskins.
Jeremy Hill (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
He should be fine for the Week 5 date with the Seahawks, though it's a tough matchup for Hill. Consider Hill a middle-of-the-road RB2 coming off his three-touchdown game. Hill's going to get work, but might not pile up the yards.
Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
The Lions are hoping to get Pettigrew back this week with Eric Ebron (knee) sidelined. His return to practice puts him on track to play. Pettigrew will have a limited pass-game role if active, but should upgrade the Lions' run blocking.
Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) is practicing in full for Week 5 and expected to make his season debut against the Cardinals.
Levy has been out since the summer with a balky hip. The Lions declined to say whether he underwent surgery. Levy's return will be a big boost to the defense, as he's arguably its best player, along with RE Ziggy Ansah. Levy can rush the passer, cover, and play the run. Josh Bynes will go back to the bench.
Arian Foster (groin) is probable for Week 5 against the Texans.
He's expected to see a major uptick in snaps and usage after making his season debut last Sunday. Foster is locked in as a top-six or eight RB1 this week.
Cecil Shorts (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 5 against the Colts.
As has Nate Washington (hamstring), meaning rookies Keith Mumphery and Jaelen Strong will have expanded roles. Shorts has a dislocated shoulder.
Nate Washington (hamstring) and Cecil Shorts (shoulder) have been ruled out for Thursday night's Week 5 game against the Colts.
Rookie Keith Mumphery is expected to get the start opposite DeAndre Hopkins, while fellow rookies Jaelen Strong and Chandler Worthy will likely be active after being inactive the first month of the season. If the Texans fall behind big to the Colts, which is a real possibility, Mumphery could realistically see 8-10 targets.
Drew Brees has been removed from the Saints' injury report.
He's over the shoulder issue that caused him to miss Week 3. In his Week 4 return, Brees threw for 359 yards and two scores against the Cowboys, winning NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. He gets the Eagles on Sunday.