James Jones (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Week 4 was Jones' first game without a touchdown catch this season, though he still posted a 5-96 line on six targets. He'll be fine for the Week 5 tilt with the Rams, but is more of a WR3 against St. Louis' stingier pass defense.
Chargers LCB Brandon Flowers (concussion) practiced on Wednesday.
Like Malcom Floyd, Flowers suffered a brain injury in last Sunday's win over Cleveland. Flowers will likely need to pass a few more steps in the NFL's concussion protocol in order to receive clearance for Monday night.
Leonard Hankerson (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Hankerson is coming off his best game of the season, posting a 6/103/1 line in Sunday's win. His Week 5 status isn't a concern. Hankerson will be a WR4/FLEX against Washington.
Malcom Floyd (concussion) participated in Chargers practice Wednesday.
Floyd was concussed in last week's win over the Browns, but appears to be making strides through the NFL's protocol testing with his clearance for at least some level of practice activity. As the Chargers host the Steelers this Monday night, Floyd has one extra day to receive clearance for contact.
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.