Good news for Swift, bad news for Golladay as Thanksgiving game nears


We just might see D'Andre Swift on Thankgiving.

The Lions' rookie running back returned to practice in a limited capacity on Tuesday after missing last week's loss to the Panthers with a concussion. That lends some hope to the idea of Swift playing Thursday against the Texans, in a game Matt Patricia and the Lions can't afford to lose.

Swift suffered the injury sometime last week, just as he was poised to take over Detroit's backfield. His return to practice means that if he remains symptom-free between now and Thursday and gets clearance from an independent neurologist, he could be eligible to take the field.

The Lions would love to have him after they rushed for 40 yards against one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL last week.

On the down side, it appears Kenny Golladay has suffered another setback in his recovery from the hip injury he suffered four weeks ago against the Colts. Golladay was estimated as a limited practice participant Monday with the Lions on a short week, but he was held out of practice Tuesday.

The same thing happened last week when Golladay returned to practice Wednesday, only to be sidelined both Thursday and Wednesday. He's in danger of missing his fourth straight game and his sixth of the season. The Lions are 1-5 when Golladay misses time.

Fortunately, it looks like Matthew Stafford will get back Danny Amendola, who returned to practice Tuesday after missing the loss to the Panthers. But it doesn't look good for Jeff Okudah (shoulder) and Da'Shawn Hand (groin), both of whom missed practice Tuesday.