Sick bay: McClellin limited by hamstring

Sick bay: McClellin limited by hamstring
November 7, 2013, 3:30 pm
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Overshadowed by the return to full-practice status of quarterback Jay Cutler (groin) and cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) was defensive end Shea McClellin being limited in practice on Thursday with a hamstring injury.

The NFC defensive player of the week missed one game last year with a concussion and another with a knee injury but is third among defensive linemen, behind Corey Wootton and Julius Peppers, in number of snaps this season (371).

Linebacker/special teamer Blake Costanzo (back) and tight end Dante Rosario (ankle) were also in for all of practice. Linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder), tackle James Brown (illness), long snapper Patrick Mannelly (calf) and defensive tackle Jeremy Ratliff (groin) did not participate and none are expected to be active Sunday for the Lions.

Detroit was again practicing without defensive end Ziggy Ansah (ankle), who has started the last six games for the Lions, nickel corner Bill Bentley (knee) and right tackle Corey Hilliard (knee).

Limited at practice were wide receiver Nate Burleson, who started the first three games but missed the last five with a broken forearm, safety Louis Delmas (knee), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) and safety Glover Quin (ankle).

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