The Detroit Lions continued on-field preparations for Sunday's home opener vs. Minnesota and did so in the portion of practice open to the media without rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah.
Ansah, the No. 5-overall pick in the draft, hasn't practiced since Aug. 24 with an undisclosed injury. The team will release their first injury report of the season today at 4 p.m. on Detroitlions.com.
Ansah was spotted running with trainers off to the side, which could be a good sign that he's getting close to returning.
A spot on the roster opened up for McIntosh after the team officially placed running back