ALLEN PARK — Brandon Pettigrew is highly unlikely to play on Saturday night against the Atlanta Falcons. The Detroit Lions tight end was not at practice today (Thursday) and has not practiced since he injured his ankle in the loss at Green Bay two weeks ago.
Safety Louis Delmas (knee) returned to practice after sitting out on Wednesday. It was likely on a limited basis. He had the same routine last week and still played in 89 percent of the defensive snaps in the loss at Arizona.
Calvin Johnson (knee), Mikel Leshoure (calf) and DeAndre Levy (ankle) were limited in Wednesday’s practice. All three were on the field for the portion of practice open to the media. All three are fully expected to play on Saturday night at Ford Field.