Rams receiver Tavon Austin did not practice Wednesday due to his ankle injury, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Austin missed the Week 15 win over the Saints and his status for Sunday vs. Tampa Bay is up in the air.
Lions cornerback Chris Houston, who's missed two of the last three games with toe and foot injuries, returned to a limited practice Wednesday. Jonte Green started in his place Monday vs. Baltimore and "held his own," according to the team's website.
Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy came down with his league-high fifth interception of the season during Sunday’s contest against the Bears in Week 10.
Levy caught a Jay Cutler pass that was tipped by Ndamukong Suh in the end zone for an interception with just less than 30 second remaining in the first half. He finished the game with six total tackles (five solo) and one pass defended in a 21-19 victory. His fifth interception matched his total interceptions he had through his first four seasons in the league.
Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew was on crutches in the locker room Wednesday, two days after spraining his ankle in the loss to Baltimore, reports the Detroit Free Press. Pettigrew declined to comment on the injury.