Ebron (ankle/knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Ebron's workload is no surprise given his lack of practice the past three weeks. It remains to be seen if his lower right leg will allow him to fit in a full showing Thursday or Friday, but he's certainly made a step toward taking the field for the first time since Week 4.
Riddick (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.
Ankle injuries have kept the Lions' top-2 running backs (Riddick and Dwayne Washington) on the sideline for two and three games, respectively. Both returned to practice Wednesday, but Riddick was unable to handle every drill, as Washington did. Their level of participation this week will likely determine who among the pair receives more work Sunday at Houston.
Hall (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Packers, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports.
News came earlier in the week that Hall's ankle injury would not require surgery, but the rookie cornerback will be out for at least Week 7's tilt, with his next opportunity to return coming Week 8 on Monday night against the Vikings. Sherrick McManis and Cre'von LeBlanc could be in line for additional reps when the Packers deploy multiple-receiver offensive sets, but their roles likely won't be affected too severely if Tracy Porter (knee) and Bryce Callahan (hamstring) are able to play.
Ferguson has been handed a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.
After notching three tackles in four games, Ferguson was placed on season-ending injured reserve in October due to a nagging knee injury. Thus, his ban won't kick in until he's healthy enough to take the field during the 2016 campaign.