ALLEN PARK, Mich. - As the Lions returned to practice Monday, the list of notable players watching from the sidelines was long.
Wide receiver Calvin Johnson, cornerbacks Bill Bentley and Chris Houston, safety John Wendling, running back Kevin Smith, defensive tackle Corey Williams, defensive end Lawrence Jackson, tight end Brandon Pettigrew, wide receiver Titus Young all missed practice.
Matthew Stafford, who left Saturday's game in Oakland with an injured left hand, participated in practice with no apparent signs of injury. His hand was not wrapped.
"I think the biggest thing for me was that I had to come out of the game. That part was frustrating because you want to be out there with all your guys," Stafford said.
"Had it been a regular season game, I'm sure I would have found a way to get back on the field."
Stafford said he was surprised how much attention has been paid to the burst blood vessel in his finger.
Also today, the Lions announced Jahvid Best and Chris Greenwood will begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which will limit both players from returning before Week 7.
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