All active Lions practice except Nate Burleson

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - The theme at Lions practice on Thursday was all about good health as every active player on Detroit's roster practiced except for Nate Burleson, who is recovering from surgery after breaking his left arm in an auto accident.

The Lions are gearing up for their NFC throw down with division rival Chicago on Sunday in a game that may not feature Bears cornerback Charles Tillman.

Reports out of Chicago are that Tillman may not play against Detroit on Sunday at Ford FIeld.

Tillman, who is hampered by knee and groin issues, has limited Calvin Johnson to 15 catches, no touchdowns and an average of 62.3 yards in the teams' last three meetings.

No Burleson could mean that Ryan Broyles may step in if Jim Schwartz gives Johnson a rest against Chicago.

Broyles recorded three catches for 51-yards and hauled in a 12-yard touchdown from Matthew Stafford in Detroit's 13-7 loss on Oct. 22, 2012 at Soldier Field.

Broyles recently played for the first time since dealing with a season-ending knee injury in December.

 

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