Lions tackle Taylor Decker returned to practice Wednesday, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.
The team placed Decker on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list after he tore the labrum in his right shoulder during Organized Team Activities in June.
Decker had surgery to repair the injury and it was originally estimated his recovery time would be about six months. There is no word yet on when Decker will return to game action, but his return to practice at the beginning of November may put him a bit ahead of schedule.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been sacked 25 times this season, and offensive lineman Greg Robinson and Emmett Clearly didn't play last week against the Steelers because of injuries. Needless to say, Decker will receive a warm welcome back.