Detroit Lions Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Ansah (back) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.
Impact: Ansah's status for the Thanksgiving Day game against the Vikings likely won't be cleared until he practices fully, which could happen Wednesday. The defensive end has missed the Lions' last two games with the back issue, but the team has been able to win without his services while matching up against non-contending teams in the Browns and Bears.
News: The Lions waived Thornton on Tuesday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The timing of Thornton's release is somewhat curious, given that he had practiced with the Lions on Tuesday and was fully expected to play Thursday against the Vikings. Evidently, the Lions felt the defensive tackle's roster spot would be put to better use by another player. Thornton appeared in four games for the Lions this season, logging four tackles and no sacks.
News: Washington (hip) wasn't present for the portion of Tuesday's practice that was open to the media, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: With Washington seemingly in line to be listed as a non-participant for the Lions' first two practices of the week, it's not looking promising that he'll be available to play Thanksgiving Day against the Vikings. If that's the case, Zach Zenner would likely be kept active again as the Lions' No. 3 running back and see most of his touches in short-yardage scenarios.