Lions Wide Receiver Returns to Practice

The Detroit Lions got some good news Friday morning ahead of their Week 5 matchup with the New England Patriots. Promising young wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown returned to practice today after missing Week 4 with an ankle injury. St. Brown injured his ankle during the Lions' Week 3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings after nabbing six receptions for 73 yards. He may very well be the best player on the league's top-scoring offense; despite missing a game, he remains the team's leader in yards from scrimmage so far this season with 321.

In St. Brown's absence, the Lions lost a 48-45 shootout with the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4. Tight end T.J. Hockenson blew up for a career-high 179 receiving yards. If St. Brown can hit the ground running and Hockenson can continue his momentum, the Lions could field one of the NFL's deadlier young pass-catching duos for the rest of the season.
  St. Brown was drafted by the Lions 112th overall in 2021 and burst onto the scene as a rookie, leading the team in receptions with 90, receiving yards with 912, and receiving touchdowns with five. Should he be available this week, he'll have a chance to feast against a reeling 1-3 Patriots team that could be starting their third-string quarterback.
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