ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions had their first regular-season type of practice Monday afternoon, with typical regular-season access for the media.
The Lions continue to be particularly healthy so far in the preseason. TJ Jones continues to sit out on the active physically unable to perform list. Joining him in not participating in practice was safety DeJon Gomes, who suffered a neck injury Friday night against Oakland when his head hit the helmet of an Oakland tight end.
How quick does this business churn? The Lions cut linebacker Justin Jackson, who wore No. 44, on Saturday and signed linebacker Shamari Benton. Benton's number with Detroit? No. 44 -- although there was no nameplate sewn on the back yet.
Detroit was in full pads on Monday -- a practice that is more of a typical Wednesday practice during the regular season.
As for Nick Fairley, who Jim Caldwell said was going to be with the second team, he was doing individual drills with the defensive linemen. Ndamukong Suh worked with C.J. Mosley and Fairley lined up with rookie Caraun Reid, who also received a lot of second team work Friday against the Raiders.
The Lions practice again Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET in what would simulate a Thursday, theoretically, during the regular season. A reminder now that the regular-season type practices have started, access rules are much shorter when it comes to the amount of practice the media can view.