Three limited in Lions practice Thursday

Three potential starters were limited for the Detroit Lions in practice Thursday: wide receiver Nate Burleson (forearm), right tackle Corey Hilliard (knee) and safety Louis Delmas (knee).

That goes on top of the four players who were out -- receiver Calvin Johnson (knee), defensive end Ziggy Ansah (ankle), cornerback Bill Bentley (knee) and running back Montell Owens (knee).

Johnson said earlier Thursday he anticipates playing Sunday against Pittsburgh despite missing the past two days of workouts.