ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Golden Tate didn’t practice fully during Tuesday’s open organized team activities (OTAs) session for the Detroit Lions, only running some routes against air as he rested a sore shoulder.
Tate said he has missed "two or three days" dealing with it, but that it is "just a little soreness" and didn’t seem concerned about it hurting him in the long-term.
When asked if sitting out was more precautionary than anything, though, he wasn't willing to say that.
“I don’t know,” Tate said. “You have to talk to the trainers about that. I’m just doing what they ask me to do and trying to get healthy.”
Tate was one of many Lions players who sat out of Tuesday’s practice. Receiver Kris Durham was in attendance but didn’t participate, the same as tight end Joseph Fauria. All Fauria said after practice about sitting out was that he’s "good" and he gave a thumbs up.
Also returning was a much thinner Nick Fairley. The difference in Fairley’s body was noticeable and while he didn’t participate in all the drills, he did do some work as he recovers from a minor procedure.