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Lions’ Smith, Hill, White, Pearson don’t practice; Sims & Avril return

Running back Kevin Smith (shoulder) and rookie defensive tackle Sammie Hill (ankle) did not practice today. Smith was at practice but not in pads while Hill was not seen at practice at all (the media is only allowed to view a portion of practice, but none of the team drills)…Linebacker Ernie Sims (shoulder) returned to practice after missing a week with the injury…Defensive end Cliff Avril (hamstring) also returned to practice…Defensive end Dewayne White and safety Kalvin Pearson did not participate in practice.

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Lions place Furrey on IR, sign Colbert

The Lions placed receiver Mike Furrey on injured reserve list today because of lingering symptoms from a concussion he suffered on the opening kickoff against the Jacksonville Jaguars…Taking his place on the roster is free agent receiver Keary Colbert. That means that three of Detroit’s five receivers (including John Standeford and Adam Jennings) were not on the team’s roster for the first half of the season).

Rookie tackle Gosder Cherilus did not take part in the team’s light practice today, nor did rookie running back Kevin Smith. Three starting offensive linemen who missed all or part of the Thanksgiving Day game — center Dominic Raiola and guards Edwin Mulitalo and Stephen Peterman — all returned to practice.

Quarterback Don Orlovsky was throwing some passes during individual drills, but did not take part in practice.

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Sad Lions a laughing matter now

As if the scoreboard wasn’t taunting enough Sunday, the Lions had to hear it, too.

And not just the boos cascading down from the half-empty stands at Ford Field. The Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that arrived in town teetering on the edge of playoff elimination, officially designated the Lions as the NFL’s laughingstock with the 38-14 beating they administered.

“They were cracking jokes,” Lions running back Kevin Smith said. “They thought we were a joke. They said we (weren’t good). They were saying that to me, that I (wasn’t good). And I told them they (weren’t good), too. And they said, ‘Well, not as bad as (you).’ And I said, ‘You’re right.’ (Because) we haven’t won one game.”