- Rookie QB Logan Thomas took all of the third-team snaps on Tuesday with Ryan Lindley out of practice.
- HC Rex Ryan told reporters that QB Geno Smith will play the entire first quarter with Michael Vick taking over in the second. (Rich Cimini)
- The Lions have first-round pick TE Eric Ebron listed as their third-string tight end on their depth chart.
- DL Jason Hatcher was able to do some work on a side field and return to practice by Monday, but he’s unlikely to play in the team’s second preseason game. (John Keim)
- HC Jay Gruden said he would like the starters to play between 8 to 10 snaps during Thursday’s game. (John Keim)
- Safeties Ryan Clark and Phillip Thomas are both dealing with hamstring injuries. (John Keim)
- HC Mike Zimmer made the entire team do push ups after DE Everson Griffen jumped offsides. (Ben Goessling)
- Veteran S Chris Crocker worked with the first-team defense Tuesday, despite signing with the team on Monday. (Ben Goessling)