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Lions lose kicker; top receiver returns

Updated: August 18, 2009, 5:07 PM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- One important veteran returned to Lions practice, sort of. Another left indefinitely.

Injuries are piling up on teams across the NFL three weeks into training camp and Detroit hasn't escaped.

Longtime kicker Jason Hanson, a two-time Pro Bowl selection and the team's career leading scorer, underwent what coach Jim Schwartz called a "fairly minor" procedure to treat a nagging knee injury Tuesday morning. The coach wouldn't say which knee was affected, offering ...

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