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Sam LaPorta working at practice like he’s going to play vs. Rams

When Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that rookie tight end Sam LaPorta’s knee injury wasn’t as bad as it looked during Sunday’s win over Minnesota, Campbell wasn’t kidding. After initial fears of a serious injury, it now looks like LaPorta is going to play in this Sunday’s wild card game against the Rams.

LaPorta continues to show progress in his movement and strength in his injured knee. While he was officially listed as a non-participant in Thursday’s practice, LaPorta ran routes and also took some blocking reps after the session.

This quick video clip from Friday’s practice, via Woodward Sports, shows LaPorta wearing a full sleeve on his left leg. No. 87 is going through the same warm-up drills as his TE peers and also runs a half-speed (as the drill calls for) route without any real visible limitations.

LaPorta earned second-team All-Pro status as a rookie, shattering the Lions receiving marks for a tight end in the process.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire