(ALLEN PARK, MI) -- Lions' wide receiver Germane Crowell says he isn't going to rush anything despite the fact that receivers Bill Schroeder and Mikhael Ricks have basically been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bears at Ford Field.
"It's still a 'feel thing for me. It's Thursday, tomorrow, we'll probably see how it's going to be for Sunday," Crowell said.
"I don't think it (Schroeder and Ricks injury situation) [brings] any added pressure. My situation is basically whether I'm healthy or not That's the main thing. This is my first week back at practice. We don't want to rush into things and put me out there and just not be ready. This is early in the week. We'll see how it feels tomorrow and Saturday."
Crowell took part in all the wide receiver individual drills and a few of the team drills and the knee responded favorably. The veteran showed flashes of the speed and the strength that made him a rising star in 1999. But after suffering back-to-back serious injuries, the fourth year veteran from Virginia isn't going to play until he feels 100%.
"Actually it feels OK. I went through all the individual drills and did a couple of team drills. It felt OK, so right now, things are looking real positive."
Crowell says he doesn't expect it to knee to experience any delayed swelling. He says he has never had that happen before. So while things look positive for the return of Crowell, it still figures to be a game time decision on whether he will be activated for the Chicago game Sunday.